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The Remarkably Unassuming Life of Richard "Dick" Stimson

As a scientist by nature, life never ceases to amaze me. Take, for example, the remarkably unassuming life of Dick Stimson. Dick did not wear his wealth or successes on his sleeve. Instead, he carried his heart there and offered its endless compassion to those who needed it most.

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We Can Manage What We Can Measure

Recent headlines about health care costs via Bloomberg and Modern Healthcare indicate that health care costs in the United States are set to grow to 20% of our GDP in the coming years. With a rise in the number of our insured population, new and expensive specialty drugs entering the market, and the baby boomer generation "getting on" in years, among others, the market is putting greater demands on health care systems around the nation.

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Big Advice From Mario Capecchi

We should all be as unbound in our worldviews as Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi, who spoke last weekend at the School of Medicine class of 2014 commencement. At commencement, he shared his dynamic passions for discovery and research. In it, he questioned the boundaries and explored the impact of science that this generation could see --

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Remembering Tye Noorda

We learned with great sadness that Lewena "Tye" Noorda, a true friend and benefactor of the School of Dentistry, died on April 5, 2014. On behalf of all of us at University of Utah, Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry, I offer our deepest condolences to her four sons and their families at the loss of this generous and remarkable woman.

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Impossible Problems in Australia and New Zealand

Recently, I was invited to deliver two keynote addresses in Melbourne, Australia at the annual meeting of The Health Roundtable, which is the equivalent of University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) for the teaching hospitals of Australia and New Zealand, about 85 members in all.

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University of Utah Health Sciences' SVP Testifies Before Health and Human Services Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Vivian Lee, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University's School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care testified today about the unique relationship between academic medical centers and federal funding streams from HHS before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations for United States House of Representatives.

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