News and Updates

PCC offers new bioscience programs, internships

May 08, 2003

Pima Community College has received over $1,000,000 from the National Institutes of Health since 1993 to increase the number of under-represented minority students achieving bachelor's degrees in the behavioral and biomedical sciences in Arizona.


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Cancer Center director still driven by bench, bedside

May 05, 2003

In 1999, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff made good on a promise to a Tucson-based mentor dying of pancreatic cancer. He left Texas to fulfill his friend's dream through his own vision for the Arizona Cancer Center, making a difference in…


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Biodesign Institute hires renowned scientist, breaks ground

April 29, 2003

Today's groundbreaking ceremonies for the Arizona Biodesign Institute went beyond mere pomp and circumstance. Arizona State University President Michael Crow announced the appointment of internationally renowned scientist George Poste as the institute's new director.


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Report details Arizona’s science/technology strengths

April 25, 2003

A new study on science and technology programs at Arizona's universities suggests that the state has several areas of excellence beyond the biosciences that have potential as economic drivers.


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University research bill clears initial hurdle in House

April 24, 2003

Late-breaking legislation to construct research buildings at Arizona's three state universities passed its first test yesterday. The House Commerce and Military Affairs Committee passed the $400 million measure by a vote of 10-2.


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Bill to propose $400 million for university research labs

April 16, 2003

Late-breaking legislation is expected to be introduced today that would provide $400 million to construct research buildings at the state's three universities. The bill is on a fast track: It must clear the Legislature by the end of April.


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Roadmap workgroups formed, meeting monthly

April 02, 2003

Six workgroups comprised of statewide bioscience and economic development leaders have been launched to develop specific recommendations to advance Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap, a long-term strategy to propel Arizona to national biosciences stature.


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