Elizabeth Clement

headshot of Kristen Ries, honorary degree recipient

Timeline of HIV/AIDS research and treatment in Utah

On the 30th anniversary of a landmark AIDS research bill, four U researchers reflect on the history of HIV/AIDS research and treatment in Utah.


During the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, a documentary will premiere depicting the courageous story of physician Kristen Reis, a retired U professor, and her partner (both in life and work) Maggie Snyder. “Quiet Heroes” depicts Reis’ selfless career as the first doctor in Utah to treat HIV/AIDS patients at a time when others cruelly turned them away.

Faculty mentors

Career Services recognizes faculty for helping students succeed and prepare for life after graduation.


The work of Dr. Kristen Ries and her physician assistant Maggie Snyder — the first Utah health care providers to treat patients with HIV and AIDS in the 1980s — will be chronicled in new oral history and special collections project at the U.