Arizona Bioscience News: UArizona leads NIH funding; SciTech Festival event; HonorHealth’s new therapy

February 22, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Photo Of Female Scientist Working On Laboratory

UArizona researchers top others in the state with NIH funding / Phoenix Business Journal

When it comes to funding from the National Institutes of Health for medical research, Arizona ranks 25th in the nation with $364 million in awards for the fiscal year ending September 2023, led by the University of Arizona with $198 million, according to a new report.

Scottsdale-based HonorHealth to offer T cell immune therapy / Daily Independent

HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale plans to offer a potentially revolutionary T cell drug —approved by the FDA to be safe and effective—to treat melanoma that cannot be surgically removed or that has spread to other parts of the body.

Chandler Innovation Fair to celebrate innovation with hundreds of hands-on science exhibits / KTAR

This weekend’s annual Chandler Innovation Fair, part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, will provide the opportunity to explore more than 140 science exhibits from local technology companies and Chandler schools.

Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases that disproportionately affect Black Americans / KJZZ

In February, Banner Health is raising awareness for diseases, conditions, and syndromes that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Alzheimer’s is one of them.

Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix debuts new atrial fibrillation treatment / KTAR

Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix became the first hospital in the western United States to use the FARAPULSE Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System to treat atrial fibrillation, a faster system than other ablation procedures which reduces the risk of complications.  

Upcoming Events/

February 17: ASU Open Door Polytechnic
February 24: ASU Open Door Tempe
February 29: DARPAConnect Phoenix

March 7: Venture Cafe Phoenix
March 13: AZBio Day at the Capitol

March 15: 2024 Arizona BioPreneur Conference
April 5: 9th Annual ABRC-Flinn Research Conference
April 6: ATSU Open House at Spring Expo