Biozona Weekly: SciTech Festival expanding; BioAccel winners; Rural medicine

January 30, 2014

By hammersmith

Arizona SciTech Festival expanding with more statewide events
1/29/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

The third annual Arizona SciTech Festival is accelerating this year with more than 500 events for adults and kids planned across the state in February and March. See also: Getting Arizonans excited and involved in STEM fields

Program connects students in health professions with rural areas
1/29/14 | Arizona Capitol Times | Rachel Leingang (Cronkite News Service)

The Rural Health Professions Program, which was recently launched at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, provides students of medicine and other health fields the opportunity for hands-on experience in a rural setting with a goal that more students will choose to work in rural areas.

New plans in the works for UA tech parks

1/29/14 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Changes are underway at University of Arizona’s Science and Technology Park and Arizona Biosciences Park as UA continues to retool its technology commercialization efforts under Tech Launch Arizona.

BioAccel names winners in inaugural bioscience challenge
1/27/14 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

A medical device that aims to reduce dialysis treatment complications and an app that provides healthy meal plans are the two winners of the inaugural BioAccel Solutions Challenge.

TGen joins American Humane Association in study of autism tendencies in canines
1/24/14 | GenomeWeb Daily News | Staff Report

The American Humane Association and Translational Genomics Research Institute will seek to uncover the genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs, which could lead to clues about the origins of such behavior in children, especially the growing number of those with autism.