Marvin J. Slepian, MD - 2017 Arizona Bioscience Pioneer AwardByAZBio
Published: 2017-10-13 05:08:00
The maxim “If you need to get something done, ask a busy person” often has been attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The 2017 Arizona Bioscience Pioneer honoree, Marvin J. Slepian, MD, is someone Franklin would have recognized as a kindred spirit. Dr. Slepian is a cardiologist, inventor, entrepreneur, educator, innovator and more. At the University of Arizona, he serves as professor of medicine, professor and associate department head of biomedical engineering, professor of material sciences and engineering, professor of medical imaging, McGuire Scholar in the UA Eller College of Management and member of the UA Sarver Heart Center. Dr. Slepian also is the founder and director of the newly created Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) – a “creativity engine” focused on novel solution development for unmet medical needs.