AMA's Women in Medicine (WIM) Month
"Celebrating Our Legacy, Embracing Our Future"
Each September, the American Medical Association recognizes the influence and contributions of women in medicine with their ‘Women in Medicine Month’ campaign. In celebration, WAM will shine the spotlight on some of the extraordinary female researchers and physicians whose work and leadership have inspired many here at the University of Arizona.
The Women in Academic Medicine interest group is proud to feature their contributions to our community this month.
Heddwen Brooks, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Areas of Interest: My research interests are focused on hypertension, as the number one risk factor for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Mechanisms responsible for post-menopausal hypertension and renal injury are unknown and use of standard anti-hypertensives (ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers) in postmenopausal women is less efficacious than in men.
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