The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has given $10 million to Creighton University to support construction of a seven-story health sciences building on its new campus at Park Central in Phoenix, which will offer medical and other health-care degrees. Read more: Creighton University receives $10 million gift to develop Phoenix health campus
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson celebrated the graduation of more than 100 doctors this month, some of whom will begin their residencies in Arizona. Read more: New U of A doctors proud to share Native American culture
UA graduate Mariajose Franco turns tragedy into passion for cancer research / KOLD
Mariajose Franco, who is graduating from the University of Arizona with honors, awards, and acceptance into a National Institutes of Health program, lost her younger sister to cancer and today has a strong passion for cancer research.
Paradigm Diagnostics closes $15M Series B round / GenomeWeb
Paradigm Diagnostics has closed a $15 million Series B fundraising which will help support the continued commercialization of the company’s flagship product, the Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic, and added BlueStone Venture Partners Managing Director Mara Aspinall to its board of directors.
Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation wins international award / Phoenix Business Journal
The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, a business incubator on the GateWay Community College campus in Phoenix that includes bioscience entrepreneurs, received the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Center of the Year Award from the International Business Innovation Association.
Novel study discovers ‘Metabolic Fingerprint’ to help treat, diagnosis and prevent cervical cancer / R&D
Researchers at the University of Arizona have completed the first-of-its-kind study that could aid in the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cervical cancer by identifying cervicovaginal metabolic signatures, or “fingerprints” that distinguish patients with HPV, pre-cancerous cervical conditions and cancer.
Phoenix STEM students get new learning lab / Fox 10
A state-of-the-art STEM learning lab with access to hands-on high-tech learning experiences–the first of its kind in Arizona and the third in the nation–has opened at Morris K. Udall Middle School in west Phoenix.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute plans Tucson memory center / KJZZ
The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, in partnership with the University of Arizona, has announced plans to build a multidisciplinary memory and research center in Tucson that will house research as well as patient and family services.
May 17—Statewide Symposium in Regenerative Medicine, ASU Skysong, Scottsdale
May 17—Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona Conference, Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix