Dr. Clark Lantz, a University of Arizona Superfund Research Program investigator, has continued collaborative efforts with Dr. Rogelio Recio from Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila (UAC) in Torreon, Mexico. On December 9, 2011, the UAC Center for Biomedical Investigations in the College of Medicine celebrated its 21st anniversary. Dr. Lantz was one of the selected speakers at the event that was organized to celebrate this occasion. Also in attendance were the director of the College of Medicine, Dr. Eduardo Serna Zetina, and the coordinator of graduate studies and investigation, Dr. Jose Edgar Braham Priego.
In addition to the celebration, the group discussed ongoing work regarding arsenic exposure and the effects on lung structure and function. Considering new findings showing susceptibility of the lung to arsenic, the binational team has the potential to expand its collaborative work. Based on these results, Dr. Recio and his students have begun measuring lung function in a group of children exposed to arsenic in communities in the area.
We look forward to continued successful collaboration!