Richard Sperry Selected to Hold Prestigious Matheson Health-Care Chair

Richard J. Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., associate vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, has been named to the Governor Scott M. Matheson Chair in Health Care and Health Management. Read More

June, 2002 from the U

Lights, Camera, Action! Moran Eye Center Surgeons Win Big At Ophthalmology Film Festival

Two videos produced by eye surgeons from the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center recently received awards from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). The coveted ASCRS awards are the ophthalmic equivalent of the movie industry’s Oscar awards. Read More

U’s Olympic Effort Pays Off!

The Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) today presented the University of Utah with a check for $7,935,000. The money was the fulfillment of a contract entered into by both parties for use of the school’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. The beautiful facility was the site of the Opening and Closing ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Rice-Eccles also played host to the 2002 Paralympic Games. The payment from SLOC comes seven months early and was not officially due until January 2003. Read More

AAMC Selects David Bjorkman for Fellowship Program

David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., senior associate dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been selected to participate in a new national leadership development program for current and future medical school deans. Bjorkman is one of three individuals selected from among 16 applicants for the 2002-2003 Council of Deans Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Read More

Intergenerational Day Care Programs: Beneficial For Older Persons Or Infantilizing?

Intergenerational day care programs, an innovative service that combines young children and older people in the same care facilities, have proliferated through the U.S. in the last decade. Goals of such programs have been to enhance the children’s learning, prevent substance abuse, transform ageist attitudes, provide mentoring, decrease isolation and build generational interdependence. Read More