Healthcare Archives

ASU students raise funds for TGen cancer research

Cancer research

Students at Arizona State University have raised nearly $5,000 for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Led by Lambda Chi Alpha, eight Greek social groups at ASU bought t-shirts, held a dunk tank and decorated their Greek letters during “Hunt for a Cure” events in November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.… Read More →

Delta Dental celebrates Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to teach good oral health habits to children. Fun hands-on activities will highlight the importance of starting dental early so healthy teeth can last a lifetime. During the month-long celebration, the Museum will host daily… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Abrazo’s red hats raise heart disease awareness

Heart Disease Awareness

Hundreds of babies born at Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals in February will receive little red hats to help the American Heart Association raise awareness about heart disease. The little red hat is a simple reminder for parents to talk about the future health of their newborn babies and make sure that they and their… Read More →

UA working to treat pulmonary diseases with inhalers

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Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. Mansour investigates pulmonary states and diseases that have unmet medical needs, including lung transplants, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, cystic fibrosis,… Read More →

TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

UA earns grant to improve Arizona’s rural hospitals

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The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health was awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Arizona Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex). The program provides quality, operational and performance improvement in Arizona’s rural hospitals and affiliated outpatient… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus partners with MomDoc

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is partnering with MomDoc a new service that ensures women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through this new program, laborists who are board-certified OB physicians are on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “While many obstetricians divide… Read More →

Barrow Grand Ball raises more than $4 Million

Cancer research

The Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raised more than $4 million at the 2016 Barrow Grand Ball, hosted January 16 at the Arizona Biltmore. The announcement was made with a toast to the women who drove the success of the fundraiser—Board Chair Angela Melczer and ball Co-Chairs Sandy Hecomovich and Amy Thurston—among the company… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders

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Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

The CACTIS Foundation appointed Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. to serve as its Lead Scientist and Director of Research & Development where he will serve as the nonprofit’s scientific leader, fostering research and development opportunities. Lifshitz currently serves as the director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program in a joint venture through BARROW Neurological Institute at Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo invests in innovation as Banner grows

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Is it possible to be No. 2 and still end up the winner? Leaders of Abrazo Community Health Network see that as a distinct possibility. “Clearly, Banner Health has the highest market share in Arizona,” says Michele Finney, market CEO for Abrazo, “so Abrazo wants to be No. 2.” A year after Banner’s $1 billion-plus… Read More →

Need help as healthcare enrollment deadline nears?

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The deadline to apply for health insurance coverage is January 31, 2016, and the Cover Arizona Coalition wants consumers to know that the costs of the health care plans might be less expensive than potential fees for not having health insurance. Here are a few facts: •    2 out of 4 Arizonans will pay $50… Read More →