News and Updates

Weiner visit launches medical issues consortium

November 15, 2004

Arizona scholars, educators, bioscientists and physicians gave warm welcome to science writer Jonathan Weiner and children's book author Deborah Heiligman during their guest appearances at a recent series of events inaugurating the Arizona Consortium for Medicine, Society and Values.


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Venture fund bolstered by $25 million investment

November 09, 2004

A high-tech, venture-capital fund spawned by Gov. Janet Napolitano and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has received its first funding commitment—a $25 million investment by the State Compensation Fund (SCF).


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Community colleges groom Arizona’s bioscience workforce

October 26, 2004

Since the fall of 2003, when educators and bioscience industry leaders completed the Arizona Bioscience Workforce Strategy, community and technical colleges around the state have been developing new programs and innovative ways to train more workers to meet the needs…


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Report suggests cleanroom conversion to tackle wet-lab shortage

October 22, 2004

A report issued by the Office of Economic Affairs at Arizona State University recommends conversion of vacant "cleanrooms" previously used by the semiconductor industry to help resolve the metro Phoenix area's shortage of wet-lab space, a critical need in the…


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Governor creates commission to plan Phoenix medical school

October 21, 2004

Gov. Janet Napolitano signed an executive order yesterday to create a 10-member Arizona Commission on Medical Education and Research, whose mission is to develop a plan to implement the expansion of the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the…


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Pulitzer-winner Jonathan Weiner to address bioethics at Phoenix lecture

October 20, 2004

Having made a career of tracking scientists everywhere from the Galapagos Island to the borderlands of the medical frontier, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner's next destination is Phoenix, where he will be the inaugural featured speaker of the new Arizona…


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UA bioengineer blazes entrepreneurial trail

October 20, 2004

Stuart Williams--part inventor, part pioneer--has become both a fixture and a frontiersman in the changing Arizona biosciences landscape. A lab scientist by training, Williams is also an entrepreneur with over 50 innovations and a dozen patents to his name. We…


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