Bioscience Archives

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital names physician in chief

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Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Physician in Chief. In this role, he will be accountable for leadership and direction of the medical specialist divisions. Dr. Nicholson will also provide executive oversight to Phoenix Children’s medical education initiatives and programs. Dr. Nicholson will lead a myriad of medical divisions, including: Critical… Read More →

Barrow Neurosurgical Associates appoints new CEO

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Barrow Neurosurgical Associates (BNA), the largest physician-owned neurosurgical and spine practice in Arizona, has appointed John Kinna as Chief Executive Officer. “Kinna brings strong leadership skills and the experience and knowledge necessary to help Barrow Neurosurgical Associates achieve success,” said Robert Spetzler, MD, president of BNA. “He will help us aim to position ourselves as… Read More →

$150K awarded in BioAccel Solutions Challenge

From left: Chris Faller, COO of TinyKicks; MaryAnn Guerra, CEO of BioAccel; France Dixon Helfer, president & CEO of TinyKicks; Ron King, chief science and business officer of BioAccel.

TinyKicks and Omni BioCeutical Innovations won $135,000 in the second Scorpion Pit early-stage funding competition sponsored by BioAccel and powered by the Arizona Board of Regents. The competition, dubbed the Scorpion Pit, was held on Friday, May 15, at the Croft in downtown Phoenix. The bioscience companies were selected for investment from local investors, called… Read More →

Unregulated e-cigarette industry raises health concerns

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It’s common now to spot someone in public holding an electronic cigarette and “vaping,” or inhaling and exhaling a cloud of flavored vapor. Oxford Dictionaries even picked up on the trend, naming  “vape” the 2014 word of the year, signifying the beginning phase of replacing an age-old habit of smoking tobacco. But is vaping a… Read More →

TGen breast cancer study is journal’s most cited

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At its Annual Meeting, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that a scientific paper describing potential drug targets following the unprecedented genomic sequencing of 14 metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients was the most cited study in 2013 of any published that year by AACR’s journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. In the study, genomic sequencing… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber honors winners of 2015 IMPACT Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards today, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.… Read More →

Scottsdale schools, TGen launch bioscience initiative

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The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Foundation is teaming with the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to create an Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative. Scheduled to take place in July 2015 at TGen, the new pilot program will benefit teachers and students within the Scottsdale Unified School District. The Excellence in Bioscience Teacher Initiative… Read More →

HonorHealth hospitals recognized for stroke care

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HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center, HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center have received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.  Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality helps… Read More →

How CIOs are changing the face of pediatric medicine

Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

National Hospital Week offers greater Phoenix residents a chance to celebrate the talented physicians, nurses and medical administrators who ensure Arizonans receive the world-class health care they deserve. The week also provides an opportunity to learn how delivering exceptional outcomes with a powerful cost and value proposition – every patient’s hope and every provider’s objective… Read More →

TGen brain-tumor study guides new treatments

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Led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and UC San Francisco (UCSF), a comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors was published May 1 in the Oxford University Press journal Neuro-Oncology.The study, Towards Precision Medicine in Glioblastoma: The Promise and The Challenges, covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns recertification

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has earned recertification from the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, Emergency Department. This recertification means the Phoenix Children’s facility continues to be prepared to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. Certification is voluntary and is a quality… Read More →

Banner Health earns award for technology work

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The Technology Management department at Phoenix-based Banner Health was recently awarded the 2015 ‘Department of the Year’ by TechNation Magazine. The publication began the award in 2011 to recognize the top technology management departments across the nation in terms of customer service, efficiency and exemplary procedures. “Receiving the department of the year award by the… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free stroke checks

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Abrazo Health is offering free StrokeCheck events  in May to raise  awareness about stroke  risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Stroke is the Number 4 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people a year. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke once every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association. Abrazo… Read More →