Arizona Bioscience News: $7.2M to UArizona for workforce; Celebration of Innovation winners; NAU, UArizona study contaminants

October 13, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

UArizona receives $7.2M to boost health-care workforce in rural, underserved communities / Becker’s Hospital Review

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of Arizona have awarded the University of Arizona’s Arizona Area Health Education Centers Program $7.2 million to expand Arizona’s health-care workforce in medically underserved communities.

Individual winners, company finalists set for Arizona Governor’s Celebration of Innovation / AZ Inno

Individual winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards have been announced by the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Technology Council. Company award winners will be announced at the event and technology showcase on Nov. 8.

$200K NAU, UArizona study will test air, water at Cocopah Head Start facility / KJZZ

Researchers from Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona are collaborating with the Cocopah Indian Tribe to assess environmental health issues at a Head Start and day-care facility in Somerton. Concerns include possible air and water pollution from surrounding areas.

Pinal County city approves rezoning for medical and innovation campus / Phoenix Business Journal

The city of Maricopa has approved rezoning for the $762 million District 3 at Copper Sky Park, a 1.6 million-square-foot medical and innovation campus to include a hospital, life-science innovation center, behavioral-health and sports-psychology building, and more.

Arizona may see an earlier-than-usual flu season this year. Here’s how to prepare / KJZZ

Flu season is here in Arizona, and the state could see a rise in cases compared to previous years. To learn about projections, when to get the vaccine and more, The Show spoke with Dr. Nick Staab of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

Arizona adds 2,400 COVID-19 weekly cases, with 49 new known deaths / Arizona Republic

Reported COVID-19 cases in Arizona have hit the lowest level seen since April, according to the state’s latest weekly update, with all 15 Arizona counties designated as “low” in terms of COVID-19 levels by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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