Arizona Bioscience News: 2024 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program; Latino skin cancer; STEM Celebration

April 5, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

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Six Arizona startups driving biosciences forward in 2024 / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation has selected six Arizona-based early-stage bioscience companies as participants in its 2024 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, including four from Tucson and two from the Phoenix area.

HonorHealth is first in Arizona to perform cutting-edge abnormal heart rhythm procedure / Arizona Digital Free Press

HonorHealth became the first healthcare provider in Arizona approved to treat cardiac arrhythmia patients with a lifesaving defibrillation, anti-tachycardia pacing and back-up pacing therapy following FDA approval last year, improving on the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms.

Skin cancer in Latinos on the rise / Arizona PBS

Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Velez, a melanoma and sarcoma physician at Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, discusses skin cancer rates among Hispanics in Arizona, which have increased over the past two decades. Read more: How living in Arizona affects your risk of skin cancer

2024 Flagstaff STEM Celebration planned for April 27 / Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff STEM City will be putting on its annual STEM Celebration on April 27, offering interactive displays for all ages including hands-on activities, demonstrations, and conversations.

Mobile maternity care clinics work to expand prenatal care accessibility / Cronkite News

Minority communities without access to adequate prenatal care often suffer high maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates. Mobile maternity care clinics are making a difference by bringing prenatal care into communities where it is needed.

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April 22: Flinn Foundation Bioscience Roadmap Progress Report
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