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Provost’s banner project highlights researchers

From discovering new ways to tap into sustainable energy to understanding what drives customer decision-making, the researchers of the University of Utah are exploring and developing solutions to issues that reach beyond campus into every aspect of our community.

Now in its third iteration, the Provost’s Banner Project is highlighting researchers from across campus who are impacting our world. The banners, which were installed early in May, are displayed on South Temple, between 1300 East and 500 East, and on University Street between 400 South and 200 South. Previous projects highlighted faculty involved in COVID-19 research in 2020 and recipients of the Early Career Award in 2022. This year’s cohort was selected through recommendations made by college deans and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

“The U sets itself apart from other universities through our caliber of research — and our drive to use that research to make an immediate difference in the lives of others,” Provost Mitzi Montoya said. “We’re honored to showcase some of our faculty who are working hard to improve our world.”

The 2023 Banner Project highlights these researchers and areas of expertise

Ajla Aksamija, Architecture + Planning: Advanced Building Technologies

Ademuyiwa Aromolaran, Medicine: Obesity and Heart Health

Tallie Casucci, Marriott Library: Improving Evidence-based Practice

Kara Dassel, Nursing: Cognitive Aging

Michael Dean, Medicine: Pediatric Critical Care

Paul Estabrooks, Health and Kinesiology: Diabetes Prevention

Edmund Fong, Political Science and Ethnic Studies: Racial Politics

Rachel Hess, Population Health Sciences: Patient-Centered Outcomes

Guillaume Hoareau, Medicine: Trauma Resuscitation

Janet Iwasa, Medicine: Molecular Animation

Ivan Mendieta-Munoz, Economics: Econometrics

Shelley Minteer, Chemistry: Improving Fuel Cells

Arul Mishra, Business: Algorithms for Business

Joe Moore, Energy and Geoscience Institute: Geothermal Energy

Thi Nguyen, Philosophy: What Shapes Our Thoughts

Laura Rogers, Education: Education Policy

Valerio Pascucci, Engineering: Big Data Management and Analytics

Zhaoxia Pu, Mines and Earth Sciences: Predicting Extreme Weather

Yvette Romero Coronado, Social Work: Ancestral Trauma and Healing

Matt Tokson, Law: The Fourth Amendment

Neli Ulrich, Medicine: Cancer Prevention Strategies

Karen Wilcox, Pharmacology and Toxicology: Finding Treatments for Epilepsy

Sarang Kim Yoon, Medicine: COVID-19 and Influenza vaccine efficacy

Beth Krensky, Fine Arts: Education Through Art