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University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian S. Lee Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology
Clinical
Jan 06, 2017

University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian S. Lee Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology

University Hospital, Quality, Select..., , vivian lee, medal

Today it was announced that Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., CEO of University of Utah Health Care and Senior Vice President of University of Utah Health Sciences is winner of a 2016 Governors Medal for Science and Technology in the special recognition category. She and 11 other recipients will be honored by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), at a 30th anniversary awards dinner on Jan. 18.... Read More

A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany
Clinical, Research
Dec 03, 2016

A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany

children's health, pediatrics

On Dec. 3, 2016, in a ceremony in Salt Lake City, John M. Opitz, M.D., received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also called the Bundesverdienstkreuz (BVK) or Federal Cross of Merit – the only national decoration awarded by the German government. The award recognizes those who have had a profound impact on building the relationships between Germany and other nations. ... Read More

Pediatrics
Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells
Research
Nov 30, 2016

Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

virus, protein design

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov. 30, the research is a step toward a nature-inspired means for delivering therapeutics directly to specific cell types within the body.... Read More

Biochemistry
Education, Research
Nov 18, 2016

U Symposium on the Law, Ethics, and Science of Precision Medicine

Huntsman Cancer Institute, , genetics, genomics, precision medicine

On Dec. 1-2, national experts in genetics, medicine, law, big data and other will fields gather for Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public, a unique precision medicine symposium at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The symposium, sponsored by the U’s Colleges of Law, School of Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the University of Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) addresses topics in law, ethics, and science as precision medicine is gaining more attention nationwide from health care systems, practitioners, researchers, insurers and federal agencies. ... Read More

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