The University of Arizona

Nationally Recognized Researcher Joins AHSC Phoenix Campus

August 18, 2000

Dr. Michael S. Gordon to help build new University of Arizona Research Consortium

Dr. Michael S. Gordon, has been named associate dean of research for the Phoenix Campus of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC).

Gordon's appointment marks a commitment by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center leadership to further develop medical research projects in the Phoenix metropolitan area, while continuing to foster collaboration among physicians and researchers in Phoenix and at the Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson.

Recognized for his work in new drug discovery, most notably biologic therapy and anti-angiogenic drugs that block new blood vessel growth to starve tumors, Gordon says his first priority will be working with investigators in the Phoenix area to facilitate the initiation of clinical trials through the Arizona Cancer Center and to foster a more global interest in clinical trials accrual.

"I have been charged with creating an academic research consortium for the Phoenix Campus, named the University of Arizona Research Consortium, that will focus on increasing the number of health-related research projects in Phoenix, including clinical trials of new drugs for cancer and other diseases," Gordon says. "The UA Research Consortium will collaborate with other Phoenix-based research hospitals to make
Arizona a hub for new drug development."