Two genetic and genomic medical investigators have been recruited to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson to head new divisions within the UA Health Sciences.
The divisions focus on research aimed at helping develop precision medicine solutions to diseases, from asthma to cancer to diabetes and beyond.
Dr. Eugene R. Bleecker and Deborah A. Meyers will serve as professors of medicine, co-chiefs of the new Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine within the Department of Medicine and co-directors of the new Division of Pharmacogenomics in the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Dr. Bleecker and Meyers were professors and co-directors of Wake Forest University’s Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. He also was Wake’s Thomas H. Davis Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases Section, of which he was chief from 2002-09.
They are both part of several national research networks with a focus on genetic and genomic research, frequently related to respiratory diseases.
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