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Recognized as a Carnegie Tier-1 Research University, the U continues to develop groundbreaking research on a local, national, and international level.  The combined resources of 18 colleges, 35 interdisciplinary programs, 100 academic departments/ divisions, and 120 centers/bureaus on campus, creates endless opportunities for collaboration.

Our research is also a catalyst for economic growth and innovation, creating over 280 spin-out companies—and 16,000 jobs – from the university’s inventions and technologies.

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Safety Starts with U


The University of Utah is committed to improving its culture of safety across all areas of campus, including in research laboratories.

Effective May 1, 2019, the offices of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and Radiation Safety (RSO) were integrated into one departmental unit renamed the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The merger will take advantage of the strengths of both units and will increase efficiency, enhance services and improve enforcement ability of lab safety inspectors.

Fred A. Monette has been appointed as interim executive director of EHS. Monette currently serves as the director of RSO and is a board-certified health physicist who brings over 25 years of experience in radiation protection. Anyone who has questions, concerns or feedback about lab safety should submit those to safeu@utah.edu.

Research News


Fellow of the A.M.S.

Davar Khoshnevisan, named Fellow of American Mathematical Society.

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Assoc. of American Universities

The University of Utah has joined the prestigious Association of American Universities.

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Running with Scissors

In terms of gene-targeting, a really good pair of "scissors" can do more than the obvious.

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Going with the Flow

John Sperry studies how plant hydraulics and xylem tissue influence regional weather.

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TreeTop Barbie

Nalini Nadkarni has created a "Canopy Researcher" version of the popular Barbie doll.

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Anna Vickery

“Had I asked myself in high school if I’d end up working […]

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Royal Fellow

Christopher Hacon adds another honor of a lifetime to his already stellar resume.

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Bridget Phillips

Bridgette Phillips thoughts on pigeons and skeletons.

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New Physics

Pearl Sandick discusses Dark Matter and challenging the Standard Model.

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Distinguished Research

Professor Molinero’s work is a hallmark of what research and scholarship should be about.

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