Arizona Bioscience News: UA professor wins prestigious STEM award; Major Banner Boswell expansion; NAU undergrad research

October 17, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

UA professor, four other Arizona educators receive presidential award / Arizona Daily Star

A University of Arizona professor has been awarded the nation’s highest award for excellence in STEM mentoring and education, while presidential awards were also presented to three Tucson K-12 teachers and a fourth from Chandler.

New University of Arizona research looks at challenges of treating sepsis patients /KJZZ

New research from the University of Arizona College of Medicine could reduce the number of deaths from sepsis, a life-threatening infection that affects 1.7 million adults each year.

$106M Banner Boswell Medical Center project on schedule / AZ Big Media

A new emergency room and six-story patient tower are part of a $106 million project at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, with the ER scheduled to open to patients in October 2020 followed by the tower in January 2021.

How to address Arizona’s physician shortage / KJZZ

Arizona needs more medical students, as well as additional residencies and fellowships that provide specialized training, in order to address its physician shortage.

Arizona Science Center encourages young girls to pursue science careers / Downtown Devil

Girls in grades fourth through eighth from the Phoenix area explored the fields of science and technology at the Arizona Science Center’s annual Girls in STEM event that encourages girls to pursue a career in science.

NAU undergraduate research tackling critical issues / Flagstaff Business News (Op-ed)

Northern Arizona University students are collaborating with faculty on a wide range of research projects, including the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, opioid addiction, cancer, diabetes and mosquito-borne illnesses.

Ventana Medical Systems founder tells the rest of the story in new book / Arizona Daily Star

Ventana Medical Systems founder and University of Arizona professor emeritus Dr. Thomas Grogan has penned, “Chasing the Invisible: A Doctor’s Quest to Abolish the Last Unseen Cancer Cell,” a loving memoir with elements of a spy thriller, a medical whodunit and a compelling business story.

NAU maintaining lab safety / Arizona Daily Sun

The Northern Arizona University Pathogen and Microbiome Institute since 2010 has passed all its federal inspections thanks to increased efforts to strengthen the highest security research lab on campus.

Growing bio and life science industries fuels our economy / Tucson Local Media (Op-ed)

Oro Valley hopes to attract an ever-growing diversity of new bio and life science companies with its recent adoption of a two-year strategic leadership plan and five-year comprehensive economic development strategy designed to encourage innovation, new business, and job creation.

UA Cancer Center to host statewide series of town halls / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is hosting a series of town halls across Arizona—with four planned in 2020—to engage communities in policymaking to improve cancer prevention and care in the state.

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