Middle East Center Restructuring to Focus on Collaboration and Future Success

The Middle East Center at the University of Utah is embarking on a two-year restructuring program dedicated to revitalizing its educational mission by collaborating with other campus programs and community partners, while bringing the Center in better alignment with budgetary realities. Read More

December, 2011 from the U

Students Learn the Art of Invention

Biomedical engineering sophomores Jessica Ashmead and Annicka Carter are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to invent and commercialize a medical device. They developed a surgical retractor with a battery-powered LED in a freshman bioengineering class at the University of Utah. They call it the OptiGuide. So far, they have received national recognition for their efforts and started the patent process with hopes of eventually selling their device to hospitals across the country. Read More

Study Gives Insight into Most Common Causes, Risks Factors for Stillbirth

The Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network (SCRN) has reported that performing a systematic medical evaluation leads to a probable or possible cause of death in the majority of stillbirths. According to a study published in the Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the most common causes of stillbirth differ across racial and ethnic groups, with resulting implications for monitoring and prevention of this devastating pregnancy outcome. Read More


University of Utah Named Partner in Elite National Initiative for Increasing Energy Efficiency

The University of Utah (the U) was recognized in a White House event today for its significant, campus-wide commitments to achieving energy efficiency. Read More