AZBio In The Loop for the week of March 18, 2019


Are you part of All of Us yet? 

All of Us – A Conversation with NIH Director Francis Collins

The All of Us Research Program launched a Speaker Series in partnership with the National Library of Medicine on Thursday, March 14, 2019.   The inaugural talk was by National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins. Dr. Collins discusses the importance of All of Us, how far the research program has come, provides a preview of the program’s future, and takes questions from viewers. Click the link to access the video.

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New plant-based vaccine at the forefront of more efficient, affordable HPV prevention

ASU is aggressively pursuing research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms behind the HPV infection and exploring preventative measures to stave off the virus.

Weil Commits $15M to Name UA Center for Integrative Medicine

A $15 million gift from integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil will name the UA Center for Integrative Medicine, as well as establishing two endowed chairs and an endowed fund for the internationally recognized program.

UA’s Two Medical Schools Celebrate Match Day

Match day is when medical school students and graduates from the United States and around the world learn in which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years. Congratulations to the 164 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson fourth-year students who learned where they will continue their journey last Friday.

C-Path, FNIH Announce Clinical Development User’s Guide for Kidney Safety Biomarkers

The Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) Predictive Safety Testing Consortium (PSTC) today announced availability of the User’s Guide: Kidney Safety Composite Measure Biomarker for Use in Clinical Development.

Evidence Links Hookah, Use to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

A new study published by the American Heart Association revealed that those who smoke hookah have an increased risk of heart disease.

Endometriosis Awareness Month: Here’s What You Need to Know

OB/GYN Discusses Endometriosis Risks, Diagnosis and Treatment Options. 

Barrow honored as Exceptional Innovator

Barrow Neurological Institute earned the  Greater Phoenix Chamber’s 2019 IMPACT Awards for Exceptional Innovator.

Opportunity Alerts

It’s Time to Apply for the Spring Arizona Innovation Challenge

Applications for the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge close on March 22, 2019. The business plan competition is one of the nation’s largest and helps early-stage technology companies scale their innovations.

Flinn Scholars Program Info Sessions

The Flinn Scholars Program will host five information sessions this spring across Arizona to share the benefits of one of the nation’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships and present strategies to assist in building the strongest application. 

  • Tempe – Sunday, April 7 
  • Flagstaff – Wednesday, April 17
  • Glendale – Thursday, April 25 

The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference – Apply to present

Are you looking for funding?  Click the link to learn more about RMLSIPC.  The sister conference to White Hat, RMLSIPC will be held In Vail, CO on Sept. 4-5, 2019.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 AZBio Awards that will be held on October 2, 2019 at the peak of Arizona Bioscience Week. 

Click here to learn more  (Application Deadline is May 31st)

Applications for the Student Discovery Zone are now open. 

Click here to submit your poster abstract

Tell Your Story and Show your Support for Arizona’s Bioindustry

Click here to reserve your page in the AZBio Special Supplement in the September/October issue of AzBusiness Magazine

Ad reservation deadline is August 1st.


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Health Diplomacy: From Theory to Practice

  • Mar 19, 2019 – Tucson

Clues to Curing Alzheimer’s – Sip of Science

  • Mar 26, 2019 – Phoenix

2019 Precision Medicine Symposium

  • Mar 27, 2019 – Tucson

Arizona Technology Council MedTech Conference

  • Mar 28, 2019 – Scottsdale

BIO 2019 Legislative Day Fly-In

  • Apr 3, 2019 – Washington

Arizona Science And Engineering Fair (AzSEF)

  • Apr 4, 2019 – Phoenix

Bioscience Roadmap Progress Report Update

  • Apr 4, 2019 – Phoenix

Tucson Symposium 2019

  • Apr 9, 2019 – Tucson

26th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference

  • Apr 17, 2019 – Phoenix

BIO 2019 – It Starts with One

  • Jun 3, 2019 – Philadelphia

The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Vail

The MedTech Conference 2019

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Boston

Arizona Bioscience Week – AZBW 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019 – Oct 4, 2019

AZBio Awards

  • Oct 2, 2019 – Phoenix


  • Dec 12, 2019 – Phoenix  

The Arizona Legislature is now in session.

Each session, AZBio reviews all of the bills being considered by the Arizona Legislature and identifies the ones with impact on our industry.  These bills are then tracked on the AZBio Watch List.  Status on bills is updated weekly.  

Click here to access the AZBio Watch List

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: 

Thursday, April 11th at 3 PM  AZ/PDT

All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee  


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