Open Memo Re: Reducing exposure to COVID-19 in the incarcerated population

MEMOTo:Governor Doug DuceyMaricopa County Attorney Allister AdelMaricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone From: Arizona Science Policy NetworkDate: October 1, 2020Re: Reducing exposure to COVID-19 in the incarcerated population Summary Recommendation In Arizona, the incarcerated, facility staff, and residents of surrounding communities face unique challenges in protecting themselves against COVID-19. As federal public health guidelines are notContinue reading “Open Memo Re: Reducing exposure to COVID-19 in the incarcerated population”

Policy Memo: ​Policy Recommendations to Reinvigorate Recycling in Arizona

Changes in international recycling markets have significantly impacted recycling programs in the U.S. Erin L. Murphy, Miranda L. Bernard, Levi Helm, Infynity Hill, Álex Tuñas-CorzónArizona State University, School of Life Sciences, Tempe, AZ Executive Summary: In 2018, China enacted an import ban on twenty-four types of recyclables as part of its National Sword policy, upending recyclingContinue reading “Policy Memo: ​Policy Recommendations to Reinvigorate Recycling in Arizona”

Policy Memo: ​Stem the Tide of Predatory Stem Cell Clinics: State and FDA Coordination to Protect Patients

…the allure of profits from stem cell therapies have sparked a growingindustry of DTC clinics that advertise and provide non-FDA approved therapies Griffin McCutcheon (1,2,3), John F. Malloy (1,4), Caitlyn A. Hall (1,5), Cassandra Barrett (1,6) Arizona Science Policy Network Arizona State University, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, Tempe AZ Arizona State University,Continue reading “Policy Memo: ​Stem the Tide of Predatory Stem Cell Clinics: State and FDA Coordination to Protect Patients”

Graduating grad school in face of pandemic uncertainty

Caitlyn A. Hall, John F. Malloy, Griffin McCutcheon While university administrations grapple with COVID and campus life, we’re grappling with how to successfully earn PhDs in the midst of this pandemic. Griffin helped his fiance move from their home in Arizona to Detroit, Michigan, where she will spend the next three years in an EmergencyContinue reading “Graduating grad school in face of pandemic uncertainty”

Policy Memo: Strategies to Curtail Dust-caused Illness in Arizona: A Policy Memorandum to the Arizona Congressional Delegation

Dust storm frequency in Arizona and thesouthwestern US is increasing with associatedsignificant health risks…   Caitlyn A. Hall (1,5), Griffin McCutcheon (2,5), Evvan V. Morton (1,5), R. Kevin Tindell (3,5), Nicholas Weller (4,5) Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, Biological Design Program, Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, School for Engineering of Matter Transport andContinue reading “Policy Memo: Strategies to Curtail Dust-caused Illness in Arizona: A Policy Memorandum to the Arizona Congressional Delegation”