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ISA participants show their Wildcat pride during a break from a writing workshop. Back row, from left: Yuankai Zhang, Yizhang Liu, Xi-Zhi Niu, Robert Cote (Writing Skills Improvement Workshop director), Toshinori Kato and Qi Wei. Middle row: Yunchuan Zeng, Mengdi Liu, Chun-Chuan Wang, Chih-Wei Hsieh, Ihsan Elahi Zaheer and Ying Yuan. Front row: Dale LaFleur (UA Global), Abeer Hassanin, Ting Wang, Xiao Liu, Yao Mu, Yana Roka-Moiia, Sadia Musharraf and Emily Kotay (UA Global).

Experts From Abroad Named to UA's First International Scholar Academy

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Experts From Abroad Named to UA's First International Scholar Academy

Oct. 30, 2018
Eighteen elite researchers, professionals and instructors from around the world who are doing work at the UA have been chosen for the first International Scholar Academy.

The International Scholar Academy's 2018-19 cohort began in September and will continue through April.

The UA hosts more than 1,500 international faculty members and scholars from more than 87 countries.

Yana Roka-Moiia, visiting from Ukraine, is conducting postdoctoral research in cardiovascular biology. She found a listing for her current position, an opportunity to work with Dr. Marvin J. Slepian at the Sarver Heart Center, about two years ago.

"I thought maybe the position was too fancy for me, but I received an invitation," she said. "I'm so happy to be here. Dr. Slepian gathers such intelligent, friendly and helpful people in his lab."

Dr. Slepian is also associate department head of biomedical engineering in the UA College of Engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, medical imaging, and medicine, as well as director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation at the UA.

UA Global created the academy with support from the Graduate College and Research, Discovery and Innovation to accelerate the professional growth of the participants.