Howard Hughes Medical Institute Appoints 43 Investigators Including Two from U of U

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced today the
selection of its new HHMI investigators, which are, according to HHMI’s news release, “the nation’s most promising biomedical scientists.” Among these prestigious scientists are two University of Utah researchers – Alejandro S├ínchez Alvarado, Ph.D., associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy, and Erik M. Jorgensen, Ph.D., professor of biology. (See HHMI release for a list of all investigator appointments, bios and photos.) Read More

March, 2005 from the U

Pharmacy Dean to Lead National Board

John W. Mauger, Ph.D., has been elected chairman of the 2005 – 2010 board of trustees at the recently concluded U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Convention in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mauger is dean of the College of Pharmacy and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah. Read More

Governor Walker Announces Fiesta Bowl Gift Exchange Contest

Former Utah Governor Olene Walker announced the kick off of a contest to give away the ‘gift’ awarded to her by the Governor of Pennsylvania. The ‘gift’ of a trip to historic or cultural Pennsylvania was offered if the University of Utah beat the University of Pittsburgh in the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl last December. Of course the Utes won by a score of 35-7. Read More

Science Fair to Highlight Student Scientists; Public Invited

The Utah Science Center and the University of Utah will host the 2005 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair this Thursday March 17 and Friday 18 at the University of Utah. Read More

Unveiling of Web site kicks-off Brain Awareness Week

The unveiling of the new Brain Institute Web site highlights a week of educational efforts and activities in Utah to coincide with Brain Awareness Week worldwide. Millions of adults and children will participate in public lectures, exhibits, school programs, and competitions during Brain Awareness Week March 14-20. The weeklong educational effort in Utah is made possible with the support of the Neuroscience Program and The Brain Institute at The University of Utah, NPS Pharmaceuticals, and Cognetix, Inc. Read More