Awards, Grants & Appointments

U Of U Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Receives $8.4 M for Training and Research

August 23, 2018

The University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), the first statutorily established occupational health center in the U. S., has won a $8.43 million, 5-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to train graduate students and residents and conduct research in occupational safety and health. […]


Lassonde Studios awarded LEED Gold building certification

August 9, 2018

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah announced today that Lassonde Studios—a five-story, student innovation space—has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained […]


University of Utah engineers join DARPA effort to remake U.S. electronics

July 24, 2018

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, was awarded close to $2 million over four years to lead two projects for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s new Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) “Page 3” programs. Gaillardon and the rest of the awardees were announced on Monday, July […]


Michael L. Good appointed senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah

June 27, 2018

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Michael L. Good, M.D., as the university’s new senior vice president for health sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health, and executive dean of the U’s School of Medicine. Good, who currently serves as the dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, replaces interim […]


University of Utah announces creation of Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs

June 22, 2018

Six of 12 new presidential faculty chairs at the University of Utah were named Tuesday, June 19, with the remaining six to be named next year. Announced in October by the U and the Huntsman Family Foundation, the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman […]


National Science Foundation Funds Natural History Museum of Utah, U College of Education to develop online learning environment

June 21, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with total funding expected to reach $1.3 million this month to the Natural History Museum of Utahand the College of Education at the University of Utah to develop and evaluate an on-line learning environment to support student learning in the biosciences.  This pioneering project, titled Engaging […]


$5 Million to Fund Tools that Encourage Doctors and Patients to Make Medical Decisions Together

June 18, 2018

With a $5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the American Heart Association, University of Utah Health is leading a center to develop and test tools that spur constructive conversations between health care providers and patients. Specifically, the decision aids will help patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and their providers navigate […]


U. Institute awarded $140M grant to develop geothermal energy lab

June 14, 2018

Following a three-year, five-way competitive process, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory near Milford, Utah. The laboratory, called Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will focus on developing enhanced geothermal systems which could greatly expand the […]


University of Utah Health Ranks 19th Among Health Care Institutions for Scientific Research, According to Nature Index

June 7, 2018

In 2018, University of Utah Health was ranked 19th out of 100 top health care institutions worldwide for scientific research by the Nature Index, up 31 percent from last year’s ranking. The University of Utah also ranked in the top 100, placing 73rd out of 500 academic institutions (up 22 percent from last year) and 86th […]


University of Utah ranked among top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2017

June 5, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah is ranked 33 in a new report published on Tuesday, Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2017. The rankings, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) were based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark […]