Surprising Find with Blood Platelets Opens Avenues for Developing Drugs to Prevent Blood Clots

In a finding with significant ramifications for developing drugs to prevent dangerous blood clots, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have identified an unsuspected mechanism that triggers key blood cells to form clots. Read More

October, 2006 from the U

David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA Program Ranks #30 in the U.S. and #69 in the World by the Financial Times

The Financial Times has once again ranked the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world. According to the report, being published in the Oct. 23rd issue, the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked #30 in the United States and #69 in the world. Faculty research output was ranked #28 in the world. Read More

New Gene Linked to Major Risk of Macular Degeneration May Provide Key to Prevention and Treatment

Researchers at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have identified a gene called HTRA1 that contributes to a major risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world. The discovery of this gene allows anyone to take a simple blood test to find out if they are up to 700% more likely to develop AMD than the average person. This is particularly important for individuals who have a family history of blinding eye conditions. Read More

U’s Wellness Fair Activities Include Free Health Screenings and 5K Race

University of Utah President Michael K. Young has declared next week, Oct. 23 through 27, Wellness Week at the U. In an effort to maintain a healthy and well-informed campus community, the Student Health Center will be sponsoring the sixteenth annual Wellness Fair, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the Union Ballroom. The fair has traditionally been a highlight of the week because of the free samples and health screenings. Last year more than 3,000 people attended the mid-week event. Read More

The University of Utah Announces the Dan Hola Leadership Scholarships & Internships for Pacific Islander Students

The University of Utah and Utah businessman Molonai Hola announced today the creation of twenty scholarships and fifteen internships for Pacific Islander students. In addition, Hola will join with the University to fund a research project examining the demographics of Utah’s Pacific Islander community. The scholarships, internships, and research project are made possible by a gift from Molonai Hola, and are named in honor of his father, Dan Hola. In announcing the scholarships Hola said, “Education is the key to success for Pacific Islander students. Often we talk about the negatives, the challenges our children face. These scholarships are a positive, proactive solution toward empowering our children through education.” Read More