eSym: Improving Lives through Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach used by counselors, educators, medical professionals, correctional officers, and others to change patient or client behavior. It can help people smoke less, exercise more, follow through with recommendations, keep commitments, and more. A team of faculty, professionals, and students at the University of Utah hope to make motivational interviewing […]

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Heimdall Health: Better Diagnostics for Ear Infections

Tarek Marrouche came to the Master of Business Creation program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business with an innovative solution for a common medical problem — middle ear infections in children. While a master’s student studying biomedical engineering at the U, Marrouche learned that middle ear infections are one of the […]

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Vitapul Injectables: Improving the Shelf-Life and Accessibility of Epinephrine

Vitapul Injectables is on a mission to save lives by improving the treatment of severe allergic reactions. With help from programs at the University of Utah, the student founders are developing a device to inject epinephrine, a drug that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in lungs, in a way that is cheaper and more […]

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