Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo Med School opens in Scottsdale; Banner Health launches institutes; Girl Scouts to add STEM badges

July 27, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

New dean welcomes students at UA College of Medicine–Phoenix / AZ Big Media

Eighty first-year students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix donned their white coats for the first time during ceremonies in downtown Phoenix, marking their entry into clinical medicine.

Girl Scouts can now add STEM badges to their sashes / Arizona Public Media

Girl Scouts in southern Arizona will soon be adding science, technology, engineering and math badges to their skills and sashes as part of the effort to encourage girls and young women to pursue education in the STEM fields.

50 students start down grueling path in Mayo Med School’s inaugural Scottsdale class / Arizona Republic

A group of 50 Mayo Med School students recently began the first steps of a rigorous four-year journey to become medical doctors at Arizona’s new medical school.

Beer to be created with recycled sewage water / ABC15

The Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge will feature beer made with water that started as raw sewage before being cleaned with a high-tech filtration system.

Banner Health unveils institute model to provide better access and outcomes / Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health has launched the Banner-University Medicine Institutes and Centers, featuring 12 institutes on the campus of Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix designed for patients with multiple chronic diseases.

How can we close the gender gap in the technology industry? / AZ Big Media (Op-ed)

Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes that Arizona is closing the gender gap faster than many other well-established technology hubs in the country.