Mark Lane leading UA Health Sciences Communications

Mark Lane, who has more than 25 years of leadership experience in communications, public relations and brand marketing, has been appointed associate vice president for communications at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.  

Most recently, Lane served as assistant vice president for communications at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he supervised teams responsible for communications; media and public relations; community and industry relations; institutional and employee communications and more.

Copper State Fluid Power appoints Peter Knorre

Herman Gamez, CEO and owner of Copper State Fluid Power, announced the appointment of Peter Knorre as director of marketing. The Tucson-based startup company has grown phenomenally since opening its doors in January 2017, and the addition of this newly created position is expected to sustain and even accelerate this successful growth trend. 

“I’m challenging Mr. Knorre to not only broaden the publicity of our presence but to also open new doors by distinguishing us as an industry leader with new innovations in sales and distribution,” Gamez said. “We anticipate having the ability to supply a wide variety of equipment and parts such as hose assemblies, fitting, valves, gauges, adaptors, O-rings, seals and air prep products on a nationwide and even international scale.” 

Arizona Oncology Welcomes Michele Boyce Ley

Arizona Oncology announced the addition of a breast surgical oncologist to the practice, enhancing the comprehensive multidisciplinary care it provides to breast patients. Michele Boyce Ley, MD, FACS, specializes in breast surgical oncology and has extensive training and experience in the field. Arizona Oncology has been serving cancer patients in Tucson and the surrounding area for over 20 years, providing patients convenient access to leading cancer experts and the most advanced cancer therapies available today.   

Dr. Ley is a breast surgical oncologist who has practiced in the Tucson community since 2006. She specializes in surgical care for breast cancer patients, including minimally invasive biopsies, nipple-sparing mastectomies and treatment of high-risk patients. 

Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center

Joann Sweasy, PhD, an expert in DNA repair and genomic instability, has joined the University of Arizona Cancer Center as associate director for basic sciences. Dr. Sweasy also has been appointed to a joint faculty position at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in the Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Radiation Oncology. 

Dr. Sweasy’s research focuses on genomic instability and how it leads to mutations that result in human diseases, such as cancer. A major focus of her laboratory is to understand how single nucleotide polymorphisms found in DNA repair genes.