Arizona Bioscience News: New residency positions; Augmented reality surgery; ASU School of Medicine

June 30, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

Banner Health, University of Arizona tackle physician shortage by expanding medical program / KTAR

With the state in need of physicians, Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix have agreed to expand their graduate medical education programs over the next few years and create 229 new residency and fellowship positions.

UArizona building tool for more efficient skin cancer care / KGUN

University of Arizona researchers are building a new database that could improve skin cancer care by making it more efficient and lead to sparing patients from unnecessary skin biopsies. Read more: Experts pool resources to improve skin cancer diagnostics

The pandemic made Arizona’s veterinarian shortage worse, but help is on the way / KJZZ

The first doctor of veterinary medicine program in Arizona only developed 10 years ago—the first class graduating from the Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. The University of Arizona added a program, but the state’s growth and changing habits led to a critical shortage of vets.

Phoenix takes a step up on global list of emerging startup ecosystems / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

The Phoenix metro area’s startup scene keeps gaining steam, stepping up a notch to No. 19 this year on the Emerging Ecosystem Ranking from a San Francisco-based innovation policy advisory and research firm.

Arizona surgeon uses augmented reality for state’s first-of-its-kind spinal surgery / KTAR

An Arizona surgeon is using augmented reality on a spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix that is the first of its kind in the state, allowing the surgeon to see a patient’s spine in 3D through the skin during minimally invasive spinal surgery.

ASU to launch new medical school / Arizona PBS

Chair-elect Fred DuVal of the Arizona Board of Regents discusses what the new ASU School of Medicine and Advanced Medical Engineering will mean for Arizona as well as the role of all the state universities in addressing workforce needs.

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