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October 18, 2012

By hammersmith

 Arizona Commerce Authority names interim chief as new CEO
10/16/2012 | Arizona Republic | Josh Brodesky

The Arizona Commerce Authority board has selected Sandra Watson, the organization’s interim president and CEO, as the new permanent chief executive of the organization.

With beginning behind it, UA BioPark looks to future
10/12/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

After more than a decade of planning and nearly three years after its groundbreaking, the University of Arizona Bioscience Park was celebrated with a formal dedication.

Business accelerator to create 300 jobs
10/12/2012 | Flagstaff Business News | Gail Collins

The city of Flagstaff intends to build a new accelerator building that will create new jobs by offering lab and research facilities, office space, and light manufacturing.

Tucson tech: IdeaFunding helps entrepreneurs find, work with investors
10/09/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

The upcoming annual IdeaFunding is aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs hone their skills at attracting investment by thrusting them in front of real-life investors.

Health science building opens on Phoenix Biomedical Campus
10/08/2012 | Downtown Devil | Cydney McFarland

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus’s Health Sciences Education Building–housing medical education programs of the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University–held its grand opening celebration in downtown Phoenix.

Valley Fever cases increase, yet vaccine remains elusive
10/07/2012 | Voice of OC (Orange County, Calif.) | Yesenia Amaro and Tracy Wood

A vaccine to stop valley fever, most commonly found in Arizona and California, seemed within reach just eight years ago. But diminishing research funds and other factors have slowed the once thriving academic effort at the University of Arizona and elsewhere.

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry to help support critical prevention studies
10/06/2012 | | Staff Editor

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and its partners around the country have developed the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry, an online community of people interested in the latest research studies and promising therapies.

Mystery of girl’s illness shows potential of breakthroughs
10/05/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

For years, an illness that no doctor could understand had sapped child Shelby Valint’s strength to walk, move, and even eat, but the mapping of Shelby’s genome by the Translational Genomics Research Institute has helped her make an amazing recovery.

TGen widening battle for kids
10/05/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

The Translational Genomics Research Institute is expanding its efforts to assist children who are facing rare disorders that are tough to diagnose.

Iman Hakim to head Arizona Biomedical Research Commission
10/04/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Iman Hakim, dean and professor of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, has been appointed chair of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.