Rotarians receive HonorHealth Research Institute update

Dr. Mark Slater responding to questions about HonorHealth’s Research Institute.

Dr. Mark Slater responding to questions about HonorHealth’s Research Institute.

Rotary Club of Scottsdale Rotarians and guests recently welcomed Dr. Mark Slater, vice president of research at HonorHealth, who shared with Rotarians and their guests how the HonoraHealth Research Institute accelerates precision-medicine therapies for cancer and cardiovascular disease through early-phase clinical research.

Dr. Slater has previously served on the medical-school faculty at the University of California, San Diego; has held leadership positions at Sharp HealthCare and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego; and has developed medical research data and consulting businesses.

From left, Club President Max Rumbaugh and from HonorHealth Rotarian Gary Baker and Dr. Mark Slater greeting members and guests at recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting.

From left, Club President Max Rumbaugh and from HonorHealth Rotarian Gary Baker and Dr. Mark Slater greeting members and guests at recent Rotary Club of Scottsdale meeting.

According to Dr. Slater, the essence of medical research at HonorHealth Research Institute involves innovative treatments, pharmaceuticals or medical devices that hold the promise of better treatment for diseases.

Dr. Slater was introduced to the attendees by Rotarian Gary Baker, CEO, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. The meeting was held at The McCormick Scottsdale’s Lakeside Ballroom.

The Club is preparing for its annual signature community event, its Service Above Self Community Award Dinner. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. April 25 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club – West Lawn Pavilion.

This is the third year the club will recognize local citizens and a community non-profit for achieving service above self volunteerism and affecting positive change within the community.

City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will present the 2016 Awards to Circle the City (Non-profit Award introduced by Rotarian Jeanette Griswold), to Dr. Honora Norton (Individual Award introduced by Rotarian Claudia Sawaf-Arnold), to Dr. Art DeCabooter (Lifetime Achievement Award introduced by Rotarian Jim Bruner) and Col. Park Shaw (Lifetime Achievement Military Award introduced by Rotarian Chris Holm).

Keynote speaker will be Nick Lowery, NFL Hall of Famer. Deadline for reservations is April 18.

To find out more about the Community Award Dinner and/or about club programs, meeting location, projects and membership for local active and retired business professionals, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org or call 480-945-6158.

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