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Phoenix- Science Discussion: "Burn Tissue Engineering Science"

  • Feb 27, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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As a courtesy, if you are sick, then please do not attend until you feel better.


Topic:  Burn Pathophysiology, History of Burn Research.


Dan Caruso, MD, Dept. of Surgery Chair

Kevin Foster, MD, MBA, Burn Center Director

Melissa A. Singer Pressman, PhD, Research Director

Karen Richey, RN, BSN, Manager of Research; Burn, Surgery, Trauma


Integrating bioengineering and clinical medicine is at the forefront of burn research at the Arizona Burn Center (AZBC). The AZBC, Arizona’s only verified Burn Center, was founded in 1965 by Dr. MacDonald Wood. Since then, it has grown from a few beds set aside for burn care to the second busiest burn center in the nation, caring for over 900 adults and children each year. It is the regional burn center for the southwestern United States, serving children and adults from Arizona, surrounding states and Northern Mexico. The AZBC has a distinguished history of clinical research.

During this presentation we will discuss the pathophysiology of the burn injury, the history of burn research, current areas of research interest, and give details on novel research projects currently active at the AZBC. These projects include studying the use of new medications, treatments, and techniques geared to improving the treatment of the burn patient.

We will present some of our current research projects, including the “skin gun”, a novel way of harvesting the patient’s own skin cells and spraying them onto the burn wound, and national disaster preparedness.


Meeting Place: The person at the info. desk will direct you to the lecture hall.

Lecture duration is from 6pm - 7pm.
Validated parking (>$3) in the "Heritage Square Parking Lot" (SE corner 5th St and Monroe St, one block south of Van Buren St). Disregard any outside signs stating "$12 Event Parking".
Admission to the discussion is free.

Note: Excerpts were taken from

Note: I am unable to attend, have fun! -Karen (event host)

Event Description: The "New Frontiers in Medical Science" discussion series brings together leaders in science and engineering with members of the community to discuss how biotechnology and medicine are changing the present and future.

Presented by: AZ Science Ctr, 4th Thur of the month, Sept-May.

Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

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