At 12 years old, Jocelyne Diaz Sanchez was diagnosed with prediabetes.

With nearly two decades of experience as a respiratory therapist under his belt, Michael Day said he felt his career growing a bit stagnant. His solution?

The fear has been building in the nursing industry for years. There would be a nursing shortage. A “silver tsunami,” it was called.

Editor's note: This story is part of our Salute to Service coverage, Nov. 1–11.

It’s just past 7:30 a.m. when Nathan Ashok dons his pair of gloves, picks up a gray cinder block and smoothly places it a few feet away from the swing set.


Through tears, a patient in her 60s asks what she could have done differently after nurses Alina and Viva break the news that she has breast cancer.


The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is rising in American children, with kids of Latino ancestry being hit disproportionately hard by the disease.

As a senior in high school, Angie Haskovec’s future career plans centered around becoming a nurse.

The Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Conference, which brings together some of the nation’s top scientists and physicians to disc

Derek Parra’s eating plan was fairly simple. Whatever his mom, Miriam, put on the plate, he would eat — sometimes up to four portions.

On Aug. 25, Arizona State University's Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation held a launch event at the ASU California Center.

An expansion of programs leading to increased capacity and robust academic-practice partnerships are just a few of the elements that helped Arizona State University’s

For the eighth year in a row, Arizona State University is No. 1 in innovation in the newly released annual Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

One year ago, Arizona State University’s Health Futures Center

Throughout her career, Dawn Augusta has impacted health care in many ways.


The news is everywhere.

On your cellphone.

On your Twitter account, Facebook feed and other social media accounts.

On TV, the radio and in newspapers.

This fall, as Arizona State University projects a record number of undergraduate and graduate studen

Dyadic communication. Synaptogenesis. Repetitive behavior modification.

For the first time since 2019, Arizona State University nursing students touched down in Peru this June to learn about health care, culture and ethics.


When you hear the word "research," you might envision people in white coats looking through microscopes and working with test tubes in a lab somewhere.

Beginning this fall, registered nurses across the country will have a new, fully online option for advancing their education and careers to meet industry demands. 

If you thought Shark Week was something to fear, here comes Venom Week.

Move over Doogie Howser, M.D. — we’ve got the real deal here.

Navi Nurses has experienced spectacular growth in its short time in business.


Opening her own medical clinic was something that Tanya Carroccio thought about for years.

A few years after his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Carlos Olivas reached his breaking point.

The traditional on-ground college experience didn’t bring out the best learner in Richard Borden.


James Edmonds, an Arizona State University alumnus who earned his PhD in religious studies in 2021, taught a course as a faculty associate on Buddhism this spring for the first time and opene

George Ramos and Jesus Ledezma think stuttering is a misunderstood condition and that myths about it should be dispelled.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable 

Future health care entrepreneurs, nurses, compliance officers and researchers are ready to make an impact in health care, having just earned their degrees from Arizona State University’s

Students learned how to prepare healthy cultural cuisine using pressure cookers at a recent event series hosted by the College of Health Solutions

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 gra

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 gra

The statistics are alarming: Less than 1% of active physicians identify as American Indian or Alaska Natives, and 90% of U.S.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 20


For the sixth consecutive year, Arizona State University was ranked a top producer of educators by Teach for America, the nonp

In the summer of 2016, George Bcharah’s family was granted visas to leave war-torn Syria and travel to the United States.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, hospitals and clinical facilities across the Valley had to close their doors to nursing students.


Sunshine, a light breeze, birds in the trees, the blood flowing — a simple walk can work wonders.

When Ingrid Johnson was an undergraduate, she wasn’t really sure if she was on the right path. At the time, she was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

A comment at a family gathering was the first indication Richard Lui had that something seemed a little off with his father, Stephen Lui.

Penicillin. X-rays. Pacemakers.

Sometimes all it takes to save a life is a little bit of innovation.


A common reason people return to college is to advance their education and their careers. It was the main reason for Jason Herman, too. But he didn’t just advance in his career.

In the United States, one in four older adults is considered to be socially isolated and 43% report feeling lonely. Both of those things have a significant impact on their health. 


Two doctoral students enrolled in Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation have been

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.

New Year’s is often a reset for people. It’s a chance to make resolutions or set intentions and goals for the days, weeks and months ahead.

As a member of Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Alumni Board, Kristin Payestewa-Picazo strives to be a resource and example for current students.

Despite a year of unparalleled challenges, including a pandemic, travel restrictions and redirected funding, Arizona State University continues to grow its research enterprise and advance new disco



As a nurse, Lisa Blue has firsthand knowledge of how the health care system works and areas that could use some disruption to improve health care delivery and, most importantly, patient outco

Listen to processional drumming

Living, learning and, in many cases, working in health care through a pandemic is no small feat.

Researchers from Arizona State University are among the leads for a new prestigious grant expected to total $15.7 million over the next five years from the Nation

Sun Devils are known for being able to withstand the heat, especially during trying times. 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable 

In a world plagued by problems, problem-solvers thrive. In the Ira A.


For many, 2021 has provided some much needed sense of normalcy, especially when compared with the previous year.

Even before she set off to college, Chase Charley knew she wanted to return home to the Navajo Nation post-graduation to help her community. 

Courtney Lefko has always wanted to serve her country and she’s also always wanted to earn a degree.

According to the U.S.


From your smartphone’s weather app telling you it will rain on Friday to the “check engine” light in your car to the safety of the airplane you’re about to board, computational modeling touches you

With a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, Jordan Harstad seemed an unlikely candidate for pursuing a graduate degree in health care, but that’s exactly what he did.

Arizona State University has completed its 1 millionth COVID-19 test, a milestone that commemorates the university’s massive effort to marshal all its resources and respond to th

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation welcomed a dynamic group of new researchers this fall and promoted several key faculty and staff.

As dean of Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Judith Karshmer doesn’t just talk the talk.


ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is now offering the Bachelor of Science in nursing at ASU’s Lake Havasu location.

A culturally grounded, community approach to improving the health of Latino youth at risk for Type 2 diabetes is expanding to include entire families. 

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping. And yet, sleep remains a mystery — and for many, a struggle.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

On Q Financial Inc., a national home-mortgage lender, announced the recipient of its first scholarship to Arizona State University senior Olivia Roush, Class of '22. Roush will graduate with a bach

They’ve got the year-round sunshine. They’ve got the big lake. They’ve got the mountains. And now they have more students.

As a registered nurse, Jasmine Bhatti knows that patients leaving the hospital may still have a long road to full recovery.

It was once a place where people cleared out after work, where most restaurants closed by 3 p.m., where only the occasional sports game or First Fridays art walk drew a younger crowd.


One student battled leukemia as a child. Another student split her meals with her kids to save money.

Sleep has become elusive for many as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Two Arizona State University researchers were recently awarded $25,000 each to pilot projects focused on dementia research.


If three is a crowd, four is likely to be a bit overwhelming at times. Fraternal quadruplets Felipe, Jeremias, Matheus and Victor de Castro Lopes Francisco would probably agree.

Early in the pandemic, many who became infected with COVID-19 reported that they had lost their sense of smell and have yet to regain it.

Kent Richter was only 13 when his 10-year-old sister died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

As school districts around the country ramp up to welcoming students back in person full time, the Nationa

As Charlotte Thrall sat anxiously waiting in the emergency room at Mayo Clinic for news of her husband’s condition after a pickleball accident left him unconscious and unresponsive, her mind spun w

As a provider, Samantha Casselman has always worked in a family-centered setting.


The Graduate College has announced the recipients of its inaugural Graduate College Staff Awards for Excellence.

All her life Lauren Leander has been told she needs to speak up and participate more.


A water safety education program to reduce child drowning injury and death is being launched this month by Arizona State University, the

Less than a mile south of the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix, on a plot of land that just two years ago was nothing but dirt, a new silhouette that represents the future of health care in Arizona ha

A unique study is underway by two Arizona State University researchers to identify what leads to rapid weight gain in infants, a major predictor of childhood obesity. 

May is Nurses Month, which honors the nation’s registered nurses through celebrations, education and

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

In 2014, Arizona State University established its first official charter to define its mission.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Arizona State University has played an integral part in the state’s public health response to the novel coronavirus.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

As reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have escalated across the country in recent months, nearly two dozen students, faculty and staff in the Scho

Preparing for life after birth can be intimidating, but it’s a comfort to know there are others who have been through it before and can help guide you along the way.


The din of construction on the northeast corner of Garfield and Fifth streets in downtown Phoenix will soon give way to a flurry of activity as the researchers and entrepreneurs who will inhabit ha

Editor’s note: This story was developed in partnership with TGen and written by Steve Yozwiak, senior science writer at TGen. 

The story of the Golden Buddha is one that not many know, but those who do aren’t likely to forget.

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2021 issue of ASU Thrive magazine.

Promising new research shows aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer’s dementia. 


Health care has a humility problem, according to Barret Michalec, director of

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hardest on the most vulnerable people, and Arizona State University students have been working to help one group in downtown Phoenix.


Last fall, as populations across the globe struggled to adapt to life in the midst of a pandemic, ASU nursing student Lindsey Collins made the selfless decision to leave the familiarity of her home

Dementia research. Coronavirus testing. Revitalizing communities. Giving more students access to education through scholarships.

The ASU at Lake Havasu admissions team can breathe a huge sigh of relief, because they’re offering a nursing degree later this year.

With two COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States and more in development, vaccination efforts are well underway worldwide. 

Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has announced the selection of Dr. Frank LoVecchio as the new medical director of clinical and community translational research. 



Ruth Jones has found her forever home.

It’s 20 stories tall, sits at the edge of the ASU Tempe campus and offers spectacular views of the Valley.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of 

COVID-19 cases in Maricopa County are three to four times higher than testing efforts indicate, according to a recent antibody study.

The work to improve health and health care is ongoing and ever-evolving.


Editor’s note: This story was written in collaboration with The Hope House.     

After battling on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic most of the year, Arizona’s health care community paused on Oct.


Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of ASU Thrive magazin

More than $300,000 from the Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University are embarking on an ambitious project to better understand the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 cases in the c


The path to entrepreneurship looks different for everyone but there are some universal steps that can be taken to get to your destination faster.

Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and c

If you want to learn about the challenges in health care, you can ask just about anyone. If you want to learn about ways to solve those challenges, ask a nurse.


ASU staff and faculty have been hard at work creating a safe living and learning environment for students as they prepare to return to campus.

As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including one in Ari

A small number of summer session students are once again taking classes in person on ASU’s Downtown campus.

Despite all hope that warmer weather might allow for a brief respite to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, temperatures aren’t the only thing soaring in Arizona this summer.


Ask any college student or soon-to-be college student about internships and they’ll probably tell you something similar to what Dana Rasmussen had to say.

Here is a very good read from ASU Now's Devils in the Details.


Arizona State University has long been a player in the realm of personalized digital education, with a current count of 175 fully online degree progr

Arizona State University College of Health Solutions alumna Tiara Cash describes what she does for a living as “reaching out and holding space

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of ou

Long before there was COVID-19, there was health care worker burnout. Dealing with the daily stresses that arise from taking care of people in the best of times is demanding enough.

It is not unusual for graduate students to work while pursuing their degrees.

As cases of COVID-19 rise in Arizona, it’s essential to take a closer look at the current hospital resources that are available in our state.

No one could have predicted that one year after the exceptionally gener

The Grace Center for Innovation in Nursing Education at Arizona State University quickly adapts to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and implements high-quality virtual s


How are you sleeping these days? If the answer is “not great” — you’re not alone.

As the country adjusts to new work- and learn-from-home routines and increasingly practices social distancing, the Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at Arizona State University is f

Updated COVID-19 information from Michael Crow, Arizona State University President.


Please watch this video message from ASU President Michael Crow.




Did you miss this year's ASU Open Door (Downtown Phoenix)? No worries, we have your recap of the event right here.



The CONHI staff had a blast at the ASU Staff BBQ, where we had a chance to hang out with President Crow & Dean Kar


Simulation Learning Resources (SLR), in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, hosted


In November, News Channel 3 aired a special report that showcased Simulation and Learning Resources in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.