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TGen pioneers RNA sequencing for patient care


Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are showing how an even more detailed… Read More →

Meet the finalists for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

Esperança adds two board members

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Leila Barraza, JD, MPH and Robert Clarke, JD have joined the Esperança board of directors, according to a Monday announcement. Barraza is an assistant professor at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. Esperança provides volunteer surgical missions, health education, training of community health workers, home building, clean water projects, micro enterprise, agricultural development,… Read More →

Tempe Chamber presents Business Excellence Awards


The Tempe Chamber of Commerce announced its six finalists for the prestigious Business Excellence Awards. The awards promote the advancement of responsible business leadership in the community and publicly recognize local businesses demonstrating a passion for excellence. The awards honor companies for success in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service. The awards will… Read More →

TGen traces source of disease outbreak

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), working with international investigators, discovered the source of a potential deadly blood infection in more than 50 South American cancer patients. Using advanced genomic sequencing, TGen was able to track a potentially deadly and therapy-resistant fungus, Sarocladium kiliense, to a tainted anti-nausea medication given to dozens of cancer patients in Chile… Read More →

Ryan House seeks insurance reimbursement

Ryan House

Ryan House, a nonprofit that provides respite care, therapy, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care to children, partnered with ASU in a study to show its services are eligible for insurance reimbursement. Currently, Ryan House is completely funded by donations. The university is collecting data from Ryan House to prove it operates under a cost effective model in order… Read More →

Hypervirulent strep outbreak identified by TGen

Krauss Honored For Science

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) helped state, local and tribal health officials identify an outbreak of “hypervirulent” strep bacteria in the American Southwest.  Identified in Flagstaff, from January to July 2015, this outbreak of the emm59 clone of group A Streptococcus is directly related to cases identified recently in New Mexico. This strain type appears to have evolved from a nationwide… Read More →

VisionGate gets investment from Trinnovate Ventures


Trinnovate Ventures today announced it will partner with Phoenix-based VisionGate to help accelerate clinical trial programs for both LuCED, a non-invasive diagnostic test targeting early stage lung cancer that responds best to therapy, and Iloprost, a chemoprevention drug for patients who have a pre-cancerous condition of the lungs called dysplasia.  Trinnovate Ventures, a subsidiary of… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals earn patient safety designation

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus have been named as America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety in 2016 by the Women’s Choice Award. The designation was announced, Tuesday, during Patient Safety Awareness Week. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus qualified based on having a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and… Read More →

The CORE Institute expands in Louisiana

The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists announced its expansion into Eunice, Louisiana, with a new clinic at Acadian Medical Center located at 3501 Highway 190 East, Suite C, Eunice, LA 70535. The CORE Institute, with locations across Arizona and Michigan, partnered with Louisiana Orthopaedics Specialists in September of 2015, to begin its expansion in the Southeastern United States. The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists has a primary clinic located in Lafayette.… Read More →

Wendy’s cool deal boosts TGen cancer research


During the months of March through April, a Frosty treat will provide a cool benefit for cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Wendy’s restaurants in Phoenix are selling five free Jr. Frosty coupons for a $1 donation, while supplies last. All of the proceeds benefit TGen and its efforts towards earlier diagnostics and smarter… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead earns knee and hip designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona selected Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement for meeting national standards for quality and affordability. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus demonstrated that it delivers improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield… Read More →

Southwest Human Development, Delta Dental team up

Southwest Human Development

Southwest Human Development, with the help of the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, launched the Oral Health Program for children, families and expectant mothers, which will promote oral health, increase knowledge of preventive oral health measures and increase access to preventive care for pregnant women. While low- and no-cost options for children’s dental care exist, for… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead earns national maternity designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is among the first hospitals in the nation to be named a Blue Distinction Center for its maternity care program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. annually, making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization. The new Blue Distinction Center program is… Read More →