Biozona Weekly: Biotech success; UA simulation center; Veterinary degree

October 2, 2014

By hammersmith

UA’s Phoenix medical school expands simulation center for hands-on learning
10/2/14 | Cronkite News | Alexa Armstrong

The Center for Simulation and Innovation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix, which recently tripled in space, allows medical students to treat robotic mannequins and study synthetic cadavers.

Tucson Medical Center offering umbilical cord blood donation program
10/2/14 | Tucson News Now | Christine Pae

Tucson Medical Center, in partnership with the Arizona Public Cord Program, will become the first hospital in Southern Arizona that collects donated umbilical cord blood intended for life-saving stem cell transplants.

Biotech’s road to growth
10/1/14 | In Business Magazine | Joe Bardin

The bioscience industry in Arizona is no longer merely a good idea awaiting its time, as with an annual economic impact of $14 billon statewide, biotech and its Phoenix hub are a legitimate economic success story in which planning, collaboration, and innovation play central roles.  

STEM departments working to reform teaching strategies
10/1/14 | Daily Wildcat | Jocelyn Valencia

University of Arizona is one of eight universities selected by the Association of American Universities to take part in the Undergraduate Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics Education Project initiative that will transform STEM courses by making them more student-centered so students are more engaged in the learning process.

Why medical students don’t want to become primary care doctors
9/30/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization issued a report on the significant challenges facing the nation’s primary care system, an issue being addressed by the state’s medical schools.

Regents approve UA veterinary medicine degree
9/29/14 | Daily Wildcat | Ethan McSweeney & Meghan Fernandez

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a committee’s recommendation for implementing a veterinary medicine degree program at University of Arizona, a program that recently received a $9 million donation from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.