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Junior Achievement names Katherine Cecala president

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Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA), a nearly 60-year-old Arizona nonprofit, announced it has selected esteemed business and nonprofit executive Katherine Cecala as its new president. Cecala joins the organization at a time when it is poised to elevate its programs and breadth of student service to a greater level. “There are more one million students… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

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


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 →

Ivy Foundation funds extension of Mayo brain cancer study

Catherine Ivy in laboratory

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced an extension and funding of an additional $1.3 million for Mayo Clinic to study brain tumor vaccines that combine a patient’s immune stimulators with tumor cultures from other patients. The extension will include a second trial with patients whose brain cancer has returned. The Ivy Foundation… Read More →

TGen, Mayo clinical trials combat deadly skin cancer


The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology, yielding more precise medical treatments for patients with this devastating disease. Mayo Clinic is… Read More →

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

ASU researchers find potential clues to ovarian cancer

Karen Anderson, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute, started out with about 10,000 possible biomarkers for ovarian cancer.

Arizona State University researchers said they have identified three promising biological signals that could help detect ovarian cancer before patients display any symptoms. Researchers from the Biodesign Institute said identifying the biomarkers – a type of blood-born signal – is another step toward early detection. ASU’s new study is the first use of high density… Read More →

Former White House doctor will speak at healthcare awards

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Although she doesn’t, Dr. Connie Mariano could boast about her title as the first Filipino American in history to receive the rank of Navy Rear Admiral. However, when she reflects on her past, this “first” may not seem quite as significant as another first: “the first patient.” This is how Dr. Mariano, former White House… Read More →

Hundreds of pediatric physicians converge in Phoenix


Phoenix Children’s Hospital will play host to more than 750 physicians and health care professionals from across the U.S. for the 38th annual Melvin L. Cohen Pediatric Update at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. In the past four decades, the event has grown to become one of the largest pediatric health care conferences in the country. This… Read More →

Tucson Medical Center may join Mayo network

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Tucson Medical Center trying to become part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to the Arizona Daily Star. The Mayo Clinic Care Network includes about 34 hospitals across the United States that have joined the network to improve clinical care, said Judy Rich, CEO of TMC . “The goal is to share evidence-based medicine… Read More →

Scottsdale hosts second Cure Corridor Event


Scottsdale economic development will be hosting the second annual Cure Corridor Event at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event features a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insight into the future of the Cure Corridor and Bio-Life Sciences Industry. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Holmes – founder… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Announces Hall of Fame Members

Two technology mavens and a prominent professor focused on improving our health care will be honored for their accomplishments this month. The three alums will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame at Arizona State University on Oct. 30. Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies


BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

“Cooks & Chords” to raise funds for MS


Cooks & Chords, an evening tasting chef-prepared dishes from Valley restaurants paired with just the right spirits and acoustic music to raise funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale. Cooks & Chords is sponsored by… Read More →