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Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Enterprise University announces fall course line-up

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Enterprise Bank & Trust (EBT), focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner’s families, executives and professionals, announces its fall 2015 Enterprise University (EU) course schedule and new course location. This fall’s EU courses will be held at the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), engaging even more business community members. EU provides free educational seminars on a… Read More →

Cronkite earns Governors’ Award for ‘Hooked’ documentary

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For the first time, a journalism school will receive the highest honor given by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for an ASU documentary on heroin that reached more than one million Arizonans. The NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter will honor the Walter Cronkite School of… Read More →

ASU, Mayo researchers develop real-time test for bone cancer

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Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it’s hard to know. But a new test for detecting bone loss, being developed by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers, offers the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases. The technique, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has passed an important hurdle by… Read More →

What’s wrong with education today?

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Recently, a great deal of attention has been focused on teacher shortages across the country. In addition, the national outrage with what many see as an excessive student assessment approach to school reform continues to be the focus of discussions among educators and parents concerned that we are heading in the wrong direction. The intersection… Read More →

Eileen Klein: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Eileen Klein, president, Arizona Board of Regents Klein oversees the $4 billion Arizona public university system and works with university presidents to achieve ambitious goals to increase degree production, double research activity and reform instructional delivery and financing of the university system. Childhood aspiration: “I love animals and originally planned to become a zoologist or… Read More →

Groundwater pumping is changing Phoenix’s surface

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The ground level in portions of the metro Phoenix area is dropping at an annual rate of nearly two centimeters, or almost an inch a year. This is caused by the pumping of groundwater from subsurface aquifers, say two Arizona State University scientists. Apache Junction, at the east end of the valley, is seeing the… Read More →

Banner, College of Medicine add new faculty physicians

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A nephrologist from one of the top U.S. health systems specializing in kidney transplants is among more than 30 new faculty physicians joining Banner – University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in the next 90 days. Asjad Sardar, MD, an assistant professor in the UA Department of Medicine,… Read More →

Judith S. Gordon: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Judith S. Gordon, associate professor and associate head for research at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine Gordon, who has been involved in research projects totaling more than $42 million, developed the first mobile app to help women quit smoking, eat well and get moving. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to reduce the morbidity… Read More →

NAU campus club taps into thriving craft beer culture

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These college students are serious about their beer, but not in the way you might be thinking. For members of the Northern Arizona University Craft Beer Association, a friendly “How’s it going?” quickly yields to an ardent discussion of the art form that is their passion. “At first I thought, ‘Students and drinking beer, oh… Read More →

UA Sarver Heart Center seeks patients for study

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Cardiologists at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center are recruiting patients with heart failure for a clinical research study that is evaluating a cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) investigational device. The study, “Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of the OPTIMIZER® System in Subjects With Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure: FIX-HF-5C,” is looking for patients who are 18 years and… Read More →

Rita Cheng: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Rita Cheng, president, Northern Arizona University Rita Cheng serves as the 16th president of NAU. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students. Current challenge: “We have to continue to be as entrepreneurial as possible, offering programs that are connected to not only life… Read More →

NAU researchers show impact of drought on forests

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In forests around the world, drought leaves a legacy that endures even after the rains return. Three Northern Arizona University researchers contributed to a study published today in Science that showed surviving trees took an average of two to four years to recover and resume normal growth rates after droughts ended. The finding runs counter… Read More →

Karen Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Karen Anderson, MD, PhD, associate professor, ASU Biodesign Institute Anderson is focused on understanding how the immune response can be used to detect and alter cancer development. Anderson’s team identifies target tumor and viral proteins and pushes scientific understanding of the mechanisms of the immune regulation of cancer. Greatest accomplishment: “ Inventing diagnostic assays for cancer and… Read More →