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Arizona Attorney General’s Office awards Banner $1.2 million to fight opioid crisis

10/03/2022

The Banner Health Foundation was recently awarded more than $1 million in grant funds from the office of the Arizona Attorney General to support two Banner Health programs aimed at combatting the opioid crisis in Arizona.

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Stead family donates $5 million for dedicated Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus center

10/03/2022

Banner Health plans to open a center specializing in a reversible, yet often misdiagnosed, condition known as normal pressure hydrocephalus, thanks to a $5 million philanthropic gift to the Banner Health Foundation from Jerre and Mary Joy Stead. The center will be part of the Brain & Spine Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

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Bashas’ partners with Banner Health Foundation to support mobile mammography

10/03/2022

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Bashas’ Family of Stores has once again partnered with the Banner Health Foundation to support The Big Pink Bus, a mobile unit that will bring 3D mammography to women in outlying areas of the Valley. Customers at Maricopa County Bashas’ and Food City stores can support this effort by donating at the cash register and/or buying a case of Bashas’ pink-labeled water bottles.

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Increasing diversity with REAL TALK

09/22/2022

In line with the recruitment strategies recommended by the expert panel, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute are working to increase diversity in Alzheimer’s research. They recently received generous funding from the Arizona Community Foundation, Arthea China, Copperpoint, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, and individual donors to fund a webinar series called REAL TALK.

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Scholarship program introduces college students to dementia research and clinical care

09/22/2022

The number of people diagnosed with dementia and related conditions is growing at a rapid pace, yet the number of clinicians and scientists trained to research and treat the disease is not keeping up with this growth. That’s where the Banner – ASU Neuroscience Scholars Program comes in.

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