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Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellows, former Flinn Foundation staff appointed by governor to high-ranking state positions

Two Flinn-Brown Fellows and the former senior program manager of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation were recently appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to new high-level state positions. Ducey appointed Flinn-Brown Fellow Daniel Ruiz as the state’s chief operating officer and Fellow Trista Guzman-Glover as the director of boards and commissions. […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow and Flinn Scholar Sarah Coles advocates for today’s patients and tomorrow’s doctors

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation Dr. Sarah Coles is caring for the residents of Arizona in countless ways. Coles, a Flinn-Brown Fellow, is a physician, educator, curriculum developer, policy expert, a member of state and national boards, and overall advocate for patient health. And this all happens one mile south of North High School in central […]

Civic Leadership

Come learn about Arizona’s complex public issues: CivEx 2020 registration now open

The Arizona Civic Exchange, or CivEx, is seeking Arizonans eager to learn about and discuss today’s complex public issues to increase their civic impact. The program, presented by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation, will be held on Thursdays Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, and Feb. 13. Each session will […]


Flinn Foundation grants push research on cancer, surgery, diabetes into clinical practice

Arizona’s leading research institutions—universities, independent institutes, and research hospitals—are collaborating on bioscience projects to advance health care through a Flinn Foundation grants program designed to translate innovations and discoveries into patient care more quickly. The eight grants, valued at $100,000 each, will fund research between basic and clinical researchers at Arizona’s three public universities, HonorHealth […]