Awards, Grants & Appointments

Research team receives USTAR grant for new lithium battery technology

September 29, 2017

A research group led by professor Jan D. Miller of the University of Utah’s Department of Metallurgical Engineering has received a $191,700 grant to aid the development and commercialization of a solid polymer electrolyte/electrode technology for lithium batteries. The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative awarded the University Technology Acceleration Grant to the Miller group. […]


Figure 1: A SLATE edge platform within a campus Science DMZ hosts trusted services operated by a central team which might be operating a network of such services across several campuses. Science “app” developers interact with the SLATE platform service factory to define and launch elements of a science gateway, data cache, or local workflow service.

New platform stitches together global science efforts

September 25, 2017

The National Science Foundation has awarded the collective universities of Utah, Chicago and Michigan a $4 million, four-year grant to produce SLATE, a new online platform for stitching together large amount of data from multiple institutions that reduces friction commonly found in multi-faceted collaborations. When complete, SLATE, which stands for Services Layer At The Edge, […]


U appoints first Mormon Studies professorship

September 20, 2017

The University of Utah’s College of Humanities has appointed Paul Reeve, professor of history, as the first Simmons Mormon Studies professor. “With the appointment of Paul, the U has moved into the front rank of schools engaged in the vibrant, intellectual exploration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its institutions, history and […]


University of Utah named among top 20 institutions in the world for innovation and technology transfer

August 10, 2017

The University of Utah ranked 19th in the world on the Nature Index, a list of top institutions that produce the high-quality research behind commercialized goods and services. Measuring the impact of basic research on innovation, the list was commissioned by Nature Research, publisher of the top-tier scientific journal Nature and other publications. The Nature […]


Kawamoto Named to National Committee to Improve Health Information Technology

August 8, 2017

Kensaku Kawamoto, M.D., Ph.D., associate Chief Medical Information Officer and assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah Health, has been appointed to a 3-year term on the U.S. Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, announced the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in an August 3, 2017 press release. “I am excited to […]


U welcomes new trustees

July 19, 2017

The University of Utah’s 10-member board of trustees welcomed five new members July 1, 2017. In addition to the regular rotation of the alumni and student body presidents, three new appointments were made to replace trustees Lisa Eccles, Cristina Ortega and Taft Price. The new trustees are David Parkin, Katie Eccles and Anne-Marie Wright Lampropoulos. […]


U names new dean for the College of Education

June 29, 2017

The University of Utah announced that Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology at the U, has accepted the appointment as the new dean of the College of Education. For a seamless transition, Clark will begin July 1 as the current dean, María Fránquiz, moves to her new position as deputy chief academic officer for Faculty Development […]


U welcomes new dean at College of Social Work

June 26, 2017

The University of Utah has appointed Martell Teasley as the next dean of the College of Social Work. Teasley, who will begin his term on July 1, 2017, comes to the U from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chair of the Department of Social Work in the College of […]


From DNA to decision-making: University of Utah Health awarded $4M for comprehensive approach to heart birth defects

June 23, 2017

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children. Martin Tristani-Firouzi, a clinican-scientist at U of […]


University of Utah biochemist Erhu Cao named Pew Scholar

June 19, 2017

  Erhu Cao, assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Utah Health, was named a 2017 Pew Scholar for his exploration of atomic-scale mechanisms to understand how cell membrane proteins function under normal and diseased states. Cao is one of 22 scientists nationwide to receive the honor from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Scholars Program in […]