Arizona scientists and physicians have learned a lot since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the state a year ago. Since that time, more than one in 10 Arizona residents has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The number of deaths increased in 2020 over 2019 with COVID-19 possibly being the leading cause of death. Researchers are now watching for new coronavirus variants in Arizona which could lead to more cases and hospitalizations.
NAU joins Coconino County COVID-19 vaccination efforts / Arizona Daily Sun
The Phoenix area’s growth and innovation in health care, bioscience and medical devices has created a critical mass for Phoenix that is cementing its place as a health care destination for institutions, health care professionals, patients and all business that support them.
Creighton University receives $25M gift to establish scholarship program in Phoenix, Omaha / Phoenix Business Journal
Creighton University has received a $25 million gift to establish the Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program for medical students at both the Arizona and Nebraska campuses.
Flinn Foundation announces Arizona executives to lead statewide bioscience committee / Arizona Daily Star
Eve Ross, a retired W.L. Gore & Associates executive, and former state legislator Heather Carter, executive vice president of Greater Phoenix Leadership, have been named the new leaders of Arizona’s statewide committee overseeing the advancement of the state’s bioscience ecosystem.
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