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Associated Students of the University of Utah Keep Campus Healthy with Free Flu Shots

The Legislative Branch of the Associated Students of the University of Utah has allocated $12,000 to provide free flu vaccinations to 800 students. The majority of the vaccinations will be given to students at the Wellness Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Field House. The remaining shots will be provided at the Center for Student Wellness to those who don’t have insurance.

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U of U Alumnus Who Achieved Remarkable Success after Spinal Cord Injury, Craig H. Neilsen, Honors U with Presidential Endowed Chair

When a 1985 car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, the University of Utah alumnus would not let this twist of fate hold him back. After returning to work at his family’s construction and real estate development business a year later, he went on to establish a thriving casino enterprise, Ameristar Casinos Inc., and eventually set up the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, dedicated to helping people with an SCI lead active, high quality lives and to promoting research to find a cure for paralysis.

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Hope in Stopping Melanoma from Spreading

Researchers have identified a critical protein role in the metastasis of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Inhibition of the protein known as adenosine diphosphate ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) reduces the spread of melanoma to the lungs in mice, according to a study published in the March 5 issue of Science Signaling online, suggesting that targeting ARF6 may be an effective approach to preventing melanoma metastasis.

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University of Utah Dental School Unveils Building Name and Location

University of Utah officials have announced its new School of Dentistry building will be located in Research Park and named after Ray and Tye Noorda in recognition of a $30 million donation. The school was approved by the Utah State Board of Regents in July 2012 and will enroll its first four-year class of 20 students in the Fall of 2013.

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John A. Moran Eye Center Forms a Unique Partnership to Expand Quality Eye Care in the Caribbean

For decades, the John A. Moran Eye Center’s (JMEC) International Division has provided medical training and performed charitable surgeries throughout the world. It is now expanding its scope of services to the Caribbean, a region not previously served by Moran. With an unprecedented partnership, JMEC has committed to provide medical training, operational and strategic support to create a center of excellence in the area.

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John A. Moran Eye Center Enhances Education with New Eye Surgery Simulator

Beginning in September, ophthalmology residents at the John A. Moran Eye Center will have the unique opportunity to acquire specific surgical skills prior to caring for patients in a clinic setting. With generous donations, Moran Eye Center was able to purchase a state-of-the-art eye surgery simulator to help enhance education and training programs.

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