Arizona Bioscience News: NAU medical school; Exact Sciences expansion; Innovation Challenge semifinalists

October 5, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Northern Arizona University announces new initiative to increase health graduates / Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona University announced it would be starting a new health initiative, NAU Health, that includes the creation of a new college of medicine and a plan to double its number of health-field graduates by 2030. Read more: New NAU medical school will focus on training primary care doctors, and keeping them in Arizona

Cancer-detecting company plans huge expansion, tons of hiring in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

Exact Sciences, a molecular diagnostic company that focuses on the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer, is expanding into other cancer tests as it plans to build a 250,000-square-foot facility near Sky Harbor Airport and create more than 800 jobs. Read more: Cancer detection facility coming to land where Phoenix once displaced Latino residents

Residents pack Northern Arizona Healthcare forum about proposed hospital / Arizona Republic

A Nov. 7 ballot referendum will let Flagstaff voters decide on rezoning nearly 100 acres of undeveloped land near Fort Tuthill County Park for the first phase of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s proposed Health and Wellness Village. If approved, construction is expected to cost $800 million and be completed in 2027.

ACA Announces Semifinalists for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Greater Phoenix InBusiness

The Arizona Commerce Authority has announced the 30 semifinalists selected for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge, including 10 companies representing the bio and life sciences.

HonorHealth Cancer Care is new name of organization’s network / AZ Big Media

HonorHealth has announced the rebranding of its cancer care services from HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network to HonorHealth Cancer Care. 

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