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U Professor Appointed to National Health Information Technology Committee

U Professor Appointed to National Health Information Technology Committee

By Jacqueline Mumford

August 26, 2017

A professor of biomedical informatics and associate chief medical information officer at University of Utah Health was appointed to the United States Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee. Kensaku Kawamoto will serve a 3-year term. At the beginning of August, the U.S. Government Accountability...

Emails Further Highlight Changing Relationship between U and HCI

Emails Further Highlight Changing Relationship between U and HCI

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

August 23, 2017

More emails obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune expand on the changes in the relationship between Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) CEO and Director Mary Beckerle and University of Utah administrators, alternately improving and deteriorating repeatedly for almost a year before Beckerle was dismissed from ...

Emails Shed Light on Ongoing Huntsman Controversy

Emails Shed Light on Ongoing Huntsman Controversy

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

August 10, 2017

Emails recently obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune give more insight into the circumstances surrounding the removal of Mary Beckerle from her position as CEO and Director of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), as well as the subsequent conflict and her reinstatement. In January, the Operating Coordinations Council at HCI met and unanimously approved a $2...

Geologist Determines How Ancient Roman Concrete Still Stands

Geologist Determines How Ancient Roman Concrete Still Stands

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

July 26, 2017

Concrete is a building material made of water, gravel, sand, limestone, shells, chalk, clay and iron ore. It’s used ubiquitously in construction from building foundations to sidewalks, roads and bridges. Its lifespan tends to be only about 50 years, and its manufacture is associated with significant...

Researchers Discover Ancient Potato

Researchers Discover Ancient Potato

By Jacqueline Mumford

July 25, 2017

Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) and Red Butte Gardens at the University of Utah discovered 10,900-year-old potato starch residue in Escalante, Utah. The findings mark the earliest evidence of a wild potato used for food in North America. The discovery was made in North Creek...

Older Americans More Likely to Engage in Extramarital Sex, U Professor Finds

Older Americans More Likely to Engage in Extramarital Sex, U Professor Finds

By Mckenzie Alder

July 19, 2017

According to data from the General Social Survey (GSS), older Americans aged 55 and up have reported higher rates of extramarital sex than younger Americans. Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Consumer Studies, worked with information from the survey...

Children’s Cancer Research Center at HCI Dedicated, Leaders Express Hope for Future

Children’s Cancer Research Center at HCI Dedicated, Leaders Express Hope for Future

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 22, 2017

The University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) dedicated a new arm of their facility Wednesday — the Primary Children's and Families’ Cancer Research Center. The first speaker at the dedication, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., noted that the new facility expands HCI to one million...

U Opens New Center For Mindfulness Research

U Opens New Center For Mindfulness Research

By Jacqueline Mumford

June 15, 2017

Eric Garland is making new strides in medical research at the University of Utah. The associate dean for research at the college of social work and director of integrative medicine in supportive oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is spearheading a new center dedicated to studying mindfulness therapy. The...

Library Preserves Stories of Downwinders

Library Preserves Stories of Downwinders

By Mackenzie McDermott

June 13, 2017

Since October 2016, the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Downwinders of Utah Archive has shed light on the stories of people affected by fallout from the nuclear tests performed in Nevada. From June 12 to 14, the library will send Justin Sorensen, a geospatial information systems specialist at the Marriott...

U Researcher and HCI Director Mary Beckerle Elected to American Philosophical Society

U Researcher and HCI Director Mary Beckerle Elected to American Philosophical Society

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 9, 2017

Last week, Mary Beckerle — CEO and director of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) — was elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). Among her class of 32 inductees was former President Barack Obama, the CEO of the New York Times and scientists from Stanford, Harv...

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