Category Archives: Public Health

Services and resources related to providing public health information to our service area and population.

COVID-19 Testing – Spring Semester and Vaccine Progress & Availability

Spring Semester Testing ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF For symptomatic or confirmed exposure (via contact tracing) University students, faculty or staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call the University of Utah Health.

COVID-19 Updates

Last update: January 7, 2022 Salt Lake County Mask Mandate Order Effective: January 8 to February 7 Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson signed a public health order Friday evening that Dr. Angela Dunn, the executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, issued earlier in the day. The order requires people, regardless of …Read More »

Sex, Gender and Women’s Health Across the Lifespan – Virtual Symposium May 14, 2020

In the “OneU” spirit this symposium will highlight work being done across the University of Utah campus on issues of sex, gender, sexuality and women’s health. Presented by the Center
of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

3D Printing PPE Update: Community volunteers and library staff chip in to help hospital

The libraries have been using a fleet of over 40 3D printers, with more than a dozen donated from Salt Lake County Libraries, to print Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the University of Utah hospital. The Center for Medical Innovation and the Library recently partnered to 3D print parts for a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system they created.

Ahead of the Curve: EHSL Sustainability Sale of Vogmask Provides Personal Face Covering for COVID-19 Protection

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) sustainability sale of facemasks for clean air prove nascent in providing additional use personal protection equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19. 

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 »

Domestic Violence and the Voice for Change

This is a guest blog post by Adrianne Shewell, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Student. She wrote this after attending exhibits and events as part of the “Violence Against Women: Changing Perspective”, which happened at the Eccles Health Sciences Library from March 4 – April 27, 2019. —- According to a 2007 Study by the …Read More »

Ask the Experts Panel: Domestic Violence in Utah, April 8

April 8, 2019; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Eccles Health Sciences Library Synapse Bays (Lower Level) Hear from a panel of experts throughout Utah. Experts from throughout Utah will discuss how healthcare professionals and community members are responding to current issues surrounding domestic violence in the state. Topics discussed include social support and shared experiences, …Read More »