Health Sciences Report (1992)

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Identifier 1992_Vol.16 No.1
Title Health Sciences Report (1992)
Subject Public Relations; Journalism, Medical; Academic Medical Centers; Mass Media; Patient Education Handout; Publications; Ephemera
Description HealthSciences Report Whose Life Is It Anyway? What You Should Know About Your Right in Making Decisions About Your Quality of Death Summer 1992 A GLANCE BACK 1962 January- Employees of the Salt Lake County General Hospital- about 560 full- time and 100 part- time- received wage increases. Today, full-time hospital employees number 2,476. January 9- On this bitterly cold day, Utah Gov. George D. Clyde; EIRoy Nelson, chair of the State Building Board; and Royden G. Derrick, U Board of Regents chair, rode an earth- moving tractor to begin excava-tion for the new U of U medical center. The cornerstone ceremony was held in September. September 22- Philip B. Price, M. D., retired after six years as dean of the U medical school. The school's executive committee noted that "... Without his foresight, careful planning and enviable patience, the new medical center would still be merely a fond hope." Kenneth B. Castleton, M. D., a Salt Lake City surgeon, was named to replace him. October 9- The U College of Medicine received a $ 110,695 grant from the National Institutes of Health to train physician assistants. One of 37 in the U. S., Utah's training program began in Sept. 1971, and prepared military medical corps to assist physicians providing primary care in rural communities. October 10- The U medical school executive committee studied an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education that " outlines for the first time how colleges and universities should work to eliminate discrim-ination against women and minorities." November 6- John A. Dixon, M. D., who was named dean of the U medical school this year, reported on the annual meeting of the Asso-ciation of American Medical Colleges ( AAMC), noting that " there will probably be enactment of a national health insurance bill next year." February 1- The Department of Human Genetics' budget for its first year was $ 130,000. February 9- The Wasatch Spectrum, the U medical center's new cafeteria, opened. July 15 - The U medical center received a $ 6.6- million contract from the National Institutes of Health for a five- year study of possible cancer cases resulting from exposure to radioactive fallout from nuclear testing in Nevada in the 1950s. December 1- 2- Seattle dentist Barney Clark received the first perma-nently implantable artificial heart device, the Jarvik- 7, during a seven and one- half hour operation, performed by William C. DeVries, M. D., at University Hospital. Dr. Clark lived 112 days after the implant. December - Ground was broken for a 9,000- square- foot addition to the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute building. The expansion was funded by a $ 900,000 gift from the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation. HEALTH SCIENCES REPORT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Vol. 16, No. 1
Publisher University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing
Date 1992
Language eng
Relation University of Utah Health Care Office of Public Affairs and Marketing Collection
Rights Management Copyright 2012
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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Metadata Cataloger amt
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Setname ehsl_pahsc
Date Created 2012-04-12
Date Modified 2018-03-14
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