Development News Archives 2012
Winner of the 2012 Linda K. Amos Award, Celebrating Distinguished Service to Women
We are pleased to announce Carrie L. Byington, MD as the 2012 Linda K Amos Award Receipent.
The Amos Award recognizes a female staff or faculty member at the University of Utah who has selflessly given time and energy to improve the educational and/or working environment for women at the university. Dr. Byington was selected because she epitomizes the spirit of the Amos Award, in active demonstration of the principle that improving the educational working roles and lives of women improves the environment for everyone. Her long-standing commitment to mentoring, especially women, students of color, and faculty, is worthy of note and celebration.
To read more about Dr. Byington, please click here...
University of Utah College of Pharmacy Listed as one of the Nation's Top Ranked Pharmacy Programs by US News and World Report
The University of Utah College of Pharmacy is listed as one of the top-ranked Colleges of Pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 Best Pharmacy Programs rankings. The College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program was ranked #10 out of 125 other doctor of pharmacy accredited programs.
This is the highest ranking the College of Pharmacy has ever attained. The College of Pharmacy continues to be a leader in research and is currently ranked #3 in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year, nearly $20 milllion of research grants were awarded.
These tremendous accomplishments are a tribute to the dedication and quality of the faculty, students and alumni of the College of Pharmacy which is striving to be the leader in educating the next generation of pharmacy professionals.
To view full rankings click here... US News and World Report
Dr. Vivian Lee Aims to Make A Real Difference in Health Care
NORMAN, OKLA. — As they walked down the tile corridor, 12-year-old Vivian Lee stayed close on the heels of Dr. Hal Belknap.
He carried a clipboard filled with medical charts and test results, yet each time he walked into a patient's room he greeted them with a cheerful hello and asked about their families, as well as their pain levels. Read more... Deseret News Feb 27
University of Utahs Biochemist Wins Genetic Honor
The University of Utah’s rich history of creative research in genetics is again in the spotlight after biochemist Dana Carroll won a distinguished service prize from the Genetics Society of America. For his work perfecting "gene targeting," the process that won U. geneticist Mario Capecchi the Nobel Prize, Dana Carroll has been chosen for the 2012 Novitski Prize. Read More... SLTribune Jan 23
U's Expert in Biomedical Informatics Named to National Board
Joyce Mitchell, chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been appointed to a select council that advises National Institutes of Health regarding the agency’s strategic initiatives and research direction. Read More...
Dr. Vivian Lee has High Hopes for the U's Future
At just 45, Lee may be Utah’s most influential physician, leading a $2 billion biomedical research, education and clinical enterprise clustered against the Wasatch foothills above the University of Utah’s main campus. Last year the U. hired Lee, a leading radiological researcher and mother of four, as its senior vice president for health sciences, the flagship’s No. 2 post long held by Lorris Betz. Read More... SLTribune Jan 1
Music May Help Ease Pain
THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Concentrating on music can provide enough distraction to ease the pain of people with significant anxiety, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Utah Pain Research Center studied the effectiveness of music as a pain reliever on 143 study participants. Read More... Doctor's Lounge
To read past Health Sciences Development news articles such as:
- Some Causes of Still Births May Be Avoidable
- Surgeons Use Utah Based Bloodless Scalpel for the First Time
- Per Gesteland Receives Homor R. Award
- Drs. Charlene W and Quing Zeng Elected As AMCI Fellows
- AMIA Recognizes Scott Evans with the Donald A. Lindberg Award
- U of U Receives $2.9 Million for Groundbreaking Down Syndrome Grant
- University Professor Wins Top Award in Human Genetics
- Utah Man Received First Waterproof Artificial Heart Pump in the USA
- Dr. Brenda Bass Receives NIH Pioneer Award
- University Hospital Receives Prestigious Award for the 2nd Year in a Row