Arizona Bioscience News: New Phoenix bio hub; Push for physician residency slots; Yuma wastewater tracks disease

April 13, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Phoenix announces addition of city’s third bioscience research hub / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city is getting its third bioscience hub designation—Phoenix Medical Quarter, Global Advancement of Health and Education at Park Central—building on its growing Phoenix Bioscience Core in downtown Phoenix and its Discovery Oasis on the Mayo Clinic hospital campus in north Phoenix. Read more: Phoenix designates Park Central as its newest bioscience hub

University of Arizona medical school works to increase physician residency positions / KJZZ

To address the Valley’s shortage of doctors, the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Banner Health have a plan to add about 320 new residents to Phoenix over the coming years.

Pilot project will monitor Yuma County wastewater for signs of C. auris / KJZZ

The Arizona Department of Health Services and the University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture are using wastewater monitoring to track Candida auris, an elusive, drug-resistant disease that spreads in health care settings.

Scottsdale-based CND Life Sciences raises $4.5M in seed funding / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

CND Life Sciences, which develops medical diagnostics for neurodegenerative diseases, has raised $4.5 million in a new round of funding following the recent opening of its Scottsdale headquarters.

HonorHealth breaks ground on $170M hospital expansion in Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal

HonorHealth has broken ground on a $170 million expansion project at its Deer Valley Medical Center that will add patient beds, operating rooms, and key support departments.

Long COVID is already having a massive impact on the health care system / KJZZ

A professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is a principal investigator of a federal initiative launched to study long COVID in 1,000 participants.

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