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Three Phoenix Startups to Compete on BIO International World Stagehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1302Community and Economic Development6/1/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1302/NEWSROOM_CED_0070.jpgThree Phoenix Startups to Compete on BIO International World Stage<div class="ExternalClassC2F74E29CE3346A08C84A55BD09EB7C3"><html> <p>“Think about the thousands and thousands of bioscience startups around the world. Then out of all those companies located in hundreds of different global cities, only 30 have been selected as the best to compete in the Startup Stadium,” said Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “Of those 30 companies, three are from the city of Phoenix. That is an incredible accomplishment for the three companies and the Phoenix bioscience ecosystem.”<br></p> <div style="text-align:center;"> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom. Athena Sanchez contributed to this story</em> </div> <div> <br> </div> <p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>BioMedical Sustainable Elastic Electronic Devices​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>, Equus Innovations and i-calQ will face off in front of an international panel of judges in a “Shark Tank” competition of bioscience startups in competition for venture capital, strategic partnerships and collaborative opportunities at the BIO International 2020 Startup Stadium, June 8-12, 2020.  This year’s event will be virtual. </p> <div> <br> </div> <div><p>Phoenix-based Humabiologics, a Phoenix Startup Stadium finalist from last year’s competition, closed a $1 million seed money investment deal in May.</p><br></div> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">BMSEED to Provide Traumatic Brain Injury Repair Technology to U.S. Army</strong> <br> <br> <p>​With an estimated 2.5 million Americans suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury each year, Oliver Graudejus turned a research project that he worked on at Princeton University into a groundbreaking biotechnology achievement today.<br></p> <div> <br> </div> <p> <img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/Other/NEWSROOM_CED_0067.jpg" />Graudejus, founder and CEO of BioMedical Sustainable Elastic Electronic Devices, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, said that the company’s long-term goal is going to market with a “neuromodulation” brain implant that a patient’s body will not recognize as a foreign object, and therefore won’t reject it. The innovation landed BMSEED its first customer, the U.S. Army.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> <p>BMSEED’s technological advance is a more effective manner of sending electrical impulses to the brain to treat the symptoms of TBI. “Neuromodulation” is the name for the electronic impulse technique that helps repair and reverse TBI and other brain diseases.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“BMSEED’s quest to help treat traumatic brain injuries brings both a solution and hope for affected individuals and their loved ones,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “They are a great example of the many vibrant startups that have made Phoenix home.“</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>BMSEED’s first product is a research tool that helps researchers develop treatments to mitigate the damage after a traumatic brain injury. This product called the MicroElectrode Array Stretching Stimulating and Recording Equipment, or “MEASSuRE,” is urgently needed because all of the 30 clinical trials to develop treatments for traumatic brain injury over the past 25 years have failed, according to professor Barclay Morrison III, director of the Neurotrauma and Repair Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department at Columbia University, New York City. </p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“The product reproduces the biomechanical environment of cells during the injury, and our stretchable electrodes allow the assessment of cell health and function,” Graudejus said. “That’s where BMSEED technology comes in, making soft, flexible and stretchable electrodes. The next step is to use these electrodes inside the body, with the goal that the body doesn’t see the device as a foreign object and try to reject it.” </p> <p> <br> </p> <p>Mackay says that the discoveries by Phoenix bioscience companies seem like medical practices from a futuristic science fiction movie.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“Phoenix and our partners have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into building a bioscience ecosystem,” she said. “It took patience, strong partnerships like GateWay Community College, and today we see the results of relentless pursuits of cures.”</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>BMSEED is headquarters in the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College on East Washington Street.</p> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Turning Smartphones into Diagnostic Labs; i-calQ has an App for that</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <p>For mom and dad, an early-morning “I don’t feel good” from one of the kids while scrambling to get ready for work often means a calendar-clogging wait with other sick patients at the doctor’s office. While major medical incidents still need the office call, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the use of telemedicine.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>Telemedicine provides opportunities for patients and medical providers to converse face-to-face. One of the challenges facing telemedicine is the inability to conduct remote lab tests.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>A biotechnology discovery by Phoenix-based i-calQ could change that. Though home testing is not yet approved, someday mom or dad may be able to perfume basic tests at home and send the test results from their mobile phone right to the pharmacy, where a prescription can be processed and perhaps delivered home by drone.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“That’s just where my brain went when I started thinking about all the ways we could help people with this type of technology,” said Pamela J. Turbeville, CEO and founder of the Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.-based startup. “Long-term, you remove the need to go to urgent care and getting exposed to other sick people who are carrying a variety of different things. This will also protect your family with whom you live.”</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>The immediate use is bringing remote areas of the world direct access to high technology laboratories. Routine tests can save children’s lives with expedited results. The i-calQ device works in any setting where there is internet access without the need for costly local laboratory and testing infrastructure.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“The importance of high-quality telemedicine has perhaps never been greater than it is now during Covid-19,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “This technology can truly help revolutionize how we interact with healthcare providers. I-calQ is a true testament to the diverse innovation ecosystem housed in our city.”</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>i-calQ, headquartered at Grand Canyon University’s Canyon Ventures incubator, is another example of the innovation and creativity coming from Phoenix startups, says Mackay. She points out that GCU’s rent-free program for startups helps spread bioscience collaboration across the city.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>“Watching how the i-calQ device went from a concept to a marketable product with life-saving possibilities is typical of the kinds of innovation Phoenix and our partners are supporting,” Mackay said. “Seeing the bioscience work from our desert recognized by the international scientific community is something special.”</p> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Horses Need Advanced Healthcare Too</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <p>Find a problem and solve it. That’s what drives bioscience entrepreneurs. And Grant Senner MD, DABR​​​M, CEO of Equus Innovations in Phoenix, believes that it’s time to move solutions for equine health and performance into the marketplace.</p> <div> <br> </div> <p>“We’re taking century-old human medical science, applying current bioscience techniques, and using it as a next-generation clinical option for use in horses,” said Grant Senner MD, DABRM and CEO of Equus Innovations. “We saw a critical need (in equine health care) for a highly (effective), cost-effective, off-the-shelf product to bring truly regenerative medicine to this field.”<br></p> <div> <br> </div> <p> <img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/Other/NEWSROOM_CED_0072.jpg" />Equus Innovations, a Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. startup, has the first product of its kind on the market.  RenoV​​ō is an acellular, liquid allograft comprised of amnion and amniotic fluid intended to cover and protect tissues. An allograft is a tissue transplant from one, in this case, horse to another horse.  <br></p> <div> <br> </div> <p>“Ranching and agriculture are engrained in Arizona’s economic and cultural traditions. Horses have played a key role in that history,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Equus Innovations shows just how much can come from looking at existing technology with fresh eyes to create new solutions.” </p> <div> <br> </div> <p>RenoVō, used in treatments for ​​​more than 2,000 horses, is enjoying rapid adoption among owners and veterinarians as the preferred alternative to other clinical options. </p> <div> <br> </div> <p>Senner said that with the support from the city of Phoenix and GateWay Community College’s Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Equus Innovations is “an entrepreneurial success story.”</p> <div> <br> </div> <p>“Equus is an example of the companies the Phoenix innovation ecosystem is generating, and not just in human health solutions,” said Mackay. “We are recognized as a city where it doesn’t matter how long your ​​roots have been in the Valley. Phoenix is the place where discoveries are welcome, and collaboration is a routine way of life.”</p> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>Innovation and Collaboration Build Phoenix’s Global Reputation in Bioscience Discovery</strong> </div> <div> <br> </div> <p> <img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/Other/NEWSROOM_CED_0071.jpg" />The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at GateWay Community College is expanding from its East Washington Street origin into the new 850 North Fifth Street building under development by Wexford Science + Technology. CEI attracts emerging bioscience companies for incubation and acceleration.  The collaboration between tenant companies propels each forward from discovery to delivery. CEI is a major player in the Phoenix innovation ecosystem.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>The city of Phoenix has America’s fastest population growth for the fourth year in a row. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, metropolitan area, which in 2019 passed Boston-Cambridge Newton Massachusetts and New Hampshire, to become the 10th most populous U.S. metropolitan area. The city and its partners have invested more than $500 million into the development of the Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. </p> <p> <br> </p> <p>The doubling in size of the Mayo Clinic campus with the Arizona State University Health Solutions Campus in northeast Phoenix is nearly a $1 billion investment. Bioscience and healthcare organizations in the city of Phoenix are in the process of investing more than $3 billion into 4.6 million square feet of new primary research and treatment facilities. Including Mayo Clinic and ASU, there are more than $1.3 billion in facilities under construction today.<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedPhoto, lab technician holding a smartphone with an i-calQ device attachedCED#PhoenixEconDev #EconDev, #Bio #startupstadium #biointernational #bmseedphoenix, economic development, bioscience, biotechnology, bmseed, i-calQ, eqqus innovations, bio international, bio, startup stadium, tbi, traumatic brain injury, army, smartphone, allograft, cei, center for entrepreneurial innovation, community and economic development, cedEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDevThe i-calQ device attaches to smartphones and transmits medical specimens to a laboratory for analysis and results. Photo: i-calQ

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/5/2021 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass5F7EBF668EDF4E0884D42CDDF643C162"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation. ​</a>​ </p><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf" target="_blank">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/7/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass0B208D2A472C494497FB15EC153761F7"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <br> </div> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Related:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services​<br></h2><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br></h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br></p><h3 style="line-height:1.4;"> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up/Drive-Up Sites</h3><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours.</p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;line-height:1.4;text-align:center;">Current Schedule​​​​<br></h2><h3>Monday, June 7, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Epworth United Methodist Church<br>4802 N 59th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, June 8, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 9, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br>7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, June 10, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, June 11, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, June 12 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Lindo Park<br>2230 W Roeser Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, June 14, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Harmon Library<br>1325 S 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Tuesday, June 15, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 16, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Deer Valley Community Center<br>2001 W Wahalla Lann, Phoenix, AZ 85027<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Thursday, June 17, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, June 18, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, June 19, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> John F. Long Family Services Center<br> 3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br>17402 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85048<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Monday, June 21, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Shadow Mountain Senior Center<br>3546 E Sweetwater Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Tuesday, June 22 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 23, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library<br>750 E Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Thursday, June 24, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, June 25, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, June 26, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cielito Park<br>3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Monday, June 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Brunson Lee Elementary<br>1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Tuesday, June 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​</p><h3>Wednesday, June 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br>3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p></div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Before the Badge: Officer Luis Samudio, Flight Attendant https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1949Police6/13/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/3feyVK3Fnu4Before the Badge: Officer Luis Samudio, Flight Attendant <div class="ExternalClass1FE1F7009AA449CC848C27F334FAD59A"><html> <p> <em>​Phoenix Police officers come from many different backgrounds, including different careers. The department's video series, ‘</em><a target="_blank" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNuct3MvVGa0aB67cIDS6PG4dPM9eNvE"><em>Before the Badge</em></a><em>,’ profiles some of those careers, and the diversity they bring to the department today.</em></p> <p> Officer Luis Samudio is part of the recruitment divison of the Phoenix Police Department's Employment Services Bureau. This division is dedicated to recruiting top talent for the future of Phoenix Police.  </p> <p>"We want to recruit the ideal candidate," Officer Samudio said. "[A] qualified applicant that's going to represent the agency really well, along with the City of Phoenix, and then our leaders. It is a noble position. It's gotta be​ coming from the heart, from the mind, to want to do this type of career."</p> <p>Day to day, Officer Samudio's job includes emails and calls with potential candidates, and then lots of community outreach—schools, job fairs, hiking trails, and gyms. Luckily for Luis, this kind of work, especially knowing how to talk to people, is something he's done in a job before.</p> <p>"I was a flight attendant for America West Airlines," Officer Samudio explained. </p> <p>Prior to serving the City of Phoenix, Officer Samudio was serving passengers on planes. For about five years he worked as both a flight attendant and a recruiter for America West. In addition to the perks of getting to travel all over, he said he learned some invaluable skills. </p> <p>"I think that's probably the area where I started recognizing, or knowing, the importance of customer service in dealing with people," Officer Samudio said. "The good and the bad."</p> <p>Around this same time, he also started a family. That's when he decided to look for work closer to home. Officer Samudio said he is who he is today because of where he comes from and what he did before the badge. </p> <p>"What that taught me is how to be patient, sympathetic, empathetic to the people, and providing the service that I can as representing that agency or that company at the time," Officer Samudio said of his flight attendant career. "And that certainly has carried on to where I am at today."</p> <p>Officer Samudio added that he does not take lightly the responsibility he now holds in helping find the next wave of people to wear this badge. </p> <p>"Career experiences that others have had, or education, family backgrounds, is certainly important and critical in how we're going to deliver service to the community," he explained. "The fact that I have such a vast background, and bringing it to maybe work here, I think I'm a lot more sensitive to understanding where we're at today." ​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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