Arizona Bioscience News: UA names two finalists for president; Biomedical Sciences Partnership building opens in Phoenix; Accelerate Diagnostics receives FDA nod

March 2, 2017

By Matt Ellsworth

Regents name 2 finalists for University of Arizona president / Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of Texas Medical Center, and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer at Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise Development, were named as finalists to become the next University of Arizona president. Read also: Arizona State University VP one of 2 finalists for University of Arizona president

Chandler startup develops stem cell treatments to heal injured horses and dogs / Cronkite News

AniCell Biotech, a Chandler-based startup, collects regenerative materials and stem cells during a horse birth and uses them in a new treatment for tendons, ligaments, eyes, and wounds in dogs and horses.

Shares in Tucson diagnostics firm Accelerate jump on FDA nod / Arizona Daily Star

Shares in Tucson-based Accelerate Diagnostics Inc. soared after the company announced FDA approval of a system and kit for testing blood for bacterial infection.

Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference highlights music to aid suffers / San Pedro Valley News-Sun

The Sierra Vista annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference will highlight and tackle issues that affect rural sufferers, including a presentation of data that shows the effect of live music on the moods of residents, caregivers, musicians and loved ones before and after performances.

UA Phoenix medical school faces final exam: Reviewers’ critique of program / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona’s medical school in downtown Phoenix this week began its final exam in a decade-long journey to full, independent accreditation as academic medical experts visited to critique the school. Read More: UA medical school in Phoenix moving toward accreditation

NACET awarded $100,000 grant / Arizona Daily Sun

A $100,000 grant for the Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology will support programs for underserved entrepreneurs by providing programs to small businesses owned by and/or employing low- to moderate-income individuals in Coconino County.

Full S.T.E.A.M ahead: Celebration of science, technology, engineering, math underway / Camp Verde Bugle

The 2017 Verde Valley SciTech Festival, now in its fourth year, is holding events with involvement from the National Parks Service as well as State Parks, schools, cities, local businesses, and individuals all over the Verde Valley and Sedona. Read also: SciTechFest promotes STEM+A in the region

6 things to know: New University of Arizona research building in downtown Phoenix / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona opened its $136 million Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus which will house labs for cancer, molecular medicine, and other health research.

Nutrition, not genetics, may be key factor in disease / Arizona Public Media

The role of good nutrition in disease prevention was the subject of a conference at the University of Arizona that attracted researchers and clinicians from across the country.

NAU is educating the workforce of today and tomorrow / Flagstaff Business News (Op-ed)

Northern Arizona University president Rita Cheng writes that NAU’s growing enrollment means we are bringing outstanding education to more students, our ties to our community are stronger, and the quality of our faculty and staff is opening more opportunities than ever before.