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ASU selected as American Association for Physician Leadership advanced degree partner

November 18, 2016

The American Association for Physician Leadership has added Arizona State University (ASU) as its fifth partner to help physician leaders gain advanced knowledge and credentials. ASU’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery will offer a master’s degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery (SHCD) through its Phoenix campus. ASU joins the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Carnegie Mellon University,...

Mayo, ASU alliance seeks to transform health care

October 21, 2016

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . ASU and the Mayo Clinic have formalized a partnership Friday aimed at transforming medical education and health care in the U.S., helping doctors reduce costs, simplify the system and save more lives. The pairing between the nation’s...

Celebrating 20 years of hands-on learning at Polytechnic

September 29, 2016

College campuses are traditionally the personification of stability: serene grounds, the life of the mind, the scratch of pen on paper. They don’t necessarily begin that way. Twenty years ago, the birth of Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa was wrought with determination, trepidation and some amount of desperation. Inaugural Provost Charles Backus stood in front of the first...

ASU professor, planning board outline priorities for national medical device evaluation center

September 26, 2016

In a report released on Sept. 19, the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) planning board outlines key priorities for the new Coordinating Center as it works to implement a national system for medical device evaluation. The 25-member board, convened by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, is a broad-based group that consists of patients, clinicians including Natalia Wilson,...

ASU helping community at landmark Westward Ho

September 20, 2016

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . ASU’s latest downtown Phoenix endeavor helps fulfill the school’s mission of social transformation by giving low-income people access to the care and services they need at the landmark Westward Ho, President Michael M. Crow said Tuesday. University...

For ASU trainers, it's a dog day morning, afternoon and night

September 14, 2016

Students in Sparky's Service Dogs club perform 24/7 task, raising puppies to help people with disabilities such as PTSD. Labrador and golden retriever puppies are learning how to become assistance animals for people with diabetes, mobility issues or post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re being raised by 10 students, who are members of Sparky’s Service Dogs, a campus club.

ASU awarded PCORI Engagement Award to advance the study of care coordination for children with special health-care needs

August 29, 2016

Arizona State University’s “Take Action for Arizona’s Children Through Care Coordination: A Bridge to Action” project was recently awarded funding by the Washington, D.C.-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

ASU professor leads audiology team to Malawi

August 22, 2016

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . Ingrid McBride has just returned from one of the world’s poorest countries, where she spends every summer working to make sure people can hear. McBride, an Arizona State University audiology professor, has traveled to Malawi in southeast...

A good kind of early exposure

July 28, 2016

Taking care to place the stethoscope in just the right spot on his chest, Kelvin Tran waits patiently for the student at the other end of the device to confirm that he hears a heartbeat. Tran, a College of Health Solutions rising junior, has gotten used to more complex equipment since he began research in genomics and neurophysiology at ASU’s...

Face value

July 19, 2016

If you’ve ever lied to your doctor, chances are you’re not alone. But whether you’re ashamed of eating too much bacon or you’re trying to hide a smoking habit, the fact is, the more honest you are, the better equipped a physician is to help you. So what if your doctors could tell whether you were hiding something? Better yet,...