Biozona Weekly: Mayo

April 3, 2014

By hammersmith

UA deserves a $15 million investment, lawmakers
4/1/14 | Arizona Republic | Don Budinger (Op-ed)

A request the University of Arizona made to the Legislature this year is a $15 million discovery and innovation investment in the biomedical sciences–funding that should be viewed as a driver for the state’s economic growth and an investment in addressing some of the state’s grand challenges.

Looking inside Mayo Clinic’s proton therapy cancer center
4/1/14 | KPHO | Greg Argos

Mayo Clinic’s $400 million proton therapy center now under construction in Phoenix will start accepting patients in 2016, allowing more precise alignment of energy that can target tumors.  

Proposed state funding not enough to start UA veterinary program, officials say

3/29/14 | Arizona Daily Star | Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services)

Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.

UA Telemedicine Program helping breast cancer survivors
3/29/14 | Tucson News Now | Christine Pae

The Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona chapter has helped fund a telemedicine program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine known as Vida!, one element among a vast amount of medical services that the UA Telemedicine Program offers for physicians, patients, and medical centers throughout Arizona.

STEM-focused school to open in central Phoenix
3/28/14 | Arizona Republic | Luci Scott

Two teachers are opening a charter school this fall in central Phoenix–SySTEM Phoenix–that will enroll sixth-graders the first year and focus on students learning to think critically with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.  

Spray could boost pollination process
3/28/14 | Casa Grande Dispatch | Joe Martin (Cronkite News Service)

Pollen-Tech, an Arizona State University-based company offering a technology that spreads pollen through a solution sprayed on plants, won a grant through ASU’s Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative and is now housed at the university’s SkySong Innovation Center and the MAC6 manufacturing incubator in Tempe.
How we’re stopping a killer in Phoenix
3/28/14 | Arizona Republic | Felipe Albuquerque (Op-Ed)

The Phoenix Operation Stroke initiative, launched in 1998 to determine the best standard of care for acute stroke and to bring our city up to that standard, has successfully rallied partners to work collaboratively toward advancing public education and identifying barriers in access to care.

Wallace Reed remembered as health care visionary
3/27/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dr. Wallace Reed, who co-founded Phoenix Surgicenter in 1970 and had a long, innovative career in health care, has died at the age of 97.