News Clips for November 12-13, 2020

U. program recognized with award for years of outreach to west side communities

A University of Utah program that helps facilitate connections with underserved west side communities recently won a $20,000 prize for its outreach efforts.

U.S. Army veteran gets triple the chance at life, with Utah’s first triple organ transplant

Decades of planning put physicians at University of Utah Health in the position to save a United States Army veteran whose life was hanging by a thread, as three of his major organs were failing.

University of Utah begins push to test all students for COVID-19 by Thanksgiving break

The University of Utah kicked off an effort Wednesday to test 32,000 students for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving break using rapid antigen tests that can provide results in 15 to 20 minutes.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Weight Gain May Predispose Patients to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Age, sex, and body mass index typically drive the development of obstructive sleep apnea, noted Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.

University Of Utah Senior’s Perspective Changes After Fighting COVID-19

You hear it time and again — take COVID-19 seriously, wear a mask and keep your distance. But for one college student, none of that guidance really took hold until she got the virus.

No snow, no problem: Roller skiing a suitable substitute

University of Utah sophomore Luke Jager practices roller skiing at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday. According to, roller skiing does an excellent job imitating on-snow training, and like skiing on snow, it exercises arms, legs and core muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness.

U named innovation and economic prosperity university

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) awarded the University of Utah the Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation, which recognizes universities that promote growth, innovation and economic development in their regions.

Friday change of pace: Restoring Utah’s natural places, our nation & ourselves

Whether healing and restoring the human body, or improving wildlife habitat on the ground, eventually a new equilibrium will be reached. Noted University of Utah forest ecologist Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, who is also a TNC Utah trustee, calls this the “Third State.” Things will not be exactly as they have been before, nor will they be entirely new. The Third State will be a blend of both.

Utah’s Mask Mandate Sparks Anti-Government Protests In St. George

Around 100 maskless protesters waved “Don’t tread on me” flags and chanted “freedom” while marching around St. George Wednesday evening. They were protesting Gov. Gary Herbert’s latest COVID-19 health orders and mask mandate, which they think is the latest example of government overreach.

COVID-19 Crisis Will Likely Worsen Across The Mountain West, Infectious Disease Experts Warn

COVID-19 is surging across the Mountain West, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America held a briefing Wednesday on the many challenges facing the region as the pandemic surge continues.

Program offers Utah law school scholarships based on overcoming adversity

Utah’s two law schools on Thursday announced a fellowship program with full-tuition scholarships for admittees with significant hardships.

After months of mystery, here's the latest science behind 'long-haul' coronavirus symptoms

When it comes to the new coronavirus, science has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time.