Health Sciences Update

U Neonatologist Jung Receives National Award

Dr. August Jung will receive the award for Contribution to Maternal/Child Health at the National/International Level next month from the National Perinatal Association.

Jung spearheaded the effort to open the newborn intensive care unit at the U, the first in the intermountain area, in 1968. He has been an activist in issues concerning the care of newborns.

Jung graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in ’61 and joined its faculty in ’67.

Public Health Program Re-Accredited

Council on Education for Public Health has re-accredited the University of Utah Public Health Program for another five years.

Accreditation is based on curriculum, faculty, financing and response to public health issues.

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the program, which began in 1975, third in the nation for the last two years.

Teen Mother Program Turns 20

The Teen Mother and Child Program celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

The program, started by the University of Utah School of Medicine, provides support and education to mostly unwed young mothers in hope of ending the inter-generational cycle.

The program assisted 170 births last year. The average age of the mothers was 16 and the fathers, 19.

The program’s $500,000 budget came from the government, department of pediatrics, Utah Division of Family Services, United Way and other various sources.