Healthcare Archives

$2.8 million study looks to detect and treat brain injuries

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Developing better treatments and an improved understanding of the biology behind brain injury from hemorrhagic strokes is the main goal of a three-year $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Barrow Neurological Institute. The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)… Read More →

Banner Sun Health Research Institute adds staff members Siarhei Lenets

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, an international leader in the effort to find answers to aging disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, has added four expert physician providers and one nurse practitioner to its team: Ed Zamrini, MD, a neurologist, joined Banner Research as director of the memory center at the research institute in July. Dr.… Read More →

UA medical team earns accreditation from Pancreas Foundation

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The National Pancreas Foundation has recognized a multidisciplinary team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson for their ability to handle complex care of patients suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and related diseases by accrediting the hospital as one of 30 new NPF Centers nationally and the only one in Arizona. “We are honored… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus donates 24,000 bottles of water

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Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center donated more than 24,000 bottles of water to All Faith Community Services Food Bank. On Sept. 4, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer Stan Holm, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord presented the donated water to Buckeye Councilman Craig Heustis who is president of… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies


A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Magowitz Foundation gives $1 million for TGen


With a focus on supporting development of an early detection test for pancreatic cancer, the Seena Magowitz Foundation has presented $1 million to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, a world leader in research and drug development, leads TGen’s pancreatic cancer research efforts. Through the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic, a well-known and… Read More →

Barnet Dulaney Perkins offers CentraSight treatment

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center is now offering the CentraSight treatment, the first-ever telescope implant surgical option for patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. More than 15 million Americans are affected by some form of macular degeneration – an attack of the macula of the eye,… Read More →

Phoenix healthcare growth outpacing national average


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) unveiled a new website around the emerging healthcare industry in the Phoenix metro, designed to showcase the innovation capacity and robust ecosystems of the Greater Phoenix healthcare and bioscience sectors. “The GPEC Healthcare Leadership Council, led by Linda Hunt and Dr. Stuart Flynn, gathers the… Read More →

TGen identifies genes linked to liver damage

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In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver damage. In this study, published in the September edition of Translational Research, TGen scientists sequenced microRNAs (miRNAs) from… Read More →

Jim Champlin named VP of finance at Phoenix Children’s

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Jim Champlin has been promoted to the role of vice president of finance for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, replacing Dennis Bruns, who will retire early 2016. Champlin has served as director of decision support for Phoenix Children’s since 2010. In that role, he was responsible for improving budgeting practices, internal financial and productivity reporting, coordinating Medicaid… Read More →

Laura Snyder joins Barrow Neurosurgical Associates


Barrow Neurosurgical Associates (BNA) in Phoenix, Ariz. has brought on Laura Snyder, MD to its ranks.  The group of 28 world-renown neurosurgeons and physiatrists focuses on treating a wide range of complex brain and spine conditions. Dr. Snyder will practice at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Barrow Neurosurgical Associates Outpatient Surgery Center located in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Snyder… Read More →

Molly Stockley: Most Influential Women in Arizona


Molly Stockley, VP of hospital growth, CTCA Stockley, a former sportscaster with more than 23 years in the media industry, oversees all marketing and branding efforts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, focusing on Arizona as well as 12 other states. Greatest accomplishment: “My position at CTCA, where I combine my expertise and passion. After cancer took… Read More →

The MORE Foundation hosts hands-on ankle rehab course Edward Olive

The nonprofit MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education) recently hosted a course on ankle sprain rehabilitation with hands-on cadaveric demonstration of ankle surgeries that was open to Phoenix-area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists. The event, which occurred on August 22, was part of the MORE Foundation’s 2015 Educational Series, and provided a unique… Read More →

Commission on the Arts launches creative aging initiative


The Arizona Commission on the Arts has launched an unprecedented endeavor to build a local creative aging infrastructure that improves quality of life for older adults. A $225,000 grant (over three years) from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will help the Arts Commission implement “AZ Creative Aging,” a comprehensive plan that trains artists, supports the… Read More →