Arizona Bioscience News: Podcast created for startups; ASU professor leads STEM effort; Phoenix Forward initiative underway

September 17, 2015

By Amy Pitney

ASU_2‘Startups A to Z’ podcast seeks to help local entrepreneurs / Phoenix Business Journal

“Startups A to Z,” a new local podcast hosted and produced by bioscience entrepreneur Mark Sholin and economic-development specialist Hilary Hirsch, will address topics related to developing a successful startup business in the state.

ASU professor to lead White House effort to get more minority women into science, technology / Arizona Republic

The White House Council on Women and Girls has tapped Arizona State University associate professor Kimberly A. Scott to lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative that aims to create and share proven projects and highlight best practices to attract more minority women into science and technology.

Why University of Arizona’s medical school isn’t in danger of losing accreditation / Phoenix Business Journal

Dr. Joe “Skip” Garcia, University of Arizona’s senior vice president for health sciences, said the Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s warning status is a long way from an actual loss of accreditation for UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, and he and his team are prepared to do whatever is necessary to gain full accreditation.

Stanton: New UofA Cancer Center will pay long-term dividends / Ahwatukee Foothills News

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says the newest facility on the Downtown Biomedical Campus, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, is part of a vision to transform downtown Phoenix into a nucleus for innovation and education.

Broad vision for STEM City / Arizona Daily Sun

STEM City is really a vision that all of our citizens can reclaim the respect for evidence and for science as a process of inquiry and observation-based reasoning, says an op-ed from a member of the Flagstaff STEM City Executive Committee.

Collaboration, data driving forces for Phoenix Forward economic development initiative / Arizona Capitol Times

Phoenix Forward, an economic-development initiative of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the city of Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority, is focused on growing four key economic sectors, including bioscience.