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Arizona Wellbeing Commons

Economics, access to health services, genetics, the environment, geography, age – all of these and more form a complex web of interdependent influences on wellbeing. The Arizona Wellbeing Commons brings scientists, clinicians and partners together in a powerful network of researchers to tackle the health issues that impact wellbeing in Arizona.

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How it works

Participants in the Commons apply multiple perspectives, tools, and expertise to the exploration of health, in complexity ranging from the molecular to the societal.

Broadly inclusive frames of examination form our six units of inquiry:

  • neurobiology, aging, dementias and movement disorders
  • cancer prevention, detection, management and treatment
  • viruses, immunity, microbiomes and infectious disease
  • nutrition, obesity, exercise and lifestyle
  • mental health, substance abuse, crime and behavior change
  • public health and health care services law, policy and equity

Benefits of participating

The Wellbeing Commons offers a space for Arizona professionals of any institution concerned with health to collaborate on research, develop and use shared resources, attend yearly events, identify new interdisciplinary research alignments, enhance the mentorship of young researchers, and belong to a community that facilitates inter-institutional dialogue statewide.  


Viewing wellbeing through multiple perspectives allows fresh approaches to any number of health issues, including grand challenges such as heart disease, cancer, and dementia. New collaborations will catalyze new frameworks and improved solutions throughout the great state of Arizona.

Upcoming Events

Arizona Symposium on Virology, Immunology, Microbiomes and Infectious Disease

Friday, June 7, 2019
9:55 AM – 4:15 PM
Check-in starts at 9:30
 

Keynote Speaker:

Nels Elde Portrait

Associate Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah
The Evolutionary Potential of Viruses
 

Location:

Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
Parking provided at the 555 E. Fillmore St. Structure
 

Poster Submissions:

Submit an abstract and a poster to us to see it on display at the symposium. This is a great opportunity to network and make new connections. Bonus: Up to nine abstracts from those chosen for posters will be selected for oral rapid-fire presentations during the program. Submit here. For any questions, contact Kim Fields at [email protected].
 
 
Co-sponsored by the Arizona Wellbeing Commons, the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix Research Office, and the Arizona Department of Health Services Biomedical Research Centre

2019 Arizona Wellbeing Commons Conference

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Keynote Speaker:

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
CEO, Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science
 

Location:

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 East Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ
 
Registration and Agenda TBD

Leadership

Joshua LaBaer, MD, PhD, leads the Commons. He is one of the nation’s foremost investigators in the rapidly expanding field of personalized diagnostics and executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. LaBaer is also director of the Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics, the Dalton Chair of Cancer Research, a professor in the ASU School of Molecular Sciences and an adjunct professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

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