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UA, Banner adds Dr. Zoe González-Garciá

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The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center has added the new faculty member Zoe González-Garciá, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Endocrinology. As a pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. González-Garciá will provide care for children suffering from endocrine disorders, such as type 1 diabetes, thyroid problems, hypoglycemia and obesity, among others. She will care for… Read More →

Desert Schools announces scholarship program Brian Jackson

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union announced its 12th annual Community Service Scholarship Program to reward outstanding local high school seniors who have made notable charitable contributions to their communities over the past year and are dedicated to doing so in the future. This scholarship program is part of Desert Schools’ mission to give back and… Read More →

NAU named ‘Best for Vets’ and military friendly

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Northern Arizona University has been designated a ‘Best for Vets’ university for student veterans, making the Military Times list for 2016. NAU ranked 66 in the nation. NAU also made the 2016 list of military friendly schools, earning the designation for the fourth year in a row. Erin Grisham, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at… Read More →

Embry-Riddle, BeyondTrust enhance cyber education


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and BeyondTrust, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, have joined forces to enhance the education and training of future cyber security professionals. BeyondTrust will provide Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) with hundreds of hours of videos,… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Jeannie Lee named Geriatrician of the Year


Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, assistant head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and an associate professor in the same department, has been named the 2015 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society. Each year, the AzGS recognizes and honors exemplary and outstanding health-care professionals who are passionate… Read More →

UA College of Nursing ranked No. 1 in Arizona


The University of Arizona College of Nursing has been ranked No. 1 in the state for its program outcomes by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The Arizona Nursing Program Outcome Index includes 38 nursing schools statewide and is based on registered nurse licensure and graduation rates for 2014. Last year, UA nursing students achieved a first-time pass… Read More →

Ducey makes major impact during 1st year in office


Resting on a table in the center of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s meeting room at the state capitol is an Arizona State University football helmet signed by Jake Plummer and Pat Tillman. “I am a proud Sun Devil,” Ducey gushes. But the state’s “first fan” can also boast about another first: Ducey is the first… Read More →

Sun Corridor Network joins Internet2 Oleg Dudko

Arizona’s Sun Corridor Network has joined Internet2, the premier research and education technology community in the US, as a Research and Education Network member. This membership integrates Sun Corridor Network into a community of more than 300 US universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations and 90,000 community anchor institutions.… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Michael Crow, Elva Coor

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Valley Leadership announced Dr. Michael Crow and Mrs. Elva Coor as the organization’s 67th Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon on March 24th, 2016. Each year an outstanding Valley man… Read More →

How should Arizona schools approach childhood trauma?


Phoenix Children’s Hospital defines Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as the childhood traumas that can cause toxic stress and damage a child’s brain and overall health. These ACEs include but are not limited to, emotional and physical abuse or neglect, witnessing a mother or mother figure treated violently, household substance abuse or mental illness, and childhood… Read More →

WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards


WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

Michael Phelps Swim School coming to Arizona

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Swim School, LLC announced today a strategic affiliation with Pitchfork Aquatics, Inc.  As the first licensee of Michael Phelps Swimming methodology in Arizona, Pitchfork Aquatics brings the industry leading swim instruction methodology to Arizona State University.  “Pitchfork Aquatics is a non-profit entity that will provide the opportunity for anyone in the Phoenix community… Read More →

ASU supports efforts for Cronkite postage stamp

Walter Cronkite speaks at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication during a 2005 visit.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is joining the efforts of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association to honor Walter Cronkite with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service is considering a joint request from the SPJ and the RTDNA for a stamp commemorating… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M for firefighter safety research


Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters. Exposure to carcinogens occurs through skin contamination and inhalation of smoke, diesel exhaust and other chemical gases, vapors and particulates. To reduce cancer exposure rates among first responders and investigators, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and UA College of Engineering have received $1.5… Read More →