Recap: 2023 State of the Phoenix Bioscience Core

On Tuesday, December 12, more than 200 members of greater Phoenix’s business and life science community joined the Phoenix Bioscience Core for its inaugural state of the PBC. The sold out event at 850 PBC gave the public an opportunity to hear pertinent updates from leaders from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona and the City of Phoenix on efforts to advance life science research and education.

Speakers included:

  • Scarlett Spring, Executive Director, Phoenix Bioscience Core
  • Fred DuVal, Chair, Arizona Board of Regents
  • Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Executive Vice President, ASU Health
  • Dr. Lillian Smith, Dean, Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services
  • President Robert Robbins, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Michael Dake, Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Health Sciences
  • Dr. Frederic Wondisford, Dean, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
  • Mayor Kate Gallego, City of Phoenix
  • Christine Mackay, Director, City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development

Discussions focused around key initiatives taking place around the Phoenix Bioscience Core. Dr. Gabriel outlined the vision for ASU Health and the new School of Medicine and Advanced Biomedical Engineering. Dean Smith showcased NAU’s efforts to increase Arizona’s health care workforce through its new medical school and other allied health programs, which ABOR Chair DuVal commended as necessary work for the state’s future. The University of Arizona’s President Robbins, Dr. Dake and Dean Wondisford discussed the impact and plans for the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, as well as the University of Arizona’s plans to increase its relationship with Banner Health in Phoenix.

Watch all of the videos below.

Scarlett Spring, Executive Director, Phoenix Bioscience Core
Fred Duval, Chair, Arizona Board of Regents
Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Executive Vice President, Arizona State University Health
Dean Lillian Smith, Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins; Dr. Michael Dake, SVP of UArizona Health Sciences; and Dean Frederic Wondisford, College of Medicine – Phoenix
City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Christine Mackay, Director, Community and Economic Development



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