Arizona Bioscience News: New medical programs; ASM tech headquarters; Banner Health restrictions

December 8, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Two Test Tubes

Medical program additions at ASU, UA and NAU aim to curb Arizona’s health care worker shortage / Cronkite News

With a shortage of health care professionals across the state, Arizona’s public universities are expanding their program offerings to boost health education and the number of certified professionals through the AZ Healthy Tomorrow initiative.

Annual survey reveals ASU is among fastest-growing top research institutions in the nation / Greater Phoenix InBusiness

Arizona State University’s research enterprise has leaped forward again, according to a new survey, with $797.2 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2022—ranking the university No. 38 overall out of 899 institutions. Read more: Here’s what we know about ASU’s $185 million expansion at its Polytechnic campus in Mesa

Dutch tech company ASM to build new U.S. headquarters in north Scottsdale, add 500 workers / Arizona Republic

ASM, a semiconductor equipment maker whose technology can be found in medical devices and many other products, plans to build a 250,000-square-foot facility in Scottsdale that will be its new U.S. headquarters and largest research and development facility.

New step in remote healthcare technology being developed at UA / Arizona Public Media

University of Arizona researchers are developing technology that can help doctors in remote areas transmit important data about patients faster.

Banner Health facilities in Arizona restrict visitors due to flu concerns / KTAR

Seasonal visitor restrictions are now in effect at Banner Health facilities, impacting all Banner hospitals across six states, due to the increased risk of flu and respiratory virus concerns.

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