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Marissa Villaseñor

Manager, University of Utah Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 801-581-3102

Aug 31, 2015 10:52 PM

1. Associate professor Amy Barrios, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2015 Teva Scholar. The Teva Pharmaceuticals Scholars program is administered by the ACS Office of Research Grants, and is a philanthropic grant program that supports academic researchers in the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry. Only three awards are granted each year, and each recipient receives $100,000 per year for three years. 

2. The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has approved funding for the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN). ONC provides funding for advanced Health Information Exchange projects, of which Utah’s Poison Control Center and Pediatric Patient Summary projects apply. The grant, which has been awarded, is the Advance Interoperable Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange. This two-year agreement program disperses a total of $29.6 among 12 state-designated entities, one of which is the UHIN. 

3. The University of Utah has made’s list of the 30 Most Affordable Master’s in Health Informatics Programs in the U.S. Editors selected the 30 most affordable accredited programs based on cost per year as reported by National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database. is in place to provide resources to help readers learn about both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare administration. Read the full article here.

 4. The Motherhood And Pelvic health project (MAP) has been selected for funding by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH). The MAP project is a collaborative effort between the OB/GYN, Family and Preventive Medicine, College of Nursing, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Exercise Science in College of Health at the University of Utah. The main goals are to research evidence-based interventions that reduce the impact of vaginal delivery on deteriorations in pelvic floor support, as well as research symptoms that could lead to early detection and assist with prevention of future pelvic floor disorders. MAP uses mixed methods research to study the influences of intra-abdominal pressure, physical activity and strength on pelvic floor support and symptoms after childbirth. This study also evaluates the cultural context in which women experience those changes.

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