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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced winners of the individual and company award finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI). The BIO5 Institute has been named as a winner of the GCOI awards in academics.
 
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The College of Science is proud of the accomplishments of the 2021 Teaching and Advising Award winners including BIO5 faculty Drs. Martha Bhattacharya, Hamish Christie, and Roger Miesfeld. We celebrate their dedication to educating our students and perfecting their craft of teaching and advising.
 
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Four new scholars have been awarded the Ian Pepper Scholarship to aid them in their education to ensure a future with successful Environmental Science majors.
 
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A recent UArizona College of Pharmacy study suggests that personal genomic educational testing (PGET), which is thought to have potential as a learning tool in pharmacogenomic education, may offer no significant benefits in terms of improved knowledge or attitudes for PharmD students towards the subject.
 
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As a basic scientist and clinician, Dr. Juanita Merchant brings unique perspective to the her new role. as interim Associate Director For Basic Sciences at the UAZ Cancer Center, and hopes to cultivate bench-to-bedside translation at UArizona.
 
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The 2021 KEYS research program provided 50 students with a remote summer internship focused on science literacy and data science.
 
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The newest member of CyVerse's Science and Training team Michael Culshaw-Maurer, combines his interests in ecology with teaching data science and computational skills, and will contribute to our efforts toward a future of open science. Culshaw-Maurer's primary focus at CyVerse is to further develop training materials and curricula, including leading the Foundational Open Science Skills and Container Camp programs.
 
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Dr. Purnima Madhivanan, has received the Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Mentoring Award, which recognizes individuals with an outstanding commitment to mentoring within the University of Arizona. Dr. Madhivanan’s work focuses on addressing the systemic inequities that put India’s rural and tribal women at risk for poor health and birth outcomes.
 
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BIO5 Public Affairs student assistant Ryan Hunt discusses how his roles within BIO5 have supported his personal and professional goals.
 
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Since its inception in 2001, the BIO5 Institute has provided more than 15,000 training opportunities to trainees from high school through post-doc.
 
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Analysts say copper will become “the new oil” as an in-demand commodity. The Arizona Board of Regents recently approved a new School of Mining and Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona, jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science and involve the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. The new school will rely on a holistic approach to mineral resource management.
 
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UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson admitted its first class to the new 7-year medical degree early-admission Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) Program. Acceptance guarantees entry to the UArizona Honors College, and after three years, admission to UArizona COM-T.
 
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The UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson has accepted six high school graduates in a new program that reduces the time to a medical degree to seven years.
 
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Passionate about supporting the mental and physical well-being of others, KEYS Crew mentor Gregory Medina-Kenyon shares his experiences with mental illness, homelessness, and the therapeutic qualities of art.
 
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UArizona College of Medicine Campuses at both Phoenix and Tucson have created their own organizations to help women advance in leadership positions.
 
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High school and undergraduate students are tested academically and personally by lessons learned during these transformative years. While seasoned professionals can help to guide students by sharing their knowledge, near-peer mentors can often have a bigger impact through similar experiences.
 
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Dr. Amelia Gallitano is the director of WIMS which is the driving force behind events, sponsorships, and mentorship and training sessions that equip women to thrive in their fields and move into leadership roles.
 
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Drawing upon her expertise in K-12 education and college-level course refinement, Dr. Lisa Elfring will support the BIO5 KEYS Research Internship program and help expand its impact in her new leadership role.