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The Flinn Foundation supports the biosciences in Arizona through research grants and stewardship of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, guiding the growth and development of the state’s bioscience sector through 2025.
The Roadmap’s tagline, “Advancing the Biosciences and Improving Health Outcomes” recognizes the broad spectrum of the biosciences, including research, academia, and product commercialization, as well as the central role of health care within the bioscience sector.
Funding. Connections. Support. That is what awaits six Arizona early-stage firms selected for the 2023 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. The application is now open. The deadline to apply is Nov. 7.
The program, now in its 10th year, will award $30,000 in non-dilutive funding through a nonprofit partner. In addition, firms will receive a professionally developed, yearlong plan specific to their needs to help them advance to commercialization as well as opportunities to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders. [Read more]
A primary care physician may be accustomed after an appointment to guiding patients down the hall for a urine test or lab work. In recent years in Arizona and across the nation, physicians are also increasingly likely to find themselves introducing a patient to a licensed counselor or social worker in the office next door.
Learn more about the integration of behavioral health into a primary care practice in this article, written by the Flinn Foundation’s Brian Powell, which first appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. [Read more]
Mayo Clinic first arrived in Arizona in the late 1980s with the opening of its Scottsdale hospital. About a decade later, the Minnesota-based medical institution opened a second Arizona hospital in north Phoenix, and in 2017, welcomed students to the Arizona campus of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
Mayo Clinic’s presence in Arizona has played a critical role in the success of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, launched 20 years ago, and will continue to do so with the creation of a new hub of bioscience innovation and an ongoing partnership with Arizona State University. Dr. Michele Halyard, a radiation oncologist and dean of the medical school’s Arizona campus, talks about Mayo’s impact on the state. [Watch interview]
This year marks the 20th anniversary of both the Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap and TGen, which through its cutting-edge patient treatment, ground-breaking research, and commercialization, has played a key role in enabling Arizona’s bioscience sector to perform today at historically high levels.
Dr. Jeffrey Trent, Ph.D., TGen’s president and research director and previously the scientific director of the National Human Genomic Research Institute, talks about his vision to create such an organization—and to do so in his native Arizona. [Read more]
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix will receive $5.5 million over five years from the Flinn Foundation to support translational research in cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, and serious mental illnesses.
The grant, which will help advance research in these areas towards the clinical development of therapeutics, will establish new faculty positions and help develop the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center and a new Department of Translational Neurosciences. Funding will also create an intern program for underrepresented high school students. [Learn more] [Watch video]
Mapping 20 years of progress in Arizona’s bioscience sector / AZ Big Media Twenty years ago, over 100 Arizona leaders came together to develop a plan to build our bioscience sector. The result was Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, which placed the state on a long-term trajectory toward success. Here’s how Arizona bioscience sector is making a difference / […]
*This article first appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation A primary care physician may be accustomed after an appointment to guiding patients down the hall for a urine test or lab work. In recent years, physicians are also increasingly […]
A tiny device can help diabetics live with their disease, but getting one can be an ordeal / Arizona RepublicA continuous glucose monitor, a small biomedical device that measures blood sugar, has changed diabetic care by giving people instant access to potentially life-saving information about their health. Cost, red tape and cultural barriers keep glucose monitors […]
ASU’s Luminosity Lab secures $15 million donation from tech CEO / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno) The Luminosity Lab, a research and development program at Arizona State University, recently secured a $15 million donation from the CEO of Workiva to fund scholarships for students of all backgrounds who are interested in creative problem solving. ‘The […]