Every November, the College of Medicine – Tucson celebrates its founding by selecting a Founders Day lecturer. Faculty members are invited to nominate peers who have made signficiant contributions to science and for their ability to effectively present research with enthusiasm, vigor and inspiration.
"Founders Day and the Founders Day lecture provide the opportunity for us to reflect upon our many accomplishments and to recognize those individuals who have contributed so impactfully to the college’s growth over the years," said Irving L. Kron, MD, interim dean of the College of Medicine – Tucson.
Todd Vanderah, PhD, professor and chair of pharmacology, was selected as this year's Founders Day Lecturer. His work focuses on identifying novel molecular targets on pain pathways in order to attenuate acute and chronic pain while reducing unwanted side effects. Dr. Vanderah delivered the lecture, "A Pain Yet Rewarding Journey" on Friday, Nov. 16 in the DuVal Auditorium.
Watch the full lecture below. (Lecture begins at 00:58 seconds.)
The University of Arizona College of Medicine was founded 51 years ago on Nov. 17, 1967. Today, Arizona's first medical school — the College of Medicine – Tucson — is a world leader in education, research and patient care.