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According to a study from the National Center for Education Statistics, 92 million adults in the United States are enrolled in some type of educational program, with approximately two-thirds of them taking a work-related course. As the New American University, Arizona State University is committed to expanding access to education on all levels, reaching both degree-seeking and noncredit learners. ASU’s...
Journalists from the New York Times, CBS News, the Washington Post and Univision are among the participants of a new medical journalism program created by Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Sixteen journalists from across the country are in Arizona this week as part of the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship, which provides five...
With the midterm elections just months away, the issue of health care is once again a topic of conversation in the halls of Congress, in boardrooms and at dinner tables across the country. To understand where the Affordable Care Act stands today and what consequences the November election may bring, ASU Now spoke with Swapna Reddy, clinical assistant professor in...
In the search for treatments of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are now looking for new approaches to understand how the progressive disease starts so they can better put a stop to it. David Brafman, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, partnered with Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Richard J. Caselli to use a...
The Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Faculty Summer Residency is designed to facilitate ongoing collaborations between faculty members and teams at Mayo Clinic and ASU. The intent is to provide support so that ASU faculty members may spend time over the course of the summer working as part of a Mayo Clinic team. This program is designed to assist with faculty members who also need travel support for work done outside of the state of Arizona, in particular at Mayo Clinic sites in Rochester,...
There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students have made advancements in many fields of research, formed new partnerships and found innovative ways to help the communities they serve. Related: Photos of the year from...
In Silicon Valley, investors flock to back potentially disruptive new technology and apps — even if they are still in development. But the funding landscape is a little different for health research. Although novel ideas have great potential to radically improve health care and medicine, funding agencies usually choose to fund well-established research. This can be a barrier for researchers...
When Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, readied a group of volunteers for its summer Medical Brigades Volunteer Program to Nicaragua, three Arizona State University students seized the chance to join them for a life-changing medical outreach. Selected by ASU’s Pre-Health Internship Program in the Office of Clinical Partnerships through a rigorous application and interview process, the students...
With government leaders still undecided on the subject of national health care and the fate of millions of Americans hanging in the balance, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation held its annual Transform 2017 conference in late September at its headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota. Five Arizona State University students were selected to attend and be privy to a series of talks,...
Infectious-disease researchers at Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are working on a new test to detect valley fever more quickly and efficiently than currently available tests. Getting there involves looking for the fungus that causes valley fever rather than searching for antibodies in potentially infected patients. That elusive fungus, say the researchers, can be hard to diagnose on the...

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