2018 Bench-to-Bedside Awards Grand Prize to Real-time Fertility Device
RECOGNITION
Apr 19, 2018

2018 Bench-to-Bedside Awards Grand Prize to Real-time Fertility Device

Fertility issues can be physically and emotionally taxing for couples that can be exacerbated by the financial strain associated with assisted reproductive technology. A team of students from University of Utah Health set out to help mitigate these frustrations with a medical device they presented at the 2018 annual Bench-to-Bedside competition. Their team, PreOv, received the $50,000 grand prize for its low-cost, user-friendly device that accurately provides couples with real-time fertility information.... Read More

XENOSPEC: Making the Detection of Cervical Cancer Easier
RECOGNITION
Mar 14, 2018

XENOSPEC: Making the Detection of Cervical Cancer Easier

For millions of women around the world, the fear of getting a pelvic exam, one of the only ways to detect cervical cancer, leads them to skip the exam altogether. Annie Fonnesbeck, who has a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Utah, and Laura Gardner, who also has a master’s in bioengineering and is a third-year medical student at the U, are working to make the exam more accessible and comfortable for women and their clinicians alike through Xenospec, a new kind of vaginal speculum.... Read More

Academia’s Role In Healthcare Innovation
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jan 16, 2018

Academia’s Role In Healthcare Innovation

Is the healthcare industry really taking full advantage of all academia has to offer? Is academia really positioning itself appropriately to help drive healthcare innovation? For people like Dr. John Langell, Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, the implied answer to those questions is “no.” Which is cool, because it gives them a lot of room to work from.... Read More

 U. tops nation for tech startups, innovations
RECOGNITION
Apr 29, 2017

U. tops nation for tech startups, innovations

When it comes to generating business startups and converting research into commercially viable enterprises, the University of Utah leads the nation, according to the Milken Institute's 2017 rankings of the Best Universities for Technology Transfer.... Read More

Prescription to play: U. working to improve your health with apps, games
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Mar 17, 2017

Prescription to play

SALT LAKE CITY — How do you get a newly diagnosed diabetic to take his or her blood sugar level seriously? Perhaps, by turning that data into a mountain range.... Read More

U Bar
RESEARCH
Mar 14, 2016

U Bar

U-Bar Brings Powerful Health Information to Patients’ Mobile Devices... Read More