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Alex Stuckey

Health care reporter, Health, education and environment

801-257-8723, astuckey@sltrib.com


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Huntsman Cancer Institute faculty make signs prior to their protest march from the HCI to President’s Circle to deliver their petition to University of Utah President David Pershing’s office, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Rift widens over Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO’s firing
    Two days after University of Utah officials abruptly fired the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s CEO, the institute continued to reel from a widening rift b...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 08:08 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Karen Huntsman, left, joins Mary Beckerle, acclaimed researcher at Hunstman Cancer Institute after she was unexpectedly fired from her post as CEO and director of the Institute. In an email sent Monday afternoon, Vivian Lee, senior Vice President of Health Sciences at the University of Utah announced the departure with no reason given. Huntsman says University of Utah ‘power grab’ is behind firing of acclaimed researcher from cancer institute top post
    Top Utah cancer researcher Mary Beckerle said she was going about her Monday activities when she opened an afternoon email from University of Utah Pre...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 10:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dr. Lindsay Orchowski speaks at Brigham Young University’s Spencer W. Kimball Tower during an event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Friday, April 14, 2017. Speak up and stand up for one another to prevent sexual assault, researcher says at BYU lecture
    Provo • Lindsay Orchowski likens sexual-assault prevention on college campuses to digging at a mountain with spoons. “We all want that mountain to fa...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 11:43 pm   |     |   Share
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  • More than a third of Utahns know someone who died by suicide, 42 percent know someone who tried, poll shows
    Nothing could have prepared Aaron Burgin for the news of his brother’s suicide nor the emotions it brought. People offered well-intended advice and c...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Celeste and Dennis Cecchini’s son Tennyson was 33 when he became addicted to opioids after a sports injury. That addiction turned to heroin. As the addiction took over, he lost his job and ended up living with his parents. He tried outpatient treatment but it didn’t work. His parents then put him in inpatient treatment. He was there for 60 days, but four days after he was released, Tennyson was dead, leaving behind an eight-year-old son. Poll: Many Utahns know people who seek treatment for opioid addiction, but barriers remain
    When Dennis Cecchini drove his grandson, Kayson, to Ogden about a week ago, the 10-year-old knew to look west on Interstate 15. A billboard with a you...
    Updated Apr 02 2017 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Torrey Green’s leans to his defense attorney, Skye Lazaro after Judge Brian Cannell’s ruling to hear closing arguments on Wednesday, April 19. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. (Matt Halton/Utah Statesman) ‘I kept saying no’ — seventh alleged sexual assault victim testifies against former USU student Torrey Green
    Logan • While Debbie sobbed on the bathroom floor at a November 2015 party in Logan, a Utah State University football player held the door closed as T...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green leans toward his defense attorney, Skye Lazaro, in the 1st District Court on Thursday Û the second day of a three-day preliminary hearing. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. (Tim Carpenter/Utah Statesman) Accused former USU student Torrey Green texted ‘they said i raped them yes i did’ to friend
    In July 2016, former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green sent a text to a female friend. “they said i raped them yes i did its my fault im ...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 07:34 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Sydney Oliver  |  Pool Photo  Former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green leans over to his attorneys, Rhiannon Mann and Skye Lazaro in the court on Wednesday. First District Judge Brian Cannell halted the hearing to consult with presiding Judge Thomas Willmore. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. Latest in Torrey Green preliminary hearing on rape charges: Friend of alleged victim said she told him about assault and seemed ‘depressed...damaged’
    Logan • Thursday was the second day of the preliminary hearing for former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green, 23, who has been charged in s...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Sydney Oliver  |  Pool Photo  Former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green leans over to his attorneys, Rhiannon Mann and Skye Lazaro in the court on Wednesday. First District Judge Brian Cannell halted the hearing to consult with presiding Judge Thomas Willmore. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. ‘I was scared’ — Three women describe alleged sexual assaults by former Utah State University student
    Logan • When she learned that several women had accused former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green of sexual assault, L.P. knew she had to r...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Sydney Oliver  |  Pool Photo  Former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green leans over to his attorneys, Rhiannon Mann and Skye Lazaro in the court on Wednesday. First District Judge Brian Cannell halted the hearing to consult with presiding Judge Thomas Willmore. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. Latest from Torrey Green preliminary hearing on rape charges: Alleged sex assault victim promised herself to tell police if other women came forward
    A preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday through Friday for former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green, 23, who has been charged in seve...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 09:11 am   |     |   Share
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  • Sydney Oliver  |  Pool Photo  Former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green leans over to his attorneys, Rhiannon Mann and Skye Lazaro in the court on Wednesday. First District Judge Brian Cannell halted the hearing to consult with presiding Judge Thomas Willmore. Green is charged with six counts of rape, one count of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of forcible sex abuse and two counts of object rape. Latest in Torrey Green preliminary hearing on rape charges: After hearing 7 alleged victims testify, judge will hear arguments from lawyers about advancing cases to trial
    Logan • Friday is the third and last day scheduled for the preliminary hearing for former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green, 23, who has b...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 12:35 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students Jared Bruton, Brooke Reynolds and Dan Cisco, from left, created a new way to provide babies with sleep apnea oxygen so that they don’t get breathing tubes wrapped around their neck. They entered their project in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge and are up for $100K in cash and prizes next month. Medical tech, ‘hip’ fanny pack designs among ideas vying for $100K in college entrepreneur challenge
    Jarred awake by their infant daughter’s oxygen alarm, the couple raced into her bedroom to find the plastic tubing connected to the tank wrapped tight...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gov. Gary Herbert, left, visits with Vance Checketts with Dell-EMC and Cydni Tetro, Chairman of the Utah Women’s Tech Council Tuesday March 21 in the capitol rotunda where he announced the new Talent Ready Utah executive board and launched the grant application process. Gov. Herbert touts work-related school programs in Utah
    Gov. Gary Herbert wants Utah to continue improving its school system — and he said Tuesday pairing education and the private sector furthers that goal...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 05:53 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Southern Utah University sees unexpectedly large enrollment decline
    Southern Utah University officials aren’t quite sure why they lost more than 1,000 students between fall and spring semester this school year. Some of...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune File Photo)   U.S. News & World Report has rated The University of Utah Hospital among the top the best graduate schools in the nation. U. med school rises in ranks of doc trainers
    Utahns who want to be physicians have only one option for medical school in the state, but a recently released report found that choice is a good one....
    Updated Mar 15 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |   Tribune file photo)   Alyson Ainscough takes a moment to compose herself while testifying as the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee holds a hearing on HB0200, legislation requiring testing of all rape kits, in Salt Lake City, Friday February 3, 2017. Utah lawmakers call for mandatory rape-kit testing, victim confidentiality on college campuses
    Utah lawmakers approved a measure to require that all rape kits be tested for DNA at the state’s crime lab and provided $1.2 million to help get them ...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Report questions payments tied to donation to the University of Utah
    University of Utah officials say foundations owned by America’s richest doctor “delivered on commitments to the university,” despite a recent news rep...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 10:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a Monday panel discussion about the normalization of rape, its implications for different populations and how to combat it. The panelists included Romeo Jackson, a graduate student in the University of Utah’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy; Stephany Murguia, outreach and access coordinator at the Rape Recovery Center; Rachel Alicia Griffin, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the U; and Julie Valentine, assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Brigham Young University, from left. Young Utahns need to know about consent and sexual violence in a real-world way, panel says
    Romeo Jackson believes the best way to teach young people about consent and sexual violence is to put the concepts in a context they can understand. F...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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  • Struggling students forced to wait as Utah’s public colleges don’t have enough therapists
    David Bush can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but he’s seen more students than ever before in Utah State University’s counseling center asking for help....
    Updated Mar 09 2017 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)   Hikers walk during ’March For The Park’ earlier this month as part of an effort to work against a $4 Million 3-mile asphalt trail through Dimple Dell Regional Park in Sandy. Dimple Dell Regional Park users denounce plan to pave trail
    Sandy • Diana van Uitert moved to Sandy 30 years ago so she could ride her horse through Dimple Dell Regional Park whenever she pleased. But then van...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 07:42 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Randall T. Peterson, Ph.D., poses for a portrait with zebrafish in the Radiobiology Lab at the University of Utah on  Feb. 7, 2017. Peterson uses zebrafish to model human diseases and then rapidly identify small molecule drug candidates for cardiovascular and nervous system disorders. U. researchers, reliant on federal cash, worry about cuts; Trump plans 20% reduction of NIH
    At 5 days old, zebrafish are just tiny black specks barely visible through squinted eyes pressed close to their plastic container of a home. That size...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU students Dhina Clement and Johnisha Demease-Williams on campus in Provo Thursday February 23, 2017. Black students at BYU report ignorant comments, cultural isolation
    Dhina Clement vividly remembers the day she realized Brigham Young University students looked at her differently because she is black. She was on camp...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
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