Kristen Ries

Brushes of greatness

The “Utah Women 2020” mural in downtown Salt Lake City, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, features more than 250 women, including University of Utah alumni, faculty and staff.

headshot of Kristen Ries, honorary degree recipient

2020 honorary degree recipient recognized

Kristen Ries is recognized as the honorary degree recipient during the 2020 Commencement ceremony.

Kristen Ries to receive honorary degree at 2020 commencement

Ries was president of the medical staff for the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics and served as the clinical director of infectious diseases/HIV at U of U Health.


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.