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Phoenix Business Journal - What's next for the 15-year-old Phoenix Biomedical CampusPhoenix Business Journal - What's next for the 15-year-old Phoenix Biomedical Campus<div class="ExternalClassEE5719C12E0143968CF7EC82623BC94E"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/07/whats-next-for-the-15-year-old-phoenix-biomedical.html">http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/07/whats-next-for-the-15-year-old-phoenix-biomedical.html</a></p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">he Phoenix Biomedical Campus has grown to 1.6 million square feet on 28 acres since its inception 15 years ago — and there is even more construction planned for the downtown Phoenix campus.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Banner Health, the state's largest health system, plans to build a clinic on or near the campus similar to its other nine primary care clinics throughout the Phoenix area. Last year, the Phoenix nonprofit forged an academic-medical partnership with University of Arizona with the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/print-edition/2015/04/10/what-1-2-billion-means-to-banner-ua-and-the-state.html" target="_blank">$1.2 billion purchase of the University of Arizona Health Network</a>.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"> <span style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Last year, the city of Phoenix authorized a deal that will allow Arizona State University to develop a<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span> <a style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;outline:0px;transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(32, 69, 135);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2015/05/phoenix-agrees-to-asu-nantworks-biomedical-project.html" target="_blank">health solutions campus</a> <span style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"> <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>on seven acres north of Filmore Street. Phase I of that project is a 200,000-square-foot building to be built in partnership with California-based NantWorks LLC, which is owned by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" aria-hidden="true"></span> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">The city has executed a lease agreement with ASU for that first phase, said<a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Robyn%20Sahid">Robyn Sahid</a>, program manager for the city of Phoenix.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Also last year, the Phoenix City Council authorized the city to enter an agreement with University of Arizona to allow UA to have development rights on about three acres' worth of building pads located between Fillmore,<a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Van%20Buren">Van Buren</a>, Fifth and Seventh streets, Sahid said.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">UA is in the process of building its $136 million Biomedical Sciences Partnership building, which will house industry partners to conduct bioscience research. That 10-story, 245,000-square-foot structure is expected to open in January 2017. It will be home for the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Center for Applied Nanoscience and Biomedicine.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Since the inception of the campus, the city of Phoenix has invested $82.5 million, which primarily consists of land acquisition, infrastructure upgrade, building rehabilitation and construction of the first building on that campus, which is the headquarters for the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the International Genomics Consortium.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">But the total investment of all the partners on the campus is $526 million, which includes the UA buildings, the cancer center jointly developed by Dignity Health and UA, the UA medical school and a parking garage.</p> <div class="truncated-content fade in" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;transition:opacity 0.15s ease-out;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;opacity:1;"> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">A Tripp-Umbach study released in 2014 showed the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2014/12/study-economic-impact-of-phoenix-biomedical-campus.html" target="_blank">economic impact of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>was $1.3 billion, while UA's medical school had a $961.6 million impact.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">The city is negotiating to<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/02/this-biotech-billionaire-plans-bigger-expansions.html" target="_blank">sell the TGen headquarters to Soon-Shiong</a>, said Christine Mackay, community and economic development director for Phoenix.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">While the campus has focused on bioscience and health care, it has a new tenant — UA's Eller College of Management — that, on first blush, has nothing to do with the industry.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Paulo%20Goes">Paulo Goes</a>, the new dean of the Eller College of Management, said moving to the downtown campus makes sense for Eller.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">"Our strategic direction and our focus on health care, digital leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation well align with the business landscape of the Valley," Goes said. "Phoenix is thriving with world class organizations and we see a great opportunity to partner on strategic programs and executive education. And more than 33,000 Eller alumni call it home."</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego said the growth of the campus has helped put the city on the national and international map in terms of bioscience.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">“The Phoenix Biomedical Campus has grown into the foundation for Arizona’s growing biomedical industry and helped to put the region on the national map as a cutting-edge center for research and medical collaboration,” she said. “It’s exciting to have Phoenix at the center of some of our most promising treatments to emerge in years for chronic and deadly diseases.”</p> </div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" aria-hidden="true"></span> </html></div>
10th class of bioscience interns complete Helios Scholars at TGen10th class of bioscience interns complete Helios Scholars at TGen<div class="ExternalClass323C0472E87549D1861AE40BBD6CDD76"><html> <p>​</p> <span aria-hidden="true" id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <h4 class="o_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 as_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 inheritFontFamily"> <font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font> </h4> <h2 style="margin:0.83em 0in;"> <span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"> <strong> <font size="5" color="#000000">Hands-on biomedical research internships pair students with TGen researchers to help advance discoveries that can benefit patients</font> </strong> </span> </h2> <h4 class="o_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 as_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 inheritFontFamily"> <font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font> <p> <strong> <span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">PHOENIX, Ariz. — July 29, 2016 —</span> </strong> <span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"> Celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen completed their eight-week internships today with a daylong scientific symposium at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.<br> <br> The collaboration between the Helios Education Foundation and the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=http://www.tgen.org/" title="Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)</font></span></a> graduated 44 students who will help form the next generation of scientists specializing in Arizona’s growing biomedical fields.<br> <br> “This 10th anniversary year of Helios Scholars at TGen represents a milestone in this innovative program, which has helped launch the careers of many promising and talented researchers and physicians,” said Dr. Jeffrey Trent, TGen President and Research Director. “In partnership with Helios, these students have experienced what it is like to pursue patient-centric research on the frontier of genomic medicine.”<br> <br> Helios Scholars at TGen is the research institute’s flagship summer internship program for Arizona students looking to further their interest in bioscience and medicine. Helios Scholars work in TGen’s laboratories — receiving one-on-one mentorship from TGen scientists — on research projects that aim for new molecular-level discoveries about neurological disorders, infectious diseases and many types of cancer.<br> <br> More than 400 students have now graduated the program since its inception in 2007.<br> <br> "We are proud of the impact Helios Scholars at TGen has had on the lives of hundreds of talented students in Arizona,” said Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation. “This program provides this diverse student population with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive, hands-on, scientific learning experience, and it propels them toward achieving success in college and career.  We look forward to the next 10 years, and beyond, of this impactful program.”<br> <br> The full-time, paid internships are open to Arizona high school, undergraduate and graduate level students, including those in medical school. From more than 500 student applications, 33 undergraduates, 1 graduate student and 10 high school students were selected this summer.<br> <br> Students hail from many schools and backgrounds, including Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix College, and these Arizona high schools: BASIS Chandler, Bioscience, Desert Vista, Hamilton, Phoenix Country Day, South Ridge, Sunnyslope, Tempe Preparatory and Xavier College Preparatory. Five students currently attend out-of-state colleges. <br> <br> In addition to patient-focused research, Helios Scholars participate in professional development seminars, including science communication, public speaking, and basic business etiquette, as well as social activities to build and strengthen relationships between students. This summer’s program concluded today with a scientific symposium highlighting the accomplishments of the 2016 Helios Scholars at TGen. <br> <br> Scholars boast an array of impressive accomplishments including acceptance into top tier graduate and medical schools, unique career developments, national awards and scholarships, and authorship credit in numerous scientific publications.<br> <br> Applications for the 11th class of Helios Scholars at TGen will be accepted starting in January 2017 at <a href="http://www.tgen.org/intern" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">www.tgen.org/intern</font></span></a>. For more information, contact Julie Euber, TGen Education and Outreach Specialist, at 602-343-8459, or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:jeuber@tgen.org" title="jeuber@tgen.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">jeuber@tgen.org</font></span></a>.<br> <br> # # #<br> <br> <strong><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">About Helios Education Foundation</span></strong><br> Helios Education Foundation is focused on creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education by advancing the academic preparedness of all students and fostering a high-expectation, college-going culture. Through a decade of strategic partnership and investment, Helios has identified Early Grade Success, College and Career Readiness and Postsecondary Completion as the three most critical reform priorities in achieving our long term goal. As an engaged foundation, embedded in communities across both states, the Foundation is contributing its expertise and financial resources to better prepare students for college and career in a globally-competitive economy. Since 2006, Helios has invested nearly $170 million in education-related programs and initiatives in Arizona and Florida. For more information about the Foundation, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=http://www.helios.org/" title="www.helios.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">www.helios.org</font></span></a>.<br> <br> <strong><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Media Contact:</span></strong></span> <strong> <span style="font-family:"ms gothic";font-size:10pt;">
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</span> <span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"> <br> 602-381-2294<br> <a target="_blank" href="mailto:rlindgren@helios.org" title="rlindgren@helios.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">rlindgren@helios.org</font></span></a><br> <br> <strong><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">About TGen</span></strong><br> Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=http://www.tgen.org/home.aspx" title="Home"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">www.tgen.org</font></span></a>. Follow TGen on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=https://www.facebook.com/helptgen" title="Facebook"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">Facebook</font></span></a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=https://www.linkedin.com/company/tgen" title="LinkedIn"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">LinkedIn</font></span></a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tgen.org/umbraco/newsletterstudio/tracking/trackclick.aspx?nid=h5e0N01kzUU%3d&e=epZbQvMvsHIsYFfTx0pNS26K/Y%2bATcOsjG3gojRlcMs%3d&url=https://twitter.com/TGen" title="Twitter @TGen"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">Twitter @TGen</font></span></a>.<br> <br> <strong><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Media Contact:</span></strong><br> Steve Yozwiak<br> TGen Senior Science Writer<br> 602-343-8704<br> <a target="_blank" href="mailto:syozwiak@tgen.org" title="syozwiak@tgen.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0092e6">syozwiak@tgen.org</font></span></a></span> </p> <font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> <span aria-hidden="true" id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span aria-hidden="true" id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span></font> </h4> <span aria-hidden="true" id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Holds Sixth GraduationUA College of Medicine – Phoenix Holds Sixth Graduation<div class="ExternalClass5EB88AAD056E47CA9025CC81FB8CF813"><html> <p>​</p> <h4 class="o_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 as_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 inheritFontFamily"> <span style="font-size:11pt;"> <strong> <font color="#000000" face="Helvetica">College Confers Medical Degrees on 66 Physicians, Addressing State’s Doctor Shortage</font> </strong></span></h4><p><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/commencement2016" target="_blank">http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/commencement2016</a></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:black;">Sixty-six University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students officially became physicians last Monday during ceremonies that marked the sixth graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school.<br></span> </span></p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:black;">Led by a bagpipe and drum corps, commencement exercises began with a procession from the College to Phoenix Symphony Hall, where the graduates were officially conferred their Doctor of Medicine degrees. The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has now graduated 273 physicians in six years. The school opened in 2007 in what was then the largest city in the nation without an allopathic (MD-granting) medical school. The College is helping address the critical shortage of physicians in Arizona. </span>   </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"> </span><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"> </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/about/college-glance/leadership/deans-office/deans-message/meet-interim-dean" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <font color="#0066cc">Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD</font> </span> </span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, told the graduates they represent “the most important element in the amazing evolution and transformation of the College of Medicine – Phoenix as we strive to achieve our place among the best institutions of higher learning in educating physicians and advancing the frontiers of medicine.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“We send you out as ambassadors of the College of Medicine – Phoenix,” Dr. Ramos said. “Please become the physicians that your patients value, trust and respect.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">A hooding ceremony and the recitation of the oath were part of the festivities, which included an address by Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director for the </span><a class="ext" href="https://www.tgen.org/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Translational Genomics Research Institute<span class="ext" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="element-invisible" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> (link is external)</span></span></font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;"> (TGen) in Phoenix.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“You — the class of 2016 — are the first generation of physicians who will truly be charged with putting into medical practice the growing information that is clinically actionable in the 3 billion letters of our DNA genome,” Dr. Trent said, adding that with Precision Medicine, this generation of doctors will be able to administer “the right drug for the right patient at the right time.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Dr. Trent challenged the graduates to ask themselves four questions: What will you contribute, what will you do about faith, what will you do with love and how will you keep fun in your life? “There exists no secret formula for achieving a balanced life, but as for making a difference each day, I ask that you promise your best effort,” he said.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Graduating senior Aaron Klassen, MD, who will begin his Emergency Medicine residency this summer at the Mayo School of Graduate Education in Rochester, Minn., delivered the student address.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“The attribute that we all shared four years ago is that we were already doctors,” he said. “We lacked the knowledge, the training, the experience and most importantly the diploma, but the core of who a physician is — a person who sacrifices for others, seeks to relieve suffering, finds problems and creates solutions — that essence was already present in the classmates that I met in July 2012 on Day One.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Dr. Klassen said medical school has “given us profound new opportunities to be the people we were when we started four years ago.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Of the 66 Class of 2016 graduates, one-third are pursing primary care fields, the most critical shortage facing Arizona, and 24 will be in residency programs in Phoenix or Tucson. Overall, the students will continue their studies at programs in 20 states.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The ceremony capped a day of celebration that began with a faculty awards breakfast, where medical students recognized outstanding faculty members. The day also included a senior luncheon with graduates cited for awards by specialty and achievement in the community, for humanism and scholarship.</span></p><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The following graduates were recognized:</strong></p><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Pillar Awards:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sindhu Pandurangi, MD, Pillar of Scholarship Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Aaron Klassen, MD, Pillar of Leadership Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sravanthi Vegunta, MD, Pillar of Community Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, Pillar of Humanism Award.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Clerkship Awards:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Joseph Seelbaugh, MD, Family and Community Medicine.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James Gentry, MD, Internal Medicine.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Aqib Zehri, MD, Neurology.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Gray Roberge, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Gianna Romano, MD, Pediatrics.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, Psychiatry.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Ameya Jategaonkar, MD, Surgery.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinctions" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Certificates of Distinction</font></span></a>:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">James MacKenzie, MD, </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinction/global-health/global-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Global Health</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Maryn Torner, MD, Global Health.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Trenden Flanigan, MD, </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/rural-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Rural Health</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">.</span></span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Distinction in <a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinction/service-and-community-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Service Learning</font></span></a>:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Jaymeson Arthur, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Mandy Boltz, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Jacob DeMenna, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Trenden Flanigan, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Brandon Hammond, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Laura Hoffman, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Brett Larsen, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James Lish, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James MacKenzie, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Rimpi Saini, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Michelle Sipe, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Shravan Sridhar, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sravanthi Vegunta, MD.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The following faculty were recognized:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/directory/bios/moffitt" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Marícela P. Moffitt, MD, MPH</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">, was chosen the Stuart D. Flynn, MD, Master Educator Teaching Excellence award winner by graduating students — recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in all aspects of education over all four years of medical school. She is Director of the College’s </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/md-degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/pre-clerkships/doctoring-year-1-2" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Doctoring Curriculum</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;"> and practices at the Carl T. Hayden VA in Phoenix. </span><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Educator of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, chosen by second-year students.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Excellence in Teaching by a Block or Course, Doctoring, chosen by the second-year students</span></li></span></ul></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">John V. Gallagher, III, MD, clinical assistant professor in </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/departments/emergency-medicine" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Emergency Medicine</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">: Excellence in Clinical Teaching in an Elective Course, chosen by graduating students</span></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Ara Feinstein, MD, director of the Surgery clerkship: Excellence in Clinical Teaching by a Clerkship, chosen by third-year students</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Mark A. Fischione, MD, Department of Pathology: Educator of the Year, chosen by first-year students</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">House Officer of the Year, chosen by third-year students:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Family and Community Medicine – Heatherann Brunell, DO, HonorHealth-Scottsdale.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Internal Medicine – Fakhri Kalolwala, MD, Maricopa Integrated Health System.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Obstetrics and Gynecology – Iris Adipue, MD, Phoenix Integrated Residency Program.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Pediatrics – Kathryn VanderVelde, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Integrated Health System.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Psychiatry – Trace Cochran, MD, MPH, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Surgery – Matthew Marini, MD, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Media Contact:</strong></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><a class="mailto" href="mailto:marianlfrank@email.arizona.edu" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Marian Frank<span class="mailto" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="element-invisible" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> (link sends e-mail)</span></span></font></span></a><br style="font-size:11pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"> Phone: 602-827-2022</span></span><br><br></p></html></div>

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