LERC Medical: A Dual-Function Esophageal Probe

University of Utah biomedical engineering students Lauren Slattery, Emma Slominski, Robert Falconer, and Catie Augustine put the L-E-R-C into LERC Medical. The first letters of their names form the name of the company they formed to support the realization of their prototype of a dual-function esophageal probe. Esophageal probes are long probes inserted through the […]

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WikiCharities: Global Impact Through Charity Validation

Excluding funding, what is the number one challenge facing nonprofits? Validation, according to Angela Holzer, founder of WikiCharities and a recent Master of Business Creation (MBC) graduate. As a humanitarian volunteer, nonprofit researcher and student, Holzer realized that a resource was needed to centralize and build trust between funders, users, and nonprofits. Thus, WikiCharities was born. […]

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Mental-Health Care for Minority Communities

Laura Tiburcio-Santos is tackling an under-valued problem in underrepresented communities: mental-health. After immigrating to the United States in 2013, Tiburcio-Santos faced her own mental-health crisis as a result of culture shock and assimilation pressures. After learning how to navigate American culture and multiple attempts to find adequate self-help groups, Tiburcio-Santos realized the importance of providing […]

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Saving Bridges from Earthquakes

Over 1,000 earthquakes occur each year in and around Utah, and Ijan Dangol wanted to make that statistic less intimidating for Utah’s infrastructure. While finishing his Ph.D. in civil engineering at the University of Utah, Dangol focused his work on making bridge structures more earthquake resilient. A friend and colleague from Dangol’s undergrad in Nepal […]

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Healthbeet: Lose Weight and Eat Better Without Losing Any Fun!

Amy Roskelley joined the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business to share her passion for health and wellness through her company Healthbeet. Healthbeet is an online resource for healthy eating, weight loss strategies, portion control, meal plans, recipe ideas, and more. Roskelley started the company […]

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