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126 INVESTIGATION FINDS MANAGEMENT DEFICIENCIES IN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTA 10-week investigation of University Hospital's Facilities and Engineering Department has uncovered "a serious lack of management control over construction and maintenance projects and costs."
128 COMPUTERS SOON WILL JOIN PHYSICIANS AS PARTNERS IN HEALTH CARETomorrow's physician will punch patients' names and medical condition into a computer and, instantaneously, the screen will be filled with their medical history, details on their present problem, a diagnosis and suggested treatments.
129 U OF U PEDIATRICIANS PLAN TRIAL OF BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR THAT MAY PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE TO CARDIAC CATHETERIZATIONPediatric cardiologists at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC) will conduct a clinical trial of a blood pressure monitor that may provide an alternative to invasive cardiac catheterization.
130 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PROGRAM WILL BENEFIT MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED AREASMichael Gomez, a first-year student in the Utah Physician Assistant Program, University of Utah School of Medicine, is the recipient of the first scholarship to be awarded by the new Underserved Areas Scholarship Program for Physician Assistants.
131 NATIONAL LEISURE SCIENCES ACADEMY HONORS U COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSORGary S. Ellis, Ph.D., professor of recreation and leisure at the University of Utah College of Health, was inducted into the Academy of Leisure Sciences at the Congress for Recreation and Parks held recently in Cincinnati, Ohio.
132 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDY SHOWS FATHERS PLAY ROLE IN PREGNANCY-INDUCED HYPERTENSIONFathers, as well as mothers, appear to play a role in predisposition to preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension, according to a study by University of Utah researchers published in the March 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
133 UTAH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEND HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMYApproximately 40 Utah high school students will participate in the first session of the Health Sciences Academy this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
134 U OF U DRUG DELIVERY STUDIES FUNDED BY RESEARCH PARK FIRMThe University of Utah Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery (CCCD) has received two contracts totaling $600,000 for work over the next three years on improved chemical delivery systems for human and animal use.
135 NEW CHAIRS NAMED FOR THREE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDICAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENTSThree new University of Utah medical school department chairs were recently announced by A. Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., university senior vice president for health sciences and medical school dean.
136 UTAH HOSTS XII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN RADIATION THERAPYMore than 300 medical physicists, physicians, computer scientists, and technical personnel from around the world will gather Tuesday through Friday, May 27-30, at Salt Lake's Little America Hotel for the XII International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy.
137 FAMILY MEDICINE EXPERT TO SERVE ON NATIONAL GME COUNCILF. Marian Bishop, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., professor and former chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) of the Health Resources and Services Administrati...
138 U OF U PHARMACOTHERAPY OUTCOMES RESEARCH CENTER TO HOST NATIONAL SUMMIT ON MEDICAIDSALT LAKE CITY - The role of evidence-based medicine, quality assessment, and prescription drug coverage are among the topics to be addressed at a nationwide Medicaid Summit hosted by the University of Utah Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center.
139 U MEDICAL SCHOOL DESIGNATED DIAGNOSIS CONFIRMATION CENTER FOR ALS PROGRAMThe University of Utah School of Medicine is among 78 sites designated as Diagnostic Confirmation Centers (DCC) for an early access program that will provide an experimental compound to a limited number of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease).
140 UTAH PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM NAMES NEW MEDICAL DIRECTORStephen D. Ratcliffe, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been appointed medical director of the Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
141 U OF U MED STUDENT, ALBERTO MENDIVIL, TO RECEIVE NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY LEADERSAlberto Mendivil, a third-year University of Utah medical student, is among five medical students nationwide selected to receive the Herbert W. Nickens, M.D. Minority Medical Student Scholarships from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). He is the first U of U student to receive this...
142 U ANNOUNCES SAFE WORKPLACE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTSThe University of Utah's Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) has announced the recipients of its Safe Workplace Program scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year.
143 ARUP, IDAHO FIRM COLLABORATE IN TESTS OF GENETICS RESEARCH DEVICEAn instrument capable of simultaneously detecting and amplifying DNA and RNA will be tested over the next five years at Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP), Salt Lake City, in partnership with the device manufacturer.
144 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITALS & CLINICS OPENS PARK CITY SKI AREA HEALTH CENTERUniversity of Utah Hospitals & Clinics has opened a seasonal health center at the Park City Ski Area to serve out-of-state visitors and local residents. The center, which is the third established by the University in Summit County, is staffed by physicians from the hospital's emergency department an...
145 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OPENS OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING CLINICOsteoporosis, the sometimes crippling and incapacitating loss of bone mass which affects up to one-third of all women over the age of 60, can now be diagnosed through a simple radiologic screening procedure offered at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
146 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION PURCHASES WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY FACILITYThe University of Utah Research Foundation, a non-profit corporation affiliated with the university, today announced it has purchased the assets of the Salt Lake City-based Western Institute of Neuropsychiatry (WIN) from National Medical Enterprises, Inc. (NME), which is located in Santa Monica, Cal...
147 NEW SPECTROMETER ALLOWS U OF U RESEARCHERS TO STUDY MICROPARTICLESVery small particles that play major roles in health status now can be studied more closely at University of Utah Health Sciences Center thanks, in part, to a $20,000 donation from TheraTech, Incorporated, Salt Lake City, that helped purchase a quasi-elastic light scattering spectrometer (QELS).
148 U COLLEGE OF NURSING CONTINUES NURSING ADMINISTRATION LECTURESTwo more sessions are scheduled in the nursing administration lecture series offered this fall by the University of Utah College of Nursing.
149 STEPHEN WARNER TO HEAD FUND RAISING AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS AT UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTERStephen R. Warner, a longtime member of the University of Utah's development (fund raising) team, has been named Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences for Development and Alumni Affairs, effective July 5.
150 U COLLEGE OF NURSING CLASSES FOCUS ON MANAGEMENT SKILLS, ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORTDeveloping management skills and reviewing advanced cardiac life support procedures will be discussed in two continuing education workshops co-sponsored this month by the University of Utah College of Nursing and University Hospital.
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