Arizona Bioscience News: Creighton announces four-year Phoenix medical school; ASU opens new Biodesign Institute building; First Place-Phoenix opens as autism residence

September 20, 2018

By Matt Ellsworth

Creighton University to open four-year medical school in Phoenix / Arizona Republic

Nebraska-based Creighton University will open a four-year medical school at Park Central in midtown Phoenix across from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center as part of an expansion that will train future doctors, nurses, and physician assistants. Read more: Creighton University to build $150M Phoenix medical school

Third ASU Innovation Open offers student ventures chance to win $100K / KTAR

A third annual entrepreneurship competition open to all current Arizona State University students, with a winning prize of $100,000, is taking submissions through Oct. 31.

Don’t know how to participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s? You’re not alone / Orlando Sentinel

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute sponsored a survey showing that more than half of U.S. adults are worried about developing Alzheimer’s disease and that a cure will be developed in their lifetime, but only 33 percent said they know how to get involved in medical research.

ASU expands Biodesign Institute with new facility / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University opened the doors to its new Biodesign Institute building that will be the home of the world’s first compact x-ray free-electron laser and high-impact research of Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Read more: $120M building dedicated to breakthrough research at ASU Biodesign Institute; New center to research early detection, treatment of Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Sleep apnea, congenital heart disease may be deadly mix for hospitalized infants, UA study says / KGUN

A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson suggests that sleep apnea may be tied to an increased risk of death in infants with congenital heart disease.

Apartment complex for adults with autism now open in midtown Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

First Place-Phoenix, an 81,000-square-foot, four-story housing project now open for adults with autism and designed to nurture independence, is the first residential prototype of First Place, a sister nonprofit of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.