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.