Arizona Bioscience News: Bio sector reaches record highs; Phoenix Startup Week ready to begin; 50,000 Arizonans join All of Us program

April 21, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

Arizona’s bioscience sector hits record highs 20 years into strategic plan / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s bioscience sector reached record highs in bioscience jobs, wages, venture capital, National Institutes of Health research funding and university research and development, according to new performance metrics commissioned by the Flinn Foundation. Read more: Arizona’s bioscience sector hits record highs 20 years into strategic plan

Phoenix Startup Week 2022 goes hybrid with series of entrepreneur events / Phoenix Business Journal (AZ Inno)

Valley entrepreneurs have a chance to meet up, learn from experts and swap stories at this year’s Phoenix Startup Week, taking place both in person and virtually starting on April 25.

Arizonans enroll in All of Us program to increase diversity in medical research Cronkite News

Arizona recently enrolled its 50,000th participant in the All of Us program—an effort by the National Institutes of Health to collect data from at least 1 million people of different races, ages, and backgrounds who live in all parts of the country.

UArizona launching new programs to address health care workforce shortages Phoenix Business Journal

New degree programs for physical therapists, physician assistants, and nurse-midwifes are launching at University of Arizona Health Sciences as part of an attempt to address workforce shortages in key fields, especially in rural parts of the state.

Barrow opens major new neuroscience facility Greater Phoenix In Business

The Barrow Neuroplex, located on the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center campus in downtown Phoenix, is a 130,050-square-foot, five-story facility designed to re-envision the way neuroscience care is delivered to patients.

Dignity Health Chandler launches new ECMO program KTAR

The Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center has launched a life-support machine program in an effort to provide Arizonans more access to lifesaving lung technology.

Banner Health to build new hospital in Buckeye Phoenix Business Journal

Banner Health plans to build a four-story, 330,000-square-foot hospital in Buckeye—directly across the street from where Abrazo Health is making plans to build its own hospital campus.

How wastewater can help scientists track new COVID-19 variants / WJLA

Rolf Halden, a wastewater expert at Arizona State University and the director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at the Biodesign Institute, discusses how wastewater can identify COVID-19 mutations.

Arizona COVID-19 cases remain relatively low / KJZZ

The latest COVID-19 update from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows Arizona is averaging about 340 cases per day—the lowest it’s been since May 2020.

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