Biozona Weekly: Helios STEM education grant; Peoria

October 8, 2012

By hammersmith

Science, math in Arizona schools get lift from grant
10/01/2012 | Arizona Republic | Kerry Fehr-Snyder

A three-year, $1.6 million grant funded by the Helios Education Foundation and administered by public-private partnership Science Foundation Arizona is expected to boost Arizona schools’ science and math programs.

Peoria starts incubator to attract makers of medical devices
10/01/2012 | Tucson Sentinel | Tian Chen (Cronkite News Service)

Peoria and BioAccel have launched BioInspire, a bioscience incubator offering initial funding, mentoring, free office space and access to laboratories to medical device firms.

NAU receives $6 million for Indian health research
09/30/2012 | Arizona Daily Sun | Staff

Northern Arizona University has been awarded a $6 million grant for American Indian health research to create a Center for American Indian Resilience.

Arizona’s health-care future starts now
09/30/2012 | Arizona Republic | John Haeger (op-ed)

A partnership between NAU and the UA College of Medicine has redefined career preparation for our next generation of health professionals — a generation being groomed to practice in Arizona.

Officials: ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ has kept Chandler ahead during tough economy
09/28/2012 | East Valley Tribune | Michelle Reese

Through Chandler’s growing “entrepreneurial spirit,” as well as its diversity of business, the community has weathered the economic storm of the last few years — and come out ahead.

ABOR approves funding to study possible University of Arizona veterinary program

09/28/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The Arizona Board of Regents approved its request for $3 million to study the possibility of starting a veterinary program in Tucson that eventually would serve 100 students.

ASU’s Biodesign Institute names new executive director
09/26/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Dr. Raymond DuBois, a provost, executive vice president and professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has been named the new executive director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute.

Tucson tech: New era launches for UA technology-transfer team
09/25/2012 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner 

The UA is remaking its technology transfer process – the way the school pulls inventions from the lab and gets them into the marketplace, for the benefit of the public and, to some degree, the university and faculty inventors.

UA Phoenix medical campus, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to work on education program
09/25/2012 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

The UA College of Medicine-Phoenix has forged a clinical education affiliation with Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, a nonprofit serving about 70 percent of the state’s at-risk AIDS population.  

Cox foundation gives $5 million to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

09/25/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

The James M. Cox Foundation has donated $5 million to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Guest Column: Federal budget impasse threatens vital Parkinson’s research
09/21/2012 | The Arizona Daily Star | Michael Greenbaum (op-ed)

If automatic cuts of the NIH budget go into effect, universities and institutions in Arizona that do Parkinson’s disease and other biomedical research stand to lose $14 million, and will have to lay off more than 350 people.

Banner-led initiative helps fight Alzheimer’s Disease
09/12/2012 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker

Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is coordinating a potentially groundbreaking study involving an extended Colombian family of 5,000 who carry a genetic mutation that triggers Alzheimer’s disease.