Arizona Bioscience News: Biodesign Institute at 20; TGen’s valley fever discovery; Virtual reality in health care

February 15, 2024

By brianpowell

Biodesign Institute at ASU celebrates 20 years of pioneering scientific discoveries / BNN

As dawn breaks on its 20th year, the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University stands as a testament to the transformative power of nature-inspired research and innovative scientific discovery.

New study breaks common myth surrounding Valley fever / AZ Family

TGen researchers analyzed more than 5,200 air filters across the Phoenix area over an 18-month period and found there is not an increased risk to Valley fever after a haboob or dust storm.

Virtual reality is poised to change the way health care providers interact with patients / KJZZ

A HonorHealth oncologist and researcher talks about virtual reality in the medical field, including how he is using VR to meet with patients and provide more comfort to them.

Why this $10M student housing project is being built on an ed tech campus / Phoenix Business Journal

The East Valley Institute of Technology is building a $10 million, 24,050-square-foot student housing project in Mesa where students can complete their high school education and learn a trade in one of 50 EVIT career training programs including surgical technology and nursing.

Arizona will never solve its doctor shortage if we don’t fix this / Arizona Republic (Op-ed)

Brittney Kaufmann, CEO of the Health System Alliance of Arizona, writes that while the state has several medical schools, and our major universities are opening new and expanding their medical schools, without adequate government funding for graduate medical education (GME) Arizona remains hamstrung in meeting the growing demand. 

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