Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo, ASU partner on medical school; Tempe Town Lake bio campus planned; Middle schooler earns trip to White House

October 27, 2016

By Matt Ellsworth

ASU_2Banner seeks Northwest Valley seniors for world Alzheimer’s study /

The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is now enrolling participants in a national Alzheimer’s prevention study for people identified by genetic markers as being at a particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

Regents end inquiry into UA medical school in Phoenix, but keep report under wraps / Arizona Republic

The Arizona Board of Regents has concluded no further inquiry is needed into leadership decisions involving the University of Arizona’s Colleges of Medicine, but did not release an independent report that prompted the decision. Read Also: Regents refuse to release report on criticism of UA medical schools

McCarthy breaks ground on $120M research building on ASU Tempe campus / Phoenix Business Journal

McCarthy Building Cos. has begun building a $120 million research building on the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute complex in Tempe—the third building in the complex that will include flexible lab space for ASU researchers and the world’s first compact X-ray laser.

Our View: Mayo Clinic and ASU are rethinking the best doctor you’ve ever had / Arizona Republic

The partnership between Mayo Clinic and ASU not only offers Arizona an innovative way to run a medical school, it brings prestige to the Valley and the state and focuses on preparing doctors for changes— known and unknown—that will affect their patients in the future.

Phoenix-area boy earns trip to White House as ‘kid science adviser’ / KTAR

A Goodyear middle schooler was one of just 11 students from across the country invited to the White House to be a kid science adviser for a day. Read also: Goodyear Kid Science Advisor meets Obama to talk about STEM

Tucson optics cluster looks for more clout after merger / Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson-based, 300-member Arizona Optics Industry Association has merged into the Arizona Technology Council in a move to advance the state’s $3 billion optics industry.

Major Tempe Town Lake biotech campus in the works / Arizona Republic

A major five-building biotechnology campus could emerge near the west end of Tempe Town Lake with hopes of attracting both emerging and established firms involved in research and innovation.

Mayo, ASU join forces on new medical school / Arizona Republic

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Scottsdale will open next summer with its first class of 50 students who will earn MD degrees and complete an Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic certificate program in the science of health-care delivery. Read also: ASU, Mayo Clinic team up to revamp health care; ASU announces formal alliance with the Mayo Clinic

Out-of-state investors are interested in Phoenix startups, say several FundingPost roundtable attendees / Phoenix Business Journal

About a dozen out-of-state investors listened to one-minute local business pitches and offered tips during the annual FundingPost Investor Roundtable at ASU SkySong.

STEM internships give research opportunities to teens / Cronkite News

Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Helios Education Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of its internship program last month, which has given more than 400 students paid internships in human genome research.

Mayor: Oro Valley attracts high-paying tech jobs, sees growth in 2016 / Tucson News Now

The town of Oro Valley has seen 40 new businesses open this year and remains focused on attracting high-paying bioscience jobs.