Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder Day

Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao
Shirley Zhao is currently an Assistant Librarian (Clinical) at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. She consults and teaches workshops and courses on information/data literacy, data management, and reproducible research practices. She supports evidence retrieval and synthesis, including literature searching, reference management, and protocol development. Shirley also consults on issues in scholarly communication, publishing, and research software/tools. Her interests include data science; reproducibility; open science; research impact; and science communication.

IMG_2895 (800x533)Mayor Biskupski proclaimed March 29 as Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder Day. Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder PA-C opened the AIDS/HIV clinic at University Health Care in 1994. They treated the majority of HIV/AIDS patients in the Mountain West since then. Dr. Ries states, “It was never my intent to become an activist. But I just knew I could protect myself against HIV/AIDS with the same protocols I would use for any other infectious disease. So we forged on with knowledge and naiveté. I care for the underserved because I believe everyone deserves reasonable care.” We honor their compassionate service to humanity.

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[photo credit: Jack Bender and story credit: How the West Won Medicine, history of the University of Utah School of Medicine]