Arizona Bioscience News: Ivy Brain Tumor Center to build headquarters; HonorHealth to require COVID-19 vaccine; Arizona Innovation Challenge application opens

July 29, 2021

By Matt Ellsworth

Brain tumor research HQ to be built on St. Joseph’s Phoenix campus / Phoenix Business Journal

The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute plans to build its 75,000-square-foot global headquarters on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix—the largest translational research center dedicated to brain tumor drug development in the world. Read more: Ivy Brain Tumor Center will build new global HQ in Phoenix

HonorHealth will require employees get the COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 1 / Arizona Republic

Following in the footsteps of Banner Health, Scottsdale-based HonorHealth is the latest Arizona hospital system to require its workforce to get a COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 1. Read more: Another Valley health system mandates Covid-19 vaccine as condition of employment

Tech entrepreneurs can apply now for 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal

Applications are open through Aug. 27 for Arizona Commerce Authority’s 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge, where up to 10 companies will be selected for the Venture Ready Accelerator, which connects companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts.

ADHS matches new CDC guidelines recommending masks indoors and in schools / ABC 15

The Arizona Department of Health Services says it will be matching the latest CDC guidelines for vaccinated people resuming masks indoors and on K-12 school campuses as the delta variant continues to spread. Read more: What the new CDC mask guidelines mean for Arizonans visiting bars and restaurants

How can people with breakthrough coronavirus cases tell if they have delta variant? / KJZZ

Joshua LaBaer, executive director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, talks about the chances a breakthrough COVID-19 case is caused by the delta variant.

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