The University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT

The University of Utah, founded in 1850, is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi. The mission of the University of Utah is to serve the people of Utah and the world through the discovery, creation, and application of knowledge; through the dissemination of knowledge by teaching, publication, artistic presentation and technology transfer; and through community engagement. BioEYES Utah, which began in 2015 and is housed in the Department of Pediatrics, is aligned with the mission of the University of Utah by aiming to increase the quality of science education in Utah, committing to help students excel, and enriching the larger community through meaningful professional development courses.

The University of Utah's campus in the fall.
The University of Utah's campus in the fall.

The University is the leading research institution in the Intermountain West (comprising of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of Colorado and Nevada), with particular distinction in medicine, genetics, and engineering. In addition, the University serves as a major educational resource for students throughout the Intermountain West states. The Utah Population Database (UPDB) at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is one of the world’s richest sources of in-depth information that supports research on genetics, epidemiology, demography, and public health. For more than 30 years, researchers at the University of Utah and other institutions have used UPDB to identify and study individuals and families that have higher than normal incidence of cancer or other diseases, to analyze patterns of genetic inheritance, and to identify specific genetic mutations. The UPDB is the only database of its kind in the United States and one of few such resources in the world.

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