STEM: Nadja Anderson Interview Part 2
2011 Bioscience Educator of the Year, Dr. Nadja Anderson, director of the BIOTECH Project for University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute, shows some the materials used to demonstrate DNA extraction at science festivals and during classroom visits. Read the article Biosciences Education>>
John W. Lewis, Mayor of the Town of Gibert - 2013 Public Service Award Honoree
John W. Lewis, Mayor of the Town of Gilbert,was recognized with the 2013 AZBio Public Service Award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association in recognition for his vision and leadership in creating a health and bioscience innovation strategic focus in America’s largest town. Under Mayor Lewis’s leadership, Gilbert is attracting global leaders, spurring economic development, and creating quality and high-wage life science jobs.
STEM: Nadja Anderson Interview Part 1
2011 Bioscience Educator of the Year, Dr, Nadja Anderson shares how helping teachers access the latest in teaching resources builds tomorrow's leaders through better STEM education.
"Studies show that if we can get the kids to see themselves in a science career, they are more likely to study science, obtain a degree in a science field, and have a career in science," --- Dr. Nadja Anderson
Honoring our AZBio Veterans
Our freedom and our opportunities have been protected and paid for by the sacrifices of our veterans. They dedicated their lives, talents and time to a common goal - protecting and serving others.
Today, our AZBio veterans serve in new ways. They may have traded their uniforms for a doctor's white coat, a lab coat, or a business suit but the goal remains the same. For what they did then and where they are now...we salute them.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
Many of America's veterans depend on us to help them as they heal and as they age. Our work matters. So does the work of organizations that support them like the Wounded Warrior Project. If you wish to honor a veteran, you can help by donating at woundedwarriorproject.org.
To all of our AZBio Veterans, Thank You.
Leslie Boyer, MD 2013 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year
In 2013, Dr. Leslie Boyer was been named one of 30 heroes of rare diseases by the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Products Development. Her work includes a clinical studies program conducted throughout Arizona with protocols for placebo-controlled, double-blind trials, open-label studies, historical control studies, and the statewide STING project. She has coordinated phase 2 and phase 3 multicenter clinical trials of pit viper antivenom, developed the Antivenom Index, and participated in the establishment of the Pan-American Lymphotoxinology Taskforce. Boyer, who is a member of the UA’s BIO5 Institute, has focused her scientific career on venomous bites and stings, which are often unrecognized public health issues. She began by developing public education programs that offer poison and toxin emergency treatment advice. In 2004 and 2005, with an FDA Orphan Product grant, she led a team that conducted clinical studies leading to the marketing approval of the first scorpion antivenom – representing one of more than 40 products developed through orphan grant-sponsored research.