The Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix is testing positive cases of COVID-19 in Arizona to identify and alert public health authorities and vaccine manufacturers about any mutations of the virus as the variant first found in California is slowly spreading in the state. Meanwhile, the eligible age to receive a vaccine has dropped as universities and health groups prepare to bring the vaccine to rural and underserved urban areas hit hard by the coronavirus.
Arizona’s top health official: 3rd vaccine a ‘game changer’ / Arizona Daily Star
Ducey orders schools to offer in-person classes; ASU expert urges caution about lifting mask rules / Phoenix Business Journal
UA wants rural COVID-19 vaccines / Arizona Public Media
Not all health care workers in Arizona are opting to get a COVID-19 vaccine / Arizona Republic
Mayo Clinic to build $131M education and research building on Phoenix hospital campus / Phoenix Business Journal
Mayo Clinic is planning to build a $131 million education and research building on its Phoenix hospital campus—a 150,000-square-foot structure to be built next to Arizona State University’s $80 million Health Futures Center, which is open and beginning to move in staff.
Valleywise Health marks construction milestone on new $596M Phoenix hospital / Phoenix Business Journal
A new $600 million Valleywise Health 10-story hospital scheduled to open in 2023 to replace a 50-year-old structure hit a milestone with the raising of the final beam.
Construction on the new Creighton University Health Sciences Phoenix campus began in September 2019, and the $100 million, 180,000-square-foot campus is scheduled to open for classes this fall.
Fishy technology and Research Corporation scholarships / Inside Tucson Business
GenetiRate, a University of Arizona startup technology that measures the metabolic rate of aquatic animals, has been licensed by biotechnology company IMV Technologies.
Washington-based health care firm relocates corporate HQ to Scottsdale / Phoenix Business Journal
LifeStance, an outpatient behavioral health care provider operating more than 370 centers in 27 states, is moving its corporate headquarters to Scottsdale from Bellevue, Washington.
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