Timeline History of Research at the University of Utah ↓
The University of Utah is founded as the University of Deseret
First published book. "A Primer and First Reader of Vocal Music" by Evan Stephans
from the Department of Music.
First published paper. "Elementary Science in the Public Schools" by Henry Montgomery.
One of the first UU Research locations – Physical and Chemical Laboratory
The earliest UU patent - A prototype of a folding cot from researcher George Coray
NIH awards its first-ever research grant to Maxwell Wintrobe to study muscular dystrophy
The Office of Cooperative Research is established to promote UU research
The Office of Technology Transfer is established to assist faculty researchers with
patents and technologies (now referred to as the Partners for Innovation, Ventures,
Outreach & Technology (PIVOT) Center)
The Office of the Vice President for Research is established. The first VP for Research
is William Partridge.
Research Park is developed
UU becomes the fourth node on the ARPANET that evolved into Internet and World Wide Web.
The University of Utah Research Foundation is founded.
The Utah Population Database is created.
The University of Utah Hospital performs the world’s first permanent artificial heart
The BRCA1 breast cancer gene is successfully cloned by UU researchers
UU reaches 100 spinout companies
Mario Capecchi receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his research
in gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem cells.
UU is recognized as #1 in Technology Commercialization