Music of the heart

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

Army veteran Stephen Bradford once held a skewed view of the world. He saw some “ungodly things in combat,” battled long-term addiction issues, had a marriage go sideways and attempted suicide three times.

“When I came back to the world after combat, I thought the world was messed up,” Bradford said. “But it was really me.”

ASU teams up with Phoenix Children’s and Valleywise Health to study vaccine effectiveness vs. influenza, COVID-19

Modern vaccines against infectious disease have saved hundreds of millions of lives around the world. Although they are the subject of enormous research, many puzzles remain.

 Why do vaccines prevent illness in one individual while failing to provide the same level of protection in another? Which features of an individual’s medical history, immunological makeup, geographical location, age, gender and socioeconomic status contribute to vaccine effectiveness? What causes vaccine aversion in certain communities? How does post-vaccination protection evolve over time?

Krystal Tsosie to be ASU's first Indigenous human geneticist

Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo Nation) is an advocate for Indigenous genomic and data sovereignty. She is a co-founder of the first U.S. Indigenous-led biobank, a 501(c)3 nonprofit research institution called the Native BioData Consortium. Her current research at Arizona State University centers on ethical engagement with Indigenous communities to ensure Indigenous peoples equitably benefit from precision health and genomic medicine. 

ASU Theatre's 2022–23 season brings audiences innovative experiences, expanded perspectives

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during athletic training? Travel behind the scenes of a baseball stadium? Or maybe wondered what exists after this life? This year’s theater season at Arizona State University allows you to experience all that and more with three plays representing modern-day life and culture as depicted by contemporary playwrights.

ASU works to address nursing shortage through innovation, accessibility

Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that enrollment in the college's prelicensure programs had increased 71% from 2020–22.

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

No one could predict exactly when it would happen or how encompassing it would be.

Well, the time has come, and the numbers are stark.