TGen North in Flagstaff has a group of scientists working to map out the DNA for the new strain of coronavirus from China in order to develop a test for use by hospitals and doctors across the country. Read more: Local health groups monitor for coronavirus
UArizona Cancer Center awarded $6.9M grant for skin cancer prevention study / KVOA
The University of Arizona Cancer Center was awarded a $6.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new strategies and techniques to prevent and decrease the risk of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most-common form of non-melanoma skin cancer.
Creating talent pipeline through state-funded STEM program is industry group’s focus / Arizona Daily Star
The Arizona Technology Council is asking lawmakers to spend $3 million annually over five years on a new initiative to boost science and technology education, as well as extend two state tax-credit programs it says have been critical to boosting tech companies and jobs in the state.
Tech startup conference coming to Scottsdale in May / KTAR
More than 100 startups and venture capital investors will descend upon Scottsdale in May for the 2020 UNMET Conference that will provide attendees the chance to network, engage in private meetings and pitch their ideas.
NAU receives new high rankings for indigenous student success / Arizona Daily Sun
Two new studies have ranked Northern Arizona University as a top provider of indigenous student education, including ranking first in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Native American students in public health and ranking high in biological sciences degrees.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson held its inaugural ceremony for a new scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students who commit to practice primary care in rural and underserved areas of the state.
Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute is looking to help students interested in the sciences with a pair of programs aimed at getting them into the lab.
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