Halloween eye safety

You might see a lot of scary sights on Halloweenβ€”most of them fun and harmless. But one freaky sight you want to avoid is an eye infection caused by illegal colored contact lensesβ€”also called β€œfashion” or β€œcostume” lenses.

The science of addiction

The U’s Genetic Science Learning Center received $150,000 from the Utah Legislature in early 2018 to teach middle and high school students about the science of opioid addiction and the physiological and psychological aspects of pain, among other topics.

Human Resources announcements

Volunteer at Employee Appreciation Day, prescription drug changes, supplemental life insurance maximum increase and WellU requirement changes coming for non-UUHC employees.

CURBING OPIOID ADDICTION

A new seminar course at the S.J. Quinney College of Law presents the opioid crisis through the lens of regulatory failures to properly address the issue β€” while providing students with critical thinking skills and tools to change the landscape in the future.

PAIN IN THE BACK

The College of Health at University of Utah Health has been awarded a six-year, $6.5 million grant to study non-drug treatment of back pain among active duty members of the military.

SNAIL VENOM: ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOIDS

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the U received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.

A REASON TO SMILE

Inaugural class to graduate from the U’s School of Dentistry.

The Wheels of Winter

It’s snow season, and freezing temperatures are the norm, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your bike.