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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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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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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.
 
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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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The BIO5 Media Facility has supplied UArizona researchers with top-of-the-line reagents, dishwashing and project support for nearly 15 years.
 
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UArizona COM - Tucson has been awarded a $800K grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the MD/PhD dual degree program. The program director, Dr. Todd Vanderah, says this grant will help them to recruit and train the next generation of physician-scientists for Arizona.
 
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The BIO5 Institute’s Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) research internship is a competitive seven-week program that immerses talented Arizona high school students in collaborative and innovative research at the University

 
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A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.

 
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Dr. Michael Johnson discusses his passion for mentoring and outreach, and how being on the receiving end of this support has helped his professional growth.
 
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Congratulations to UArizona FORGE, one of ten recipients of the 2021 Common Ground Award from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance for the renovation of FORGE at Roy Place in downtown Tucson. The award recognizes projects all over Pima County that create a prosperous community by promoting collaborative real estate development policies, building partnerships, and finding common ground.
 
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When we think about innovative work at the University of Arizona we might think of tangible things like devices to improve agriculture or medications for cancer or new kinds of lasers or sensors. Since 2013 and the creation of Tech Launch Arizona, or TLA, the UArizona office that commercializes inventions stemming from research, the university has been growing its impact by working with faculty, researchers and staff to identify and develop inventions, and license them to companies. Those companies then make them available to the world as products to improve lives and make the world a better place. TLA also heads up licensing for mobile apps developed at the university, such as the popular science education tool, Chemistry By Design, created by Dr. Jon Njardarson, faculty with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the BIO5 Institute, which has been downloaded over 150,000 times since it was launched in 2013.