Arizona Bioscience News: UArizona Cancer Center grant; Journey Venture Studio entrepreneurs; New HonorHealth hospital

August 17, 2023

By brianpowell

University of Arizona Cancer Center gets $1.5 million grant for new training program / KJZZ

Researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund the 10-week STEP-UP program, which gives students the opportunity to work alongside mentors in laboratory or community settings.

Three Arizona health sector entrepreneurs join inaugural Journey Venture Studio cohort / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Three Arizona entrepreneurs who are starting health care-related companies—Imen Maaroufi Clark, Terrance Range, and Ekene Nkem-Mmekam—are joining the Journey Venture Studio’s inaugural founder-in-residence cohort where they will receive $100,000 plus coaching and training.

HonorHealth to build hospital at new Surprise commercial center / Phoenix Business Journal

A long-vacant site within a city of Surprise master-planned community has received approval for a major commercial center anchored by an HonorHealth hospital campus, one of the latest health care providers to make plans for facilities in the West Valley. Read more: Behind the deal: HonorHealth sees growth opportunity with latest West Valley move

The ‘Eris’ subvariant of COVID-19 is in Arizona. Here’s what we know / Arizona Republic

A new, fast-spreading strain of the COVID-19 virus that’s fueling new cases around the globe is in Arizona and expected to become more dominant here although at this time is not posting a significant public health threat, experts say.

My View: Setting the record straight on Arizona’s potential as a technology hub / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed)

Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, writes that as the Arizona technology ecosystem continues to evolve, it’s encouraging when those beyond our borders take interest in what we are doing. But when their interpretation is skewed, it’s time to call them on it.

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