Category Archives: General Interest

Dr. John M. Matsen, Former VP Health Sciences, Dean, Department Chair and Founding Member of ARUP, 86 Dies

John M. Matsen M.D. 1933-2019 The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library notes the passing of Dr. John M. Matsen on November 9, 2019. Dr. Matsen received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1958. Dr. Matsen obtained his M.D. degree in 1963 from UCLA where he served both his internship and residency (1963-66). Dr. …Read More »

Catherine B. Soehner Appointed Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

(SLC, UT) – Catherine B. Soehner, MLS, BSN, has been appointed Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at University of Utah. Michael L. Good, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and Alberta D. Comer, MLS, Dean and University Librarian made the joint announcement. “Catherine Soehner …Read More »

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Celebrate Día de Muertos with the SACNAS Ofrenda

This year’s Día de Muertos is from October 31 until November 2, 2019, and SACNAS has graciously created an ofrenda on the upper level of the Eccles Library for everyone to visit and add to the alter. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday when family and friends can gather and celebrate their loved …Read More »

Dr. James O. Mason, Utah Alumni ’58, Former CDC Director, 89 Dies

JAMES O. MASON M.D., Dr.P.H. 1930 – 2019 The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library notes the passing of Dr. James O. Mason on October 9, 2019. Dr. Mason was a 1955 graduate of the University (B.A.) and the College of Medicine Class of 1958. Dr. Mason Later obtained a masters (1962) and doctorate (1967) …Read More »

Wellness Champion Poster Session is December 14, 2:30-4:30pm

The Resiliency Center, Accelerate, and the Eccles Health Sciences Library will be hosting a Wellness Champion Poster Session on Thursday, December 14, 2:30–4:30 pm, at HSEB Alumni Hall. The poster session will highlight Wellness Champion projects from the past year. Projects focus on personal resilience, burden reduction, and teamwork. As we work to expand this …Read More »

Healthi4U 2017 Winners

Congratulations participants on another successful Healthi4U Student Video Competition! From many impressive videos, 3 winners were selected: 1st Place ($3,000) was awarded to the “Care for Clean Air” video. Their video also won the People’s Choice awards, earning them an additional $500. 2nd Place ($1,000) was awarded to the video, “Today I Am Alive.” This …Read More »

Write 4 Rights

“Write a Letter and Change a Life” during the Write 4 Rights on Thursday, December 7, at 12-2pm, on the Garden Level of the Eccles Library. Free lunch provided. You can help change the lives of this year’s 10 cases by writing letters. When combined with millions of others, your letters help convince government officials to …Read More »

Introducing… Brandon Patterson, Technology Engagement Librarian

Brandon Patterson connects students, faculty and staff in the health sciences to digital tools and emerging technologies. He joined as faculty at the Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) in July 2017. His duties include engaging the University of Utah Health Sciences community with technology, and assisting with instruction and advancement of library resources.

Reminder- “Eating Poison: Night Shades & Pellagra” Lecture is Today at Noon

Eating Poison: Night Shades and Pellagra Monday, November 20, 2017 – NOON-1:00 PM Synapse Bays, Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library Light refreshments will be served. How traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) produced healthy nutritious diet from plants considered deadly poisons? Presenter:  Franci Lynne Taylor (Choctaw), Director, American Indian Resource Center, Office for Student Equity and …Read More »

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