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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 […]

Flinn Scholars

FLINNtalks: Nathan Johnson in conversation with Jake Batsell

Nathan Johnson | 1986 Flinn Scholarin conversation with Jake Batsell | 1992 Flinn Scholar On how the Flinn Scholarship can enhance a focus—or enable extraordinary exploration A member of the inaugural Class of 1986 Flinn Scholars, Nathan Johnson was elected to the Texas State Senate in November 2018 to represent District 16, comprising all or portions of 10 […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Diana Gomez giving back to Yuma County as public health director

Diana Gomez has spent a lifetime living in—and a career serving—Yuma County. Gomez, a Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow, was born and raised in Yuma and has worked for the county’s public health district for 22 years, including the last seven as chief health officer.   As chief health officer and director of public health […]

Flinn Scholars

FLINNtalks: Matt Rolland

Matt Rolland | Class of 2005 On the road—from stockbroker, to touring musician, to arts leader Class of 2005 Flinn Scholar Matt Rolland has had a fiddle in his hand since the age of four. Best known as the bandleader and fiddle player for the Tucson-based band, Run Boy Run, Matt has performed at festivals and […]