About the Research Office

Contact Information

Tel: (520) 626-2483
Fax: (520) 626-7588


Research Office
University of Arizona
College of Medicine – Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Room 1156
PO Box 245016
Tucson, AZ 85724-5016


We contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, the prevention and treatment of disease, and the strengthening of our economy from collaborations with private industry.


Faculty members at the College of Medicine explore every aspect of health and disease, from the molecular mechanisms of gene action to population studies of disease prevention. Their work has contributed to improved understanding of the cause of diseases and to better treatments and prevention of disorders. The use of inter-disciplinary collaboration is essential to the discovery process and scientists, educators, and clinicians are dedicated to helping each other reach the common goals of improving peoples health and alleviating suffering from disease.

Committees and subcommittees

Dean's Research Council

The Dean's Research Council is a standing committee which advises the Dean of the College of Medicine on matters pertaining to research programs for the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Medical Research Committee

The Medical Reserach Committee identifies major stumbling blocks to the clinical research process and proposes practical solutions.

Space Committee

The Dean's Research Council Space Committee assists the Dean and the Deputy Dean for Research in allocating space equitably, resolving space conflicts within Departments and Centers, and making long range plans to improve and expand facilities to better meet faculty and staff needs at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

Contact Bio
Lauren Zajac
Executive Director, Research Administration
(520) 621-0724
Dionisia Saner
Specialist, Clinical Research Informatics
(520) 626-6369
Evamaria G. Lugo
Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-2483
Leslie Alexander
Research Administrator, Pre / Post Award
(520) 626-9449
Haley McCombs
Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-8905
Karen D. Grinfeld
Research Administrator
(520) 626-4317
Rachele S. Peterson
Assistant Director, Research Administration
(520) 626-8733
Christine A. Gaul
Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-1542
Anne Cress, PhD
Deputy Dean, Research and Academic Affairs
(520) 626-7553

Dr. Cress is a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Deputy Dean for Research and Academic Affairs at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. She has a...

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Delfina Gaxiola
Manager, Clinical Research
(520) 626-4663
Rakhi Gibbons
Assistant Director, Biomedical and Life Science Licensing
Tech Launch Arizona

(520) 626-6695

Rakhi Gibbons of the Office of Technology Transfer and Tech Launch Arizona is available to meet with anybody needing tech transfer assistance in the College of Medicine Research Office every...

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Betsey Wagener
Licensing Manager, College of Medicine, Tech Transfer Arizona
(520) 626-6969