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Obesity Solutions announces winners of seed funding competition

January 13, 2016

Mayo Clinic-ASU Obesity Solutions has announced the 2016 winners of its seed funding competition. The seed funding program supports obesity-related pilot studies that will develop new collaborative teams or push forward highly innovative ideas with potential to receive significant external funding in the future. “The array of innovative proposals we received speaks to the breadth and depth of obesity research...

A safe space for outreach and fun

December 7, 2015

“Imagine being dropped into the middle of a marching band.” That’s how Jenna Bruenig described what it’s like to deal with sensory overload as an autistic person. “There’s all the instruments, it’s very loud, very colorful and everyone is moving.” The half-dozen students in the room nodded as Bruenig shared her insights. They could relate. Bruenig and several other students...

ASU, Mayo Clinic collaborate to advance medicine through joint research

November 30, 2015

Arizona State University, in partnership with Mayo Clinic in Arizona, has announced the recipients of the 2016 ASU-Mayo Seed Grant Program. The program funds critical joint research projects in the health field led by scientists from both ASU and Mayo Clinic. The awardees this year are making innovative strides in the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart failure and infectious...

College of Health Solutions Expands to West Campus

November 12, 2015

We heard you, West Valley, and now ASU’s College of Health Solutions is on its way West! We’re expanding to the West Campus to offer you two Bachelor of Science degrees that will begin in August 2016

ASU alumna helps people keep their footing on troublesome paths

November 12, 2015

Patricia DeBruhl wants all of her cancer patients to keep their shoes. It may sound cryptic, but after DeBruhl’s friend was diagnosed with colon cancer several years ago her first inclination was to return a brand-new pair of walking shoes. After all, the friend didn’t think she was going to need them. That’s where DeBruhl comes in. Part of her...

New smartphone app encourages vets to BeWell

November 5, 2015

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield. Some suffer through PTSD or depression. Others grapple with sleep disorders. And many have to deal with the reality of permanent injuries. But one trait that doesn’t get much publicity might be the most widespread and damaging of all: inactivity. After spending years in a culture...

A dirty - but important - job

November 4, 2015

A few years ago Corrie Whisner read a study about how humans share the same gut bacteria as their pets. Naturally, this caused the assistant professor in ASU’s School of Nutrition and Health Promotion to consider the possibility of shared bacteria between other companions. “I started to wonder if people within the same social network — like close friends or...

ASU awarded $1.4 million grant to create national resource center

October 16, 2015

Arizona State University has been awarded a grant for nearly $1.4 million to create the National Safety Net Payment and Service Delivery Reform Center to help implement health care payments and service delivery reform.

Idea Enterprise hatches new set of Executive Leaders

October 14, 2015

Good ideas tend to attract quality people. But great ideas attract the top tier. Take at look at ASU’s Idea Enterprise. The program combines teams of ASU’s top thinkers (“Idea Teams”) with successful senior business leaders (“Executive Leaders”) in a collaborative forum discussing ways to help shape and hone the ideas so they can be more successfully advanced into action...

Community art exhibit celebrates the world of food

September 15, 2015

Arizona State University has launched its Action, Advocacy, Arts Fall 2015 exhibit, transforming halls and spaces on the Downtown Phoenix campus into hubs of conversation and social and cultural engagement.