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Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee names new leaders

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the […]


Flinn Scholars

Scholars Program launches new personalized internship program

Steven Reed, a Class of 2013 Flinn Scholar attending Arizona State University, was one of the first Scholars to have an opportunity to participate in the program’s new Professional-Leadership Internship Program. He spent last summer creating a business plan and developing grant proposals at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, which is applying advances arising […]

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Flinn at Fifty: Origins and Impact

“Flinn at Fifty: Origins and Impact” is a video commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Flinn Foundation and the lives of Dr. Robert and Irene Flinn, whose kindness and generosity led to the creation of the Foundation in 1965.



Flinn Foundation marks 50th anniversary with
$1 million gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

The Flinn Foundation has honored the legacy of Dr. Robert S. Flinn at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center with a $1 million gift to establish a cardiology fellowship program in his name. The grant to the Phoenix hospital was made in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Foundation, created by Dr. […]