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1 U SCIENTIST WORKS TO RESOLVE SERIOUS DISCREPANCY IN HIROSHIMA RADIATION MEASUREMENTSFor the past several years, Tore Straume, Ph.D., has been working on a scientific problem that may alter previous conclusions about the health effects of radiation. The answer could affect risk estimates for workers worldwide and also affect more than 100,000 survivors of the atomic explosion over H...
2 CAPECCHI, LEPPERT NAMED CO-CHAIRS OF U OF U HUMAN GENETICS DEPARTMENTTwo prominent University of Utah scientists--one whose pioneering "knockout mouse" technology has allowed the creation of animal models of hundreds of human diseases; the other credited for mapping numerous new genetic markers in human linkage-reference families-have been named to cochair the Depart...
3 Department of Ophthalmology FeatureEnclosed is a feature on the Department of Ophthalmology, a Center of Excellence at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The story begins with a patient who received an intraocular lens implant and cornea transplant. Also included are profiles of U of U health-care professionals who provide tr...
4 UTAH POISON CONTROL EFFORTS INCLUDE OUTREACH TO FAMILIES, ETHNIC POPULATIONSThe always-busy Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) was even busier this year, making education outreach a priority, according to director Barbara Insley Crouch, Pharm.D., M.S.P.H. Outreach activities have targeted racial and ethnic populations, as well as children, parents and seniors.
5 UTAH POISON CONTROL CENTER OFFERS SAFETY TIPS AS PART OF NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK, MARCH 21-27The Utah Poison Control Center has prepared the following information materials for the use/consideration of the media during National Poison Prevention Week, March 21- 27 .
6 U OF U PHYSICIAN TO HEAD AEROSPACE MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONRoyce Moser, Jr., M.D., MPH, professor and vice chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the J.L. Sorenson School of Medicine at the University of Utah, is the new president of the Aerospace Medical Association.
7 U OF U PHARMACY PROFESSOR WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR WORK TO IMPROVE CANCER PAIN RELIEFUniversity of Utah College of Pharmacy professor Arthur G. Lipman, Pharm.D, has been honored by a national organization for his work to relieve cancer pain.
8 U OF U OBSTETRICS RESEARCH FEATURED IN NEWSWEEK COVER STORY ON MISCARRIAGESThe efforts of University of Utah School of Medicine obstetrics and gynecology researchers to prevent recurrent pregnancy loss are featured in the August 15 Newsweek cover story on "Miscarriages."
9 U OF U COLLEGE OF NURSING APPOINTS DALE LUND GERONTOLOGY CENTER DIRECTORDale Lund, Ph.D., associate professor of gerontology in the University of Utah College of Nursing, has been appointed director of the University of Utah Gerontology Center.
10 U GENETIC SCIENCE LEARNING CENTER LECTURE SERIES TO FOCUS ON SCIENCE BEHIND STEM CELL RESEARCHSALT LAKE CITY- The many types of stem cells and their potential applications in medicine will be the focus of a free spring lecture series presented by the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center.
11 U HOSPITAL, NURSING COLLEGE SCHEDULE CONFERENCE ON PSYCHIATRIC CAREQuality nursing care for hospitalized psychiatric patients and the chronically mentally ill will be among issues discussed during "Psychiatric Nursing '89: Toward Clinical Excellence," a conference sponsored by the University of Utah College of Nursing and the University of Utah Hospital Nursing Pra...
12 AIRMED CREW TO MAKE SPECIAL HOLIDAY DELIVERY TO FAMILY OF RETIRED ODGEN CITY FIREFIGHTERDecember 23, 2004-An AirMed crew from University of Utah Hospital will deliver a $1,000 check today to the family of retired Ogden City firefighter Kent Taylor. AirMed pilots, nurses, paramedics and staff raised the money as part o f their annual Sub-For- Santa project and decided to give the money ...
13 U VOCAL CORD SPECIALIST TO LEAD NATIONAL SOCIETYSteven D. Gray, M.D., assumed the presidency of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology during the group's annual meeting in May in Scottsdale, Arizona.
14 U OF U NURSING DEAN RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDLinda K. Amos, R.N., Ed.D., F.A.A.N., dean of the University of Utah College of Nursing, has received the highest leadership honor from Sigma Theta Tau International, the second largest nursing organization in the U.S. Dean Amos accepted the Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership Novem...
15 CARING CONNECTIONS GRIEF PROGRAM SETS OPEN HOUSE AT NEW LOCATIONAn open house on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4-6 p.m. will show off a new, private, and soothing location that will be 'home' for staff and participants in the University of Utah's Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program.
16 STANFORD ANTHROPOLOGIST-BIOETHICIST TO PRESENT COWAN MEMORIAL LECTURES AT U MEDICAL SCHOOLBarbara A. Koenig, Ph.D., an anthropologist noted for her focus on topics relevant to bioethics, will present the 2001 Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lectures in Humanistic Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine on Nov. 8-9. Koenig is executive director of the Stanford Center for Biomedi...
17 MEDIA OPPORTUNITY WITH FREEHAND PATIENT, SURGEONOn Friday, 3-16 there will be an opportunity for you to talk with the patient I told you about last week, the Utah quadriplegic who next Tuesday will be implanted with Freehand, an upper-extremity device intended to stimulate the paralyzed muscles in his arm and hand to allow him to do "simple" task...
18 PROVIDING AND FINANCING CARE OF CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN TOPIC OF UPCOMING CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALSMeeting the critical needs of chronically ill children is the topic of a conference planned for May 12-14 at the Red Lion Hotel in Salt Lake City.
19 JOHN ZONE APPOINTED CHAIR OF DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENTJohn J. Zone, M.D., has been named chair of the U medical school's Department of Dermatology, pending approval of the university's Board of Trustees.
20 FAMILY VIOLENCE-FOCUS OF HEALTH-CARE WORKSHOPAlthough "family" and "violence" seems an unlikely combination, family violence is serious enough to be the topic for a two-day program sponsored by the University of Utah College of Nursing and the Western Institute of Neuropsychiatry.
21 MANY SALT LAKE CITY RESIDENTS AT HIGHEST RISK FOR HEART ATTACK MAY NOT BE AWARE OF NEW LOWER CHOLESTEROL GOALSALT LAKE CITY-Many area residents at highest risk for heart attack said they don't know about a new lower cholesterol goal being recommended to reduce their risk.
22 U PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM RECEIVES FHP ENDOWMENTThe Physician Assistant (PA) program at the University of Utah School of Medicine has received a $125,000 scholarship endowment from the FHP Foundation, Long Beach, California. The U of U will raise $6 2,500 in matching funds for the endowment, which will be placed in an interest-generating account ...
23 U BIOCHEMIST SUNDQUIST RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR RESEARCH INTO HOW HIV ASSEMBLES, SPREADSOriginal research into how HIV assembles and spreads from cell to cell-which may lead to new drugs to fight the diseasehas earned University of Utah biochemistry professor Wesley I. Sundquist, Ph.D., a national award from his peers
24 How AIDS Destroys ImmunityAug. 21, 2003 - A human gene named ATR normally protects people by preventing the replication of cells damaged by radiation or toxic chcmicals. Now, Utah and New York researchers have discovered how a gene in the AIDS virus hijacks the human gene and turns it into a weapon that prevents reproduction...
25 UTAH LIONS EYE BANK PROMOTES DONOR AWARENESS AS TRANSPLANT LIST GROWS LONGERThey range in age from 5 to 95, but they all have one thing in common-their names are on a waiting list to receive a cornea transplant from the Utah Lions Eye Bank at University Hospital.
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