Meredith Hay

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Meredith Hay is an American academic and biomedical researcher. She currently serves as Professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, Professor in the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychology at University Arizona. From 2008 to 2012 Dr. Hay was Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Arizona (UA)and as Special Advisor to the Chairman of The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). Dr. Hay was the UA's chief operating officer with responsibilities for the entire university budget including the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Hay is currently President and founder of a Tucson biotechnology company, ProNeurogen, Inc. ProNeurogen (www.proneurogen.com) is a preclinical and clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel peptide based therapeutics to treat cognitive impairment caused by inflammation and cardiac disease.

From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Hay served as the Vice President for Research at the University of Iowa. At the University of Iowa, Dr. Hay provided the central leadership for all of the university's research, scholarly, and creative programs, including the academic medical center. Dr. Hay served as an enthusiastic and vocal spokesperson for the university, working closely with state and federal government leaders, private sector representatives, and local community groups to broaden both private and public support for the university. She led a significant reorganization of the university's economic development efforts, with a focus on improving public access to the University, enhancing the University's technology licensing and commercialization activities, and creating better opportunities for new University-initiated small business start-ups.

Dr. Hay, a Texas native, earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver, and her M.S. in neurobiology from the University Texas at San Antonio, and her Ph.D. in cardiovascular pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996, she was a faculty member in the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio.She was named Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Arizona in February 2008.

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Dr. Hay, a tenured professor at the UA College of Medicine, is a leading expert in gender physiology and the differences in males and females in neurocontrol of the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Hay is a native of Houston, Texas. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado Denver, and her M.S. in neurobiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her Ph.D. in cardiovascular pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Hay was at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

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