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U-R-Rad Talks


– Like TED TALKS but with DINNER

A light, buffet dinner will be served for the first 100 students who RSVP. Please sign-up to reserve your dinner. (RSVP online)

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Skaggs Research Building College of Pharmacy
Seating: 200

Scott Summers, PhD, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
Nels Elde, Phd, Human Genetics

Chris Gregg, Phd, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Barbara Jones, MD, Internal Medicine

Randall Peterson, PhD, Pharmacy & Toxicology
Gabrielle Kardon, PhD, Human Genetics

For questions or concerns, contact: Janet Lindsley (

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Research as Art – new exhibit now open

Research as Art

Exhibit: January 2- January 31, 2018

Art Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Curated by Jody Rosenblatt, Vaiva Kulbokaite and Anne Martin


EHSL Display designed by Gage Baron, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library


“Everyone has access to the beauties of the natural world that we see, however, scientists can sometimes have access to the underlying beauty we cannot see. Here, scientists from different disciplines throughout our campus have the opportunity to expose that world.”

This exhibit is based on the Research as Art competition held in 2016 at the University of Utah.  The curators started this competition borrowing from the Research Images as Art competition offered through the Slade School of Art within University College London, which covered all disciplines.  At the University of Utah, they decided to focus on science to provide a venue in which to tell several short stories about the breadth and depth of science research occurring at the U.

Jody Rosenblatt, B.A., Ph.D., is Professor of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah, Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar and an H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair.  Her lab studies how epithelia—the tissue that coat and protect our body and all our organs—maintain constant cell numbers through cell death and cell division. They have found that mechanical forces control each process; when cells become too crowded, they extrude some cells that later die and when cells are too sparse stretch activates cells to rapidly divide. Extrusion is critical for regulating epithelial cell numbers, as aggressive metastatic cancers and asthma may result from defects in extrusion signaling. When she was a postdoctoral fellow at University College London, she was introduced to a Research Images as Art competition that the Slade Art school put on. The images on display are a similar attempt: the idea is to share the depth and breadth of research occurring at the University of Utah through its intrinsic beauty. Even diseased tissue has its own beauty and we would like to share the secrets that often only the researchers get to see.

Anne Martin, B.F.A. (Graphic Design), is a current Biosciences graduate student in the Neurobiology and Anatomy department here at the University of Utah. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia in 2005 and went on to work as a professional graphic designer for many years before entering graduate school in 2013 to study cell adhesion molecules and their role in synapse formation. Her passion is working to combine her two loves of science and design to improve visual communication in science. To that end, she currently teaches science design to graduate students through workshops and her blog at She also enjoys communicating science through her neuroscience-based fine artwork which will be on display at Eccles Health Sciences Library in October 2018.

Vaiva Kulbokaite, M.Sc. (Biophysics), is a science outreach and popularization professional. Vaiva initiated and directed a pioneering science popularization non-profit in her home country Lithuania. Two of her projects were awarded the best science popularization audiovisuals prize.  A striking 1.5% of Lithuania is following her organization in social media. In 2015 Vaiva moved to Salt Lake City and established a local online network Science & Art Utah, and joined Dr. Jody Rosenblatt in organizing the Research as Art Contest.  Vaiva developed several science outreach programs for The Leonardo museum including hosting panel discussions and open lectures. At the moment she is transitioning to digital marketing services focusing on science, innovation, and culture.

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Explore Anatomy with the Anatomage Table at EHSL

Ever wanted to explore a human body with a touch of your finger?  Now you can with the Anatomage Table located near the front desk of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Librarian Brandon Patterson showing the Anatomage Table to others

What is the Anatomage Table?

The Anatomage Table has an easy-to-use touch-screen interface to explore a virtual library of human and animal cadavers. It can also serve as a clinical diagnostic tool through visualization of any Medical CT, CBCT, or MRI scan. It can be used as a stand-alone product to help you better understand the human body or complement a school assignment or clinical expertise.

How do I use the Anatomage Table?

Anyone is welcome to come and explore the Anatomage Table. It’s as easy as exploring a smart phone.

For more detailed instructions, watch the video below or check out the help guides and video tutorials on our technology guide. You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian by emailing

What resources can complement the Anatomage Table?

The library is full of anatomy books, tools and references for you to use. Here are some specific examples that might be of interest:

  • Anatomy TV is a tool filled with detailed 3D interactive models of human anatomy with fully animated anatomy structures.
  • Gray’s anatomy is available in the “reference” section of Eccles Health Sciences Library along with other anatomy books that can be used in the library.
  • Complete Anatomy app can be used on your phone or tablet and is used by many in the health sciences to learn about the different systems in the body.  There are also guided courses as part of it. Purchase is required.


Check out the technology guide or contact us at

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Introducing the Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio. The Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio, or THE Studio, is a fully equipped multimedia lab where students, staff, and faculty can create professional quality audio and video recordings. Cameras, microphones, studio lights, and a powerful Mac computer live in THE Studio space in room 202 on the top floor of the Eccles Library supplemented by a mobile recording kit.

Do you need a space to record yourself or others? Have you been looking to start your own podcast? Host your own livestream? Need a quiet space to do lecture capture without interruption? We have several how-to guides to get you started with the basics of using the equipment and software:

  • Podcasting
  • Livestreaming
  • Lecture Capture
  • Mobile Recording
  • Basic Video Recording

With minor set-up, THE Studio is always set-up ready for you to use! You can start podcasting, live streaming, or recording video or using the space in other ways that suit your needs. All you need to do is log-in to the computer and hit record!

Check out some examples of multimedia projects created in THE Studio:

If you have a project idea but not sure how to accomplish it or need additional help with utilizing THE Studio library faculty and staff  are available for consultation.

THE Studio is open to all students, staff, and faculty and available for reservation or drop-in sessions. To reserve the space or schedule a consultation email or visit the front desk of the Eccles Library. Additionally, mobile recording equipment can be checked out at the front desk for 24-hours for use in and out of THE Studio space.


We look forward to helping you create the best multimedia projects at the Tree of Hippocrates Education Studio!

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Stay Tuned for Free Yoga

We’re tentatively planning to host free yoga again this spring semester on Wednesdays, 12:05-12:55pm, starting February 7, 2018. Stay tuned for more details.

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Happy holidays from EHSL!

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We’re giving the AskAQuestion page a fresh, new look!

Beloved question askers –

We’re excited to unveil a project we’ve been working on – a new look for the AskAQuestion page! We think the new design is clean, easy to use, and will help you get the answers you need!

With this new page, you will find:

  • A layout that’s pretty easy on the eyes. Ahhh…
  • You can submit a question from the help page! No need to send a separate email (unless you want to).
  • You can also send consult requests on this page.
  • A great chat box with more information about who’s chatting with you.
  • Quicker access to FAQs. In the main search box, suggestions will drop down as you’re typing.

Pretty nifty, huh?!? Take a look and let us know what you think. The new page will replace the current page on Friday, December 15th.

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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 program to faculty and staff across U of U Health, this will be an opportunity to see what has been done thus far.

CME credit offered for attendees.

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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 powerful movie was the second win for this team, who placed in the top 3 last year as well.
  • 3rd Place ($500) was awarded to the creators of “I Could Have Seen It Coming.”

If you would like to view their videos and the other entries, follow this link:

Congratulations to all our winners and participants. Thank you for your hard work and your willingness to spread health information through a new medium. Thanks also to our coordinators, without whom this even would literally not have been possible.

Written by: Annie Hines, 2017 Healthi4U student leader

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Therapy dogs are here December 5th!

Take a break and decompress from the stress of testing by coming to the library and playing with a pup!

Therapy Animals of Utah will be coming by tomorrow, December 5th, from 11AM to 2PM and bringing some of their furriest friends to help us all through the end of the semester.

The dogs (and dog-loving librarians) will be hanging out in the portrait gallery on the main level of the library.

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