Arizona Bioscience News: UA College of Medicine-Phoenix names new dean; Snowflake middle school wins national STEM contest; ASU blends Alzheimer’s research with art

April 27, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Dr. Guy Reed

Arizona junior high school wins national Samsung STEM contest / Arizona Republic

A group of middle-school students from Snowflake won a national STEM competition, winning $170,000 in technology for their school for designing and building a low-cost animal-detection system as a way to prevent wildlife-vehicle crashes.

UA medical school in Phoenix hires University of Tennessee cardiologist as new dean / Arizona Republic

Dr. Guy Reed, a cardiologist who chairs the University of Tennessee’s department of medicine, will begin in July as dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. Read more: University of Arizona names Tennessee cardiologist as dean of its Phoenix medical school

This emergency room doctor is branching out to save patients trips / Phoenix Business Journal

An emergency room physician at HonorHealth has created Direct2MD, a telemedicine service that provides access to a doctor and low-cost prescriptions via a patient’s smartphone, often in 15 minutes or less.

ASU surpasses Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke on Milken Institute list for commercializing research / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona State University has catapulted to No. 21 in the new Milken Institute tech transfer rankings—jumping from No. 43 in 2006, the last time the report was issued— while the University of Arizona landed at No. 58 on the list, up from No. 83.

ASU ‘Science Exposed’ blends music, dance and — Alzheimer’s research? / Arizona Republic

As part of an Arizona State University project dubbed “Science Exposed,” students from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts crossed the campus to shadow researchers at the Biodesign Institute with a mission to transform science into art. Read more: ‘Science Exposed’ reflects interpretations of Alzheimer’s

Yes, the new Biodesign C building is going to have a laser / State Press

A new compact laser for Arizona State University’s BioXFEL program, partially designed by an ASU professor, will be housed in the upcoming Biodesign C building that’s expected to be completed next year.

University of Arizona tech-advancement arm honors inventors, mentors / Arizona Daily Star

Tech Launch Arizona honored three people, a startup company and a key campus partner at its fourth annual I-Squared Expo & Awards, which also featured a “pitch session” allowing faculty startups to practice their business pitches in front of a panel ahead of an upcoming event in Silicon Valley.