Renowned researcher Dr. Fernando Martinez to lead UA

February 2, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: BIO5, Deborah Dawn] – One of the most highly regarded researchers worldwide in childhood lung diseases, Fernando Martinez, has accepted the position of interim director for the BIO5 Institute at The University of Arizona (UA) beginning February 9, 2009.

Dr. Martinez is the Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics, the director of the UA College of Medicine’s Arizona Respiratory Center, and a long time BIO5 faculty member. He and current BIO5 director Vicki Chandler served together as interim co-directors for BIO5 before Dr. Chandler was named director in 2004, and he has been a member of the BIO5 faculty advisory committee for the past five years. Dr. Martinez began his affiliation with the UA in 1984.


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