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Research Highlight: Treadport Project

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The University of Utah is committed to developing cutting-edge technology to enhance the human condition on local, national, and global scales. Our research community continues to push the limits of innovation through highly competitive and interdisciplinary research efforts. Primary investigators on the Treadport Project, Associate Professors K. Bo Foreman, PhD; Andrew Merryweather, PhD; Mark Minor, PhD; and Professor John Hollerbach, PhD, are no exceptions to that objective. We asked these research pioneers to tell us a little more about their ground-breaking project, and how cross-campus collaboration is essential to produce multi-faceted research.

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Radioactive Material Use and Contamination Surveys

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If laboratory personnel do not monitor themselves or their area periodically throughout their procedure, or following the end of use of material, then there is a chance that radioactive contamination may spread. If this contamination spreads to locations outside the authorized radiation use area (e.g. walking out the radiation laboratory with contaminated shoes), this could lead to a closure of larger areas, including entire buildings.

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Announcement from President Watkins and Vice President for Research Andy Weyrich - Integration of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and Radiation Safety (RSO)

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As part of the ongoing efforts to ensure safety at the University of Utah, the offices of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and Radiation Safety (RSO) will integrate into one departmental unit, effective May 1, 2019.

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Researcher's Corner Policy and Procedures Update

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Researcher’s Corner is a valuable resource that is designed to communicate useful information to all of our University of Utah research community. As our campus and our research faculty and staff continue to grow, so does the need for effective communication of research events, laboratory safety and security updates, research resource updates, funding opportunities, and more. To best communicate the many publication requests we receive for Researcher’s Corner, the Vice President for Research Communications team is restructuring the procedures for submitting blog post requests. Please read the guidelines below if you plan to submit material for publication in Researcher’s Corner.

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