Arizona Bioscience News: Vaccine effectiveness partnership; NAU professor honored; ATI names new CEO

December 2, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Arizona to host $12.5M CDC vaccine effectiveness center / KJZZ

Arizona State University, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Valleywise Health will recruit patients and gather real-world data regarding circulating COVID-19 and influenza strains as part of a five-year, $12.5 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project to study vaccine effectiveness—one of seven centers across the country.

Northern Arizona University professor joins National Academy of Medicine Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona University regents’ professor Julie Baldwin, the founding director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, was recently elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine for her work with community-based public health.

Angel investment group Arizona Tech Investors names new CEO as it looks to grow / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

One of the state’s most prominent angel investment groups, Arizona Tech Investors, or ATI, has selected Bob DeLean— who has been an investor with the group for more than 11 years—as chairman, CEO and managing director.

Most AZ counties now have high community levels of COVID-19 KJZZ

The latest CDC report shows eight Arizona counties—Apache, Cochise, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Navajo, Pima and Yuma—have high community levels of COVID-19 and face high potential for health care system strain and severe illness. Read more: COVID-19 update: Arizona adds 12,987 new cases, 42 deaths

Banner MD Anderson expands cancer services in Northwest Valley / AZ Big Media

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is expanding into Sun City and combining cancer services in a new location near Banner Boswell Medical Center, which will feature hematology, medical oncology, and infusion services.

$4 million grant going into research to reduce the risk of cancer in Arizona firefighters /

Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and firefighters across the state are joining forces on a new $4 million grant that will enable university researchers to work with firefighters to reduce occupational-related cancer in firemen and women across Arizona.

U of A’s renovated, expanded $42M chemistry building to open / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has spent $42 million to renovate and expand its historic chemistry building, home to chemistry and biochemistry courses, to a 78,000-square-foot complex with new classrooms, research spaces, learning studios, and offices.

20 years in: A look at how Michael Crow has transformed ASU AZ Big Media

Now in his 20th year as president, Michael Crow has guided the evolution of Arizona State University into a different kind of university, making its knowledge available to everyone and rejecting the claim that exclusion begets excellence.

Upcoming Events / 

Dec. 3: Latinx Educator Maker Lab

December 15AZBio Trailblazer Awards and Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

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