Academics & Research

Apr

15

$10 Million Grant for Eccles Library to Continue Leading National Education Program

A $10 million five-year grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) solidifies the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library as a regional and national resource for training and accessing reliable health information. The library will continue implementing programs that support the NLM mission to provide researchers, health professionals, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

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Apr

14

COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 13, 2021

Promising trends in Utah continue as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the state appear to be stable—though the same cannot be said for the nation as a whole. Over the last few days, Utah saw a slightly increasing positivity rate among both methods of tracking (people over people and tests over tests). We will continue to practice public health measures and keep our eyes on these trends with an aim at staving off another increase in cases.

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Apr

08

Addressing Dependent Care Needs

A recently published study, led by Angie Fagerlin, PhD, and Amy Locke, MD, examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on career development, work culture, and dependent care needs. U of U Health and other university partners are proactively responding to the findings to support the family caregiving needs of all U employees.

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Apr

07

Reaching Our Next Level of Excellence

Fiscal 2020 was a record-setting year for the Office of Advancement at University of Utah Health with more than $337 million raised. Chief Philanthropy Officer Marika V. Jones describes challenges her team faced during the coronavirus pandemic and looks ahead to greater support for education, research, health care, and community outreach.

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Apr

06

Creating an Inclusive Campus: There’s Work to Be Done

Valerie Flattes, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, shares her takeaways from the sixth installment of Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education. As we conclude another academic year, Flattes suggests practical steps we can take to deepen our work toward becoming an anti-racist campus and resource for the community.

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Mar

31

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 30, 2021

The U.S. is starting to see an increase in the number of people with coronavirus, although low levels of virus transmission continue in Utah and on the U of U campus. As our local vaccination program and public health practices continue, we expect to see reduced transmission in our state. Unless trends change significantly, we will publish another video update on April 14.

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Mar

25

Welcoming Books (And Borrowers) Back to the Library

After years of using digital publications, books are returning to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Catherine Soehner, MLS, BSN, shares steps the library has taken to create a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for campus and community patrons to study, reflect, research, and learn.

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Mar

24

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 23, 2021

This is an important moment as different industries and entities consider how to begin to emerge from the pandemic. After several weeks of consistent declines, most measures in Utah are beginning to plateau, including cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and transmission rates. We must continue to move cautiously as a community to ensure that we retain the gains we have made.

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Mar

22

Big Benchmark in Medical Education

For seniors, Match Day may be the most eagerly anticipated event of four years at the School of Medicine. In 2021, because of pandemic safety measures, Match Day was scaled down without a lot of the usual hoopla. But for future MDs it was as significant as always and a celebration of enormous accomplishment.

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