Needed: A Global Bioinformatics System

By La Monica Everett-Haynes,      University Communications |             August 6, 2012

P. Bryan Heidorn, who directs the UA School of Information Resources and Library Science, is part of a global team that is working to develop standards for gathering, storing and disseminating important information about plants, animals and the environment.Continue reading

Great Video of the UA Health Sciences Building at the UA College of Medicine Phoenix

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is in its sixth year of training medical students in downtown Phoenix. Housed in the renovated historic Phoenix Union High School buildings, the College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The College of Medicine – Phoenix is currently training 183 medical students and at capacity plans to graduate 120 physicians per year.Continue reading

AlgaeBio Prepares for Omega-3 Launch

Algae BioSciences, an Arizona-based biotechnology company now completing a $5-million, first-phase expansion process, will soon begin commercial production of its ultra-pure omega-3 fatty acid oils. The oils will be sourced from marine algae and grown in Arizona sunlight, at the company’s production facilities in the high desert plains near Holbrook.Continue reading

Quality, Commitment, and Care: A look at Tucson Medical Center

Member Spotlight: Tucson Medical Center, licensed at 615 beds, has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 65 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neuroscience, hospice, imaging and senior services. Continue reading

Watson Update 2012

In October 2011, David Kerr of IBM introduced us to IBM’s Watson and the future of healthcare at the 2011 AZBio Awards.  On June 26th, IBM’s Dr. Martin Kohn provided the latest news.  Here is what he had to share:Continue reading