Arizona Bioscience News: TRIF included in latest sales tax proposal; HonorHealth dermatology residency program gains new accreditation; Biological sex differences in research

February 21, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

Key Republicans compromise on sales tax hike for education / Arizona Capitol Times

Three Republican lawmakers have reached a consensus on a plan to place a one-cent education sales tax on the ballot in 2020 which would continue the Technology and Research Initiative Fund at Arizona’s state universities and support K-12 education and community colleges. Read more: Our penny sales tax for education is as important as water in the desert

Q&A: Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, Chair of Arizona’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee / State of Reform

Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, who is now in her second term as an Arizona State Senator representing Phoenix neighborhoods and Paradise Valley, has earned a reputation for bipartisanship.

Sex and Medicine, Part 1: Push for personalized medicine propels new understanding of sex differences / KJZZ

With the rising interest in precision medicine, medical science has been increasingly waking up to the need for more comprehensive research into biological differences between the sexes and how it impacts cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other ailments.

Sex And Medicine, Part 2: Sex differences, federal standards, drive culture shift in biomedical research / KJZZ

Biomedical research is undergoing a sea change, driven in part by federal funding requirements that studies consider biological sex as a factor.

Arizona dermatology residency program earns national accreditation / AZ Big Media

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has accredited HonorHealth and Affiliated Dermatology’s internship and dermatology residency program, allowing the Arizona practice to double its candidate pool by recruiting medical doctors in addition to its current osteopathic physician candidates.

UA Researcher: Mind does not always rule body / Arizona Public Media

A University of Arizona professor of physiology and neurology is investigating the mind-body connection, saying our body can influence our thinking more than we realize.

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