Arizona Bioscience News: Gov. Ducey to address AZBio; TGen North unveils test; Tempe bio campus advances

September 9, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

tgen_north_logoTGen North develops screening test for hospital-acquired infection / Arizona Science Desk

Researchers with the Translational Genomics Research Institute North in Flagstaff have developed a screening test to find hospital-acquired infections early before symptoms appear. Read also: New pathogen studies come out of TGen

UA College of Pharmacy opens new location downtown / Downtown Devil

The University of Arizona welcomed 23 doctoral pharmacy students to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus as classes started at the College of Pharmacy’s new downtown Phoenix location, joining 88 other pharmacy students in Tucson to form the class of 2020.

Ducey to speak at Arizona Bioindustry Association Awards in Phoenix / Arizona Business Daily

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will speak before life-science, education, and business leaders assembled to celebrate the 11th annual Arizona Bioindustry Association Awards on Sept. 21 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

UA medical student travels to Yuma as part of program created to serve rural areas / Yuma Sun

Three University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix students from the class of 2017 will graduate with the Rural Health Professions Program Certificate of Distinction, which was created by the medical school to address the shortage of physicians in rural and underserved areas such as Yuma.

Visa program brings foreign doctors to fill Arizona physician shortage / KJZZ

A visa program attracts up to 30 foreign physicians a year to Arizona who agree to work in an area designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Under-served Area for at least three years.

Tempe begins negotiations with development team on 18-acre, 4,000-job biomedical campus / Phoenix Business Journal

A development team selected by the city of Tempe has proposed a biomedical campus on 18 acres west of the Tempe Center for the Arts that would include five buildings totaling about 1 million square feet that’s eventually home to 4,000 jobs.