Simulations of the Heart

As his senior research project, bioengineering student Stuart Loertscher is fixing problems of the heart with Lucas Timmins, the principal investigator at the Cardiovascular Pathomechanics Laboratory, a multidisciplinary group of researchers studying the role of biomechanics in cardiovascular disease. Using FEBio, a finite-element modeling software developed by the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging […]

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Exponentially Positive

Watching positive videos helped fourth-year dental student Alex Piedra stay motivated for exams, which gave him an idea. Frustrated with a lack of cutting-edge technology in mental health, he asked himself, “Why isn’t there an app that only gives positive feedback?” With support from faculty at the School of Dentistry, Piedra helped create MoodPal, a […]

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Bridging Cultures with Music

While on a family trip to Hawaii, Christopher Bradford, a sociology and percussion performance major, discovered crystal singing bowls, musical instruments typified in many Eastern spiritual traditions to promote healing that, when struck, make a pleasant, traveling ringing sound. After talking with the shop owner, Bradford learned that the leading manufacture of crystal singing bowls […]

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Healing through Dance

During the first six months into her intensive dance training as a freshman, Jessica Baynes suffered a traumatic brain injury. “I slipped on both feet forward, fell backward,” she said. “I underwent rehab. I went through speech therapy, I couldn’t exercise.” Eager to dance nonetheless, Baynes discovered adaptive dance therapy through “Grey Matters: A Dance […]

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