Arizona Bioscience News: UAVenture Capital seeks $100M fund; Connect2STEM attracts thousands; Creighton nursing program continues expansion

January 31, 2019

By Matt Ellsworth

UA-focused venture capital fund raising another $100M / Arizona Daily Star

The founders of UAVenture Capital, which raised $20 million for its first fund and invested in six startup companies based on University of Arizona technology or started by UA students, have launched a second fund with a goal of raising $100 million.

Creighton University accelerated nursing program continues expansion / AZ Big Media

Creighton University’s accelerated nursing program in Phoenix has reached full enrollment, now boasting 48 students in its second year, and has moved into a new facility at Park Central. Read more: Phoenix’s first mall, Park Central in Midtown, finally gets much-needed new look and life

Young people learn about science, math at downtown Phoenix STEM festival / Arizona Republic

The University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix hosted its fifth annual Connect2Stem event as part of the 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival, attracting thousands of young people to learn about STEM careers and enjoy more than 200-plus hands-on activities.

Valley hospital using strong magnets to treat debilitating depression / KTAR

Phoenix-based Banner Health is now offering an innovative, outpatient treatment for debilitating depression that uses powerful magnets to activate nerve cells in the brain.

Science Lecture Series speakers discuss experiences as women in STEM / Daily Wildcat

The University of Arizona College of Science is hosting the series “Searching for Certainty” featuring six UA scientists giving lectures through Feb. 26—and for the first time all six of the speakers are women.

Invest Southwest unveils Venture Madness finalists / AZ Big Media

Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the finalists for the 2019 Venture Madness Conference in February, which will include a live pitch competition featuring companies in health care and other categories with winners receiving a $10,000 cash prize.

Statewide study by UA medical students shows increase in opioid overdose related cardiac arrests / Daily Wildcat

Two University of Arizona College of Medicine students conducted the first statewide study on cardiac arrests in relation to opioid overdoses in Arizona and found that of the 15 people in Arizona who have a cardiac arrest each day two are linked to opioid overdoses.

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