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A Message from our Leadership

Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, Appointed Dean of the College of Health

I look forward to learning from and working with faculty, staff, and students as we collaborate with our community partners to innovate education, advance knowledge, address disparities, and redefine the human healthspan.

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We’re in the Wellness Business

Our magazine title reflects this vision. Valeo is a Latin word that translates, in essence, to “I am well.” We’re in the wellness business here at the College of Health.

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For Country and Classmates: Student Veteran Serving on Every Level

Cody Crane joined the military so he could afford college—now he’s the University’s Student Veteran of the Year.

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The Big Move: College of Health to Unveil New Research Center

The University of Utah Health’s new College of Health Research Center will open in April.

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Promoting the Perks of Nature

The Nature and Human Health Collaborative is the first of  its kind in Utah.

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PRT’s Kirk Nichols Receives University’s Distinguished Teaching Award

The University of Utah has honored Kirk Nichols, PhM, with the 2023 Distinguished University Teaching Award. 

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Adaptive Spin Classes to Reach Rural Utah Communities

Melissa Zahl, PhD, receives grant from prestigious Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

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Better Balance Testing Coming to a Field Near You

Peter Fino, PhD, gets a Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Wellbeing Grant.

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Globetrotting for Good

These global experiences provide both an opportunity to share expertise, and an invaluable cultural perspective.

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Finding Your Voice 

The College’s Gender Affirming Voice Clinic is in high demand—and changing lives.

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A Hub for Hope

Shannon Jones and Jeff Rose have a new outreach concept for the unsheltered in Salt Lake City.

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A Wellness Pioneer with a Will to Give Back

Today the Iron Will Scholarship supports a student who has overcome physical or significant challenges to attain their graduate or undergraduate degree.

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Philanthropy is a Powerful Force for Change

The College of Health relies on the generosity of our alumni and donors to advance our mission of “More Health, Less Medicine.”

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A Message from the Alumni Board President

It is a pleasure to engage with fellow professionals who are shaping a world of “More Health, Less Medicine”.

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Splish Splash Swaddle Bath

College of Health grad makes hospital baby bath time better.

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Other Articles

100 Years of Health

We followed Barbara West at her home for a day, where healthy living habits have paid off for an extra-long lifetime.

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