Bioscience

Statewide bioscience panel launched; Mayor Rimsza to chair

A blue-chip committee of prominent scientific, economic development, and policy leaders has been formed to oversee the implementation of a long-term plan to propel Arizona to national bioscience stature. The panel, to be chaired by Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza and hosted by the Flinn Foundation, will meet Friday for the first time.

Legislators send university research bill to governor

After a turbulent trip through the Arizona Senate, the $440-million university research bill passed the House by a 35-17 vote, sending the legislation to Governor Janet Napolitano, who strongly supports the measure.

Legislators send university research bill to governor

After a turbulent trip through the Arizona Senate, the $440-million university research bill passed the House yesterday by a 35-17 vote, sending the legislation to Governor Janet Napolitano, who strongly supports the measure.

Budget passage brings research bill to forefront

With the budget impasse behind them, state lawmakers are expected to act on the $440-million plan to construct research facilities at the state universities before adjourning one of the Legislature's longest-ever sessions.

Phoenix breaks ground on Bioscience Center

A new era in the development of Arizona biosciences has been launched, less than a year after Jeffrey Trent decided to return home to Phoenix to lead a new, innovative genomics institute. Dr. Trent joined Governor Janet Napolitano, Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimza, and other dignatiries in leading an audience of about 400 through groundbreaking ceremonies for the future headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the International Genomics Consortium, inaugurating what promises to be a new chapter of economic development for downtown Phoenix and all of Arizona.

University research bill awaiting action in Senate

Legislation to construct $440 million in new research facilities at Arizona's universities has been delayed in the Senate, caught up in political maneuvering surrounding the passing of the state budget.

Phoenix considers plans for biotech high school

Talks are currently underway regarding the potential creation of a biotech high school in downtown Phoenix. The plan, which has received support from partners Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and the City of Phoenix, calls for transforming a part of the old Phoenix Union High School campus into the new science-focused facility.

BizAZ article examines lack of wet-lab space

Arizona still has some pretty high hurdles to clear before it can become a bioscience player, according to a recent BizAZ article. Highest among them may be the significant and growing need for wet-lab space.

PCC offers new bioscience programs, internships

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.

Cancer Center director still driven by bench, bedside

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 both cancer therapeutics and prevention.

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