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Flinn Scholars Recognition Celebration honors incoming and outgoing Scholars, educators

The Flinn Scholars Program in May celebrated the accomplishments of the 2020 Flinn Scholars, the outgoing Scholars attending Arizona’s three state universities, and Distinguished Educators selected by the new Flinn Scholars for having the greatest impact on their academic and personal development. The virtual event, which attracted Flinn Scholar alumni viewers dating back to the […]


Avein Saaty-Tafoya appointed to Flinn Foundation board of directors

The Flinn Foundation board of directors has appointed health-care advocate and evidence-based design expert Avein Saaty-Tafoya, president and CEO of AST Consulting LLC, to its board, effective June 3. “Avein will be a tremendous new voice on our board bringing a wealth of expertise as a community leader in health care and beyond,” said Dr. David J. Gullen, chair of […]


TGen’s online MindCrowd research project aims to provide a personalized guide for successful brain aging

*This article first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation A 10-minute online memory test is gathering data from around the world with the hope that one day physicians will be able to recommend a personalized way for their patients […]

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Flinn Scholars embark on new educational and career paths

Each year as the Flinn Scholars Program welcomes a new class, another group of Flinn Scholars transition to alumni as they continue their educational and professional pursuits in Arizona, across the United States, and the far reaches of the world. Several of this year’s outgoing Scholars—who share in short videos below reflections on their Flinn […]