Arizona Bioscience News: Medical school expanding class size; Alzheimer’s study finds rare gene mutation; ASU Chandler Innovation Center helping startups

November 14, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

University of Arizona’s Phoenix medical school expands class size / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix will expand the size of its class for the first time since 2012, from 80 to 100 students starting in July, to help address an ongoing doctor shortage in Arizona.

Rare mutation in Alzheimer’s disease gene could inform future therapies / KJZZ

A rare mutation in a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease could reduce or delay its effects, even in a population known for its high risk, which could help contribute to the development of gene or drug therapies.

New University of Arizona simulation lab at Health Sciences Innovation Building / Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center is a new 35,000-square-foot center with six live simulation rooms, a virtual reality room, and 3D printing lab for University of Arizona medical, pharmacy, public health, and nursing students. Read more: UA unveils Health Sciences Innovation Building

UA student will use new class to develop treatments for Alzheimer’s / Arizona Daily Star

A new health-sciences class at the University of Arizona starting in January is challenging students to join the fight against Alzheimer’s by developing unique drugs to treat the disease.

ASU Chandler Innovation Center helping small businesses in the Valley / Fox 10

The ASU Chandler Innovation Center offers resources and mentors to startup entrepreneurs, teaching everything from operations and funding to hiring and marketing.

Dan Kasprzyk, Russ Yelton, Drinking Horn Meadery honored in Moonshot Awards / Flagstaff Business News

Dan Kasprzyk, founder of startups Symple Surgical and Poba Medical in Flagstaff, received the Carolyn Shoemaker Award at the first Moonshot Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Moonshot at NACET, the region’s entrepreneurial development program.

Phoenix Biomedical Campus—Transformation through the power of partnerships / Chamber Business News (Op-ed)

Karrin Taylor Robson, an Arizona Board of Regents member, writes that the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is a crown jewel in downtown Phoenix and a leading catalyst in transforming our community into a nationally renowned hub of research, discovery and economic development.

Thousands of students in Arizona, and beyond, benefiting from chief science officers program / Arizona Education News (Op-ed)

The Arizona SciTech Institute is pioneering ways to get more youth interested in science and technology fields, and the Chief Science Officers Program is one way to make this happen.

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