Arizona Bioscience News: AZ hospitals have $30B impact; UArizona receives $4.5M to study stress, aging; ASU seeks science & tech center funding

December 19, 2019

By brianpowell

Arizona hospitals have far-reaching effect on state’s economy, report says / Phoenix Business Journal

The total economic impact of Arizona hospitals in 2018 was $29.8 billion, according to a report released by the Health System Alliance of Arizona, with direct, indirect, and induced jobs earning a combined $12.3 billion in wages.

ABOR seeks millions in new funding to expand ASU’s engineering education capacity / Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Board of Regents is gearing up to request $165 million in the 2021 fiscal year state budget, including $46 million for Arizona State University to grow its engineering capacity and create science and technology centers that involve partnerships with government, private industry, and the university.

NAU grad hopes to alleviate Type 2 diabetes, health disparities on the Navajo Nation / Arizona Daily Sun

Lyle Becenti, who will be graduating from Northern Arizona University with a master’s degree in public health, is a member of the first student cohort to graduate from NAU’s Navajo Native American Research Center for Health Partnership that trains students to meet the health needs of American Indian tribes.

UA scientist receives $4.5 million to study stressors’ impact on aging / Arizona Daily Star

The co-director of the University of Arizona Center on Aging received a $4.5 million National Institutes of Health award to study how stress on our immune system can impact how we age.

As flu spreads across Arizona, some at ASU believe their tool can help fight the virus / Fox 10

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute received a $1.5 million grant earlier this year from the National Library of Medicine to develop an early warning system for virus outbreaks including the flu.

UA startup perfecting new imaging tool to guide heart treatments / Arizona Daily Star

Scientists at the University of Arizona are working to commercialize a new type of diagnostic imaging system that uses ultrasound to create a map of the heart’s electrical activity.

A day in the life of Dr. Jennifer Barton / Arizona Sonora News

Jennifer Barton, director of the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, is a biomedical engineer who is currently working on a research project on the early detection of ovarian cancer.

Flinn Foundation grants push research on cancer, surgery, diabetes into clinical practice / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation has awarded eight grants, valued at $100,000 each, to Arizona universities, independent research institutes, and research hospitals to fund bioscience projects designed to translate innovations and discoveries into patient care more quickly.