Arizona Bioscience News: Flagstaff Medical Center update; Med-school grad & mom of 9; COVID numbers rise

June 3, 2022

By Matt Ellsworth

Close-up image of vaccination in shoulder - Photo by flickr user self_magazine

Northern Arizona Healthcare gives update on plans for new FMC campus /Arizona Daily Sun

The City of Flagstaff will soon be asked to approve Flagstaff Medical Center’s move to a new campus near Fort Tuthill County Park. Construction should begin in early 2023, with an ambulatory care center and hospital completed in late 2025 and early to mid-2027, respectively.

Startups named finalists for 2022 AZ Inno Fire Awards / AZ Inno

AZ Inno, which covers Arizona’s technology startup sector, has named finalists for its first awards event in four categories: Software; Health Care/Biotech; Female Founders; and “Inno Picks”—firms poised for fast-track growth.

Mom of 9 graduates from medical school, plans to become a neurosurgeon / Good Morning America

The new class of graduates from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Phoenix includes a 41-year-old mother of nine who will now move on to a neurosurgery residency at Indiana University.

COVID-19 cases increase by 13,042, positive test percentage continues to rise / Arizona Republic

Health officials on Wednesday reported 13,042 new COVID-19 cases and 33 new known deaths over the week ending May 28—the highest case report since weekly updates begin in March, with the highest positivity rate since January.

NAU researcher, HonorHealth physician join Flinn Foundation board of directors / Flinn Foundation

Julie Baldwin, Ph.D., a leading Northern Arizona University researcher, and Dr. Alpa Shah, a Scottsdale pulmonologist who serves in HonorHealth leadership, have been elected to the Flinn Foundation board of directors.

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