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Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

Betting on Koh to Cure Cancer: U Researcher Mei Koh Awarded Millions in Grants

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 7, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 38.4% of men and women will develop cancer during their lifetimes. University of Utah researcher Dr. Mei Koh is working to treat and cure cancer, and major organizations are betting on her. She’s received almost $5 million in research grants during the...

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

Huntsman Family Pledges $150 Million to Diagnose, Study, and Treat Mental Illness

By Barbara Pace, News Writer

November 4, 2019

Today, Nov. 4, 2019, president Ruth Watkins announced a $150 million commitment from the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman family to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah. “This mental health institute will build on the work of the University Neuropsychiatric Institute and...

U Donor, Founder of HCI Jon Huntsman Sr. Dies at 80

U Donor, Founder of HCI Jon Huntsman Sr. Dies at 80

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

February 2, 2018

Utah billionaire and prominent philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. died Friday at the age of 80, confirmed by a statement released by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. At the apex of Huntsman's often-bumpy journey, he found himself one of America’s wealthiest people and among the nation’s top 25 all-time...

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

U Board of Trustees Agrees to Proposed HCI Memorandum of Understanding

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator

October 5, 2017

The University of Utah's Board of Trustees approved a supplemental memorandum of understanding between the U and Huntsman Cancer Foundation in regards to the operation of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) on Thursday. All agreed to the terms of the agreement with the exception of Vice Chair Phillip...

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

In the Aftermath of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Debacle, It’s Clear Money Talks at the U

By Connor Richards

May 22, 2017

For weeks now, the University of Utah has been in a whirlwind of unrest, confusion and controversy. In late April, U students, faculty and the greater Salt Lake City community were caught off guard by the sudden firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. After days of outrage...

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

U Team Comes Close to Melanoma Cure

April 5, 2015

To cure a disease, it seems counterintuitive to treat patients with a virus. But that is exactly how Robert Andtbacka, an associate professor of surgery, has helped skin cancer patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The treatments are still in clinical trials, but already Andtbacka and a team of...

Rock the U Event Raises Money for Cancer

Rock the U Event Raises Money for Cancer

By Julianne Skrivan

March 29, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Students rocked out on March 27 at the annual Rock the U dance-a-thon, but not as much as they would have liked to. YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: GRADUATION FAIR FILLS SENIORS WITH EXCITEMENT Started in 2007, Rock the U is the U’s biggest philanthropy event to raise money for research a...

New Research at the U Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

By Mary Royal

February 5, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) stumbled across a breakthrough that may lead to more aggressive ways of treating pancreatic cancer. WHAT YOU MISSED: ENGINEERING COMMUNITY SEES GROWTH IN UTAH Jody Rosenblatt, an associate professor in the U’s Department of Oncological Sciences and a researcher o...

Huntsman Cancer Institute Searches for the Cure

Huntsman Cancer Institute Searches for the Cure

November 18, 2014

  A cancer diagnosis can be shocking, depressing and even debilitating. It can turn a patient’s world upside down and transform them from an ordinary citizen to a warrior overnight. Cancer does not discriminate — it comes in many forms and across all ages, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities and relig...

Volunteers Preserve Stories at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Volunteers Preserve Stories at Huntsman Cancer Institute

September 21, 2014

  For nine years the Living Legacy Program has helped preserve the life stories of cancer patients in the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Living Legacy is an ongoing project of YourStory, a program supported by the Documentary Studies Program in the College of Humanities. YourStory allows any Utahn to cr...

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