Arizona Bioscience News: $10M to Barrow to study COVID & Alzheimer’s; Emagine Solutions Technology’s $1M grant; Heat and disease

July 28, 2023

By brianpowell

Barrow awarded $10M to study the effects of COVID-19 on Alzheimer’s / AZ Big Media

Barrow Neurological Institute, an internationally renowned leader in the treatment of brain and spinal disorders, has been awarded $10 million by the Office of the Arizona Governor through the American Rescue Plan Act to study the effects of COVID-19 on Alzheimer’s.

Emagine Solutions Technology lands $1M grant from National Science Foundation / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Emagine Solutions Technology of Tucson was awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to further develop its artificial intelligence models and integrate into Epic, one of the largest electronic health record systems in the nation, and improve upon its Journey Pregnancy app.

Arizona’s doctor shortage is getting worse. This new coalition has a plan / KJZZ

Arizona State University plans to start a new medical school in Phoenix, and Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix are expanding their residency programs. A new group called the Healthy Arizona Workforce Coalition is also trying to get more providers into the state’s system.

We’re underestimating the way heat harms our health and kills us, ASU researcher says / Arizona Republic

An Arizona State University researcher cites evidence showing heat waves increase suicides, heart attacks, drug-overdose deaths and hospitalizations for dementia and can make people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease more vulnerable to heat illness, to exacerbated health problems, and to death.

‘I can picture my students here’: Arizona teachers become learners at hands-on science program / Arizona Republic

Arizona teachers participated in a six-week University of Arizona summer program, Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Science, or BIORETS, which supports and finances biological research experiences for K-12 teachers, often pairing them with scientists to work on a site or project.

UArizona celebrates 17th Annual KEYS Research Showcase / KGUN

The University of Arizona BIO5 Institute’s KEYS Research Internship, which provided the opportunity for 56 high-school students to work alongside top scientists over the summer, culminated with the annual research showcase. Read more: STEM camp empowers teen girls

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