In Phoenix, Sinema Details the Over $2 Million She Secured for Creighton University’s Phoenix Health Sciences Campus & for Barrow Neurological Foundation

Aug 14, 2023

Senator secured over $1.4 million for a new virtual simulation lab at Creighton University’s Phoenix Health Sciences Campus and over $1 million for Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Foundation

PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with doctors and other biosciences leaders at Creighton University’s Phoenix Health Sciences Campus to announce over $2 million for Creighton University and Barrow Neurological Foundation in this year’s Senate Appropriations. The Senator also toured a simulation lab at Creighton University, for which she secured $1 million in Senate Appropriations last year.

“I’m proud to secure over $1 million each for Creighton University and Barrow Neurological Institute to strengthen Arizona’s health care workforce and leadership – and I’ll continue supporting Arizona innovators,” said Sinema.

The $1.4 million investment the Senator secured for a new medical virtual reality training room will advance innovative operations at Creighton’s Phoenix campus – giving students hands-on experience with standardized patients, home care environments, and more throughout the school’s nine labs.

The over $1 million for the Barrow Neurological Institute Data Science Center will better support the institute’s mission of studying and researching treatments for neurological diseases.

Creighton and Barrow are both part of the Phoenix Medical Quarter, a newly designated bioscience hub in Phoenix that is advancing scientific research, patient care, and education.

Sinema recently introduced and backed multiple bipartisan bills – including the Healthcare Workforce Resilience ActRural Hospital Support ActReproductive Health Care Training Act, and others – aimed at strengthening training and staffing opportunities to alleviate current and future health care workforce challenges.