Academics & Research

September

Sep

25

Restore NIH Purchasing Power

As the senior vice president of the University of Utah Health Sciences (UUHS), I have the privilege of working with some of the top researchers in the country who have devoted their lives to making discoveries that will change others' lives for the better.

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Sep

18

The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Being a physician is a privilege and heavy responsibility. People come to you at their most vulnerable, in pain and distress. Most often we can provide answers, a path forward--not always a cure, at least restorative treatments and hope. There are limits to human knowledge and there are times when we come up empty, unable to offer even the simplest comfort of a diagnosis.

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Sep

15

Chase Peterson, 1929-2014

Chase Peterson sadly passed away this week at the age of 84 after a complicated bout of pneumonia. He served as Senior Vice President of Health Sciences from 1978-1983 before being asked to serve as President of the University. By the time I got to know Chase he was transitioning into retirement from the University. This gave me the opportunity to know him and his remarkable wife, Grethe, in a way that I might not have had I met them earlier in his hectic career.

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