Arizona Bioscience News: Phoenix Children’s to open hospitals; Humabiologics expanding; Valley fever training

February 9, 2023

By brianpowell

Phoenix Children’s opening 2 children’s hospitals as part of $400 million expansion / Arizona Republic

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is undergoing its largest expansion in 12 years as it completes a $400 million project that over the next two years will add three new pediatric emergency rooms and two hospitals in Gilbert and Glendale.

Phoenix-based Humabiologics gains traction after AZ Inno Madness 2022 win / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Nearly a year after Humabiologics was crowned winner of the inaugural AZ Inno Madness competition in 2022, the Phoenix-based regenerative medicine startup is gaining momentum by hiring employees, obtaining funding and shipping products worldwide.

Flagstaff scientists working to control Galapagos rat population without poison / Flagstaff Business News

Women in Science Doing Outreach and Mentoring (WISDOM), co-founded by Flagstaff scientists Loretta Mayer and Cheryl Dyer, is providing fertility-control technology to The Galapagos Project, a two-year initiative aimed at restoring ecological balance humanely and without the use of poisons on the chain of islands.

New Valley fever training is changing medical care and saving lives / 13 News

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson has prepared training being used in Arizona and available to doctors around the country with a goal to diagnose Valley fever earlier.

InvisionAZ Tech Summit: Investors look to boost Arizona venture capital funding, startup inclusion / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

InvisionAZ’s 2023 Tech Summit, the sixth annual event held this week at the WM Phoenix Open, drew an audience of entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors to learn about new venture capital fund development in Arizona.

SciTech Festival returns to Verde Valley / Camp Verde Journal

Verde Valley cities and organizations are hosting a robust calendar of SciTech Festival events throughout February including a festival-designated signature event on Feb. 18.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts free conference in Phoenix / Arizona PBS

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is hosting a free conference on Feb. 16 so Phoenix-area residents can learn about healthy aging tips, early detection, and other Alzheimer’s-related topics.

ASU, NAU, UofA lead in resolving challenges / Arizona Capitol Times (Op-ed)

Arizona State University president Michael M. Crow, Northern Arizona University president José Luis Cruz Rivera, and University of Arizona president Robert C. Robbins write about how Arizona’s public universities have helped lead the way in solving challenges including advancing the fight against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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February 21: AZBioPEERS: Regulatory Science Series—Part 2