News and Updates

Flinn Foundation-sponsored study identifies three bioscience growth areas to advance innovation and economic growth in greater Phoenix

June 13, 2024

Precision oncology/medicine, digital health, translational neurosciences to advance Phoenix Bioscience Core, new hubs A new study of the Phoenix area’s bioscience ecosystem has identified three areas poised for rapid growth and global impact at the Phoenix Bioscience Core and in…

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Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

June 05, 2024

Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other…

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Flinn partners with SAACA to exhibit art highlighting early disease diagnosis

May 23, 2024

The Flinn Foundation’s longtime support of Arizona artists and the biosciences is currently represented with an art installation on display in its Phoenix building’s lobby and conference center.  The exhibition, Uncommon Knowledge, is a partnership between the Tucson-based Southern Arizona…

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Arizona Center for Civic Leadership announces its 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows

May 15, 2024

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation’s leadership program—dedicated to state-level policy and politics and forging professional connections—has selected 28 Arizonans as 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows. The 16th cohort of the nonpartisan Flinn-Brown Fellowship includes leaders from the…

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2024 Flinn Scholars to receive full rides to Arizona public universities

April 30, 2024

The 2024 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 20 Arizona high-school seniors who will attend in-state universities with merit awards providing each of them a full ride. Members of the Flinn Scholars Class of 2024 will receive a comprehensive scholarship…

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Arizona bioscience growth continues, sets record highs

April 22, 2024

Arizona’s bioscience sector has continued its sustained advancement over the past two years and established record highs for several performance metrics, at growth rates often outpacing the nation, according to the latest data analysis commissioned by the Flinn Foundation. Arizona…

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Six Arizona startups driving biosciences forward in 2024

April 03, 2024

Arizona-based bioscience companies developing blood tests to diagnose cancer and other diseases more quickly and accurately, AI tools to automate lab work, and an alternative way to treat itchiness in dogs have been selected for the 2024 Flinn Foundation Bioscience…

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