Arizona Bioscience Overview:
Arizona Pioneer Thomas M. Grogan, MD:
Dr. Grogan was a pathologist and professor at the University of Arizona when in the mid 1980’s he and a small team set out to challenge the limitations of the then current standards and processes for cancer pathology. What was to become the company’s first digital pathology instrument evolved from Grogan’s notes on a yellow pad into the BenchMark IHC/ISH staining platforms. Under Grogan’s leadership, Ventana was founded in 1987, went public in 1996, and was acquired by Roche for $3.4 billion in 2008. Over the last 25 years, Ventana has grown to become a global leader in developing and manufacturing tissue-based diagnostic instruments and tests focused on the detection of cancer. Ventana employees continue to pursue the same deeply rooted mission of innovating diagnostic testing and enabling personalized healthcare to improve the lives of all patients afflicted with cancer worldwide.
Dr. Grogan has made it his personal mission to make life better for the millions of patients who battle cancer each day. His passion and dedication are infectious and has spread across the company that he and his team built. Through their efforts they have revolutionized the field of cancer diagnostics and are pioneering new roads in the field of personalized healthcare.”
Leslie Boyer, MD 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year:
Linda Hunt of Dignity Health Arizona, 2013 Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year:
Recognizing that collaboration builds a stronger community, Linda Hunt has taken a leadership role to advance healthcare and the biosciences for the people of Arizona. Hunt has worked diligently with legislators, business leaders, educators, scientists and community organizations in order to identify, formulate, and support policies that will give Arizonans better healthcare and raise the bar of knowledge.Hunt has served as the head of Dignity Health in Arizona since 2012. Dignity Health includes three major hospitals in the Valley, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. A fourth hospital, St. Joseph’s Westgate, is under construction.
The mHealth Revolution
Kent Dicks, Life365, RAIN
Prediction and Prevention - Medicine in the Age of Information (Panel)
Purpose Driven Innovation
Presented by Matthew Likens, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Ulthera division of Merz Pharma
Mr. Likens joined Ulthera in July of 2006. He spent more than twenty years in domestic and international sales, marketing and general management roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, culminating in the positions of President of Baxter Biotech North America, then President of Baxter’s Renal Division in the U.S. In 2001, Mr. Likens joined GMP Companies, and was President of GMP Wireless Medicine, Inc.
Talent: Developing Our Competitive Advantage
by Mara Aspinall, Health Catalysts Panelists: Stacie
Mallen, Vice President of Human Resources at Ulthera, Inc.; Brady
Young, VP of HR for TGen, Adrienne Scheck, PhD, Associate Professor of
Neurobiology at Barrow
Neurological Institute; Tom Longstreth, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a
member of the Roche Group
Computational Genomics: Identifying Biomarkers for Precision Oncology
by Li Liu, PhD, Arizona State University