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Alex Stuckey

Health care reporter, Health, education and environment

801-257-8723, astuckey@sltrib.com


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  • In expanding Medicaid, Utah wants to make some enrollees work and cap their lifetime coverage
    Utah health officials are proposing lifetime limits and work requirements for childless adults who would gain coverage under a Medicaid expansion plan...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing emerges from a board of trustees closed executive session following discussions over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Finding new University of Utah president could take up to a year, state’s top higher-education official says
    Higher Education Commissioner Dave Buhler said he doesn’t believe the recent upheaval at the University of Utah will deter people from applying to be ...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Jud Burkett  |  for The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Dixie State University student Victoria Willard standing across the street from campus Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Former Dixie State student says school mishandled her report of harassment, discrimination
    Former student Victoria Willard says faculty members in Dixie State University’s art department made sexual comments to her and in class that made her...
    Updated May 30 2017 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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  • (File photo | Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mary Beckerle, CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, at the cancer center.  Lawmakers have approved at least $6.2 million in new money for the institue, funds that officials say will help expand research. University of Utah will hire independent auditor to examine funding, work of Huntsman Cancer Institute
    The University of Utah is hiring an independent auditor to analyze all funding sent to the Huntsman Cancer Institute and how that money is being used ...
    Updated May 11 2017 09:38 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing, left, and chairman of the board David Burton speak with the media following a board of trustees closed executive session meeting over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Huntsman Cancer Institute backers want more control over U.’s cancer revenues, care, hiring
    Weeks before a divisive controversy over the Huntsman Cancer Institute erupted in April, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation sought more revenue from the U...
    Updated May 02 2017 11:35 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing announces A. Lorris Betz as the interim U. Health Care CEO during a meeting at the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health and Sciences Building on Monday, May 1, 2017. Pershing also addressed plans for finding a replacement for former Health Care CEO, Vivian Lee. University of Utah president stepping down; successor will pick permanent Health Sciences V.P.
    University of Utah President David Pershing announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his post, with the search for his replacement to start...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:52 am   |     |   Share
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  • Photo courtesy of University of Utah Health  A. Lorris Betz U. Health Care interim CEO likely to ‘quiet the waters’ after Lee’s resignation
    A. Lorris Betz, who hired University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee when he left that post, now will fill her shoes as the university searches for...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Vivian Lee, dean of the University of Utah Medical School, greets students for Match Day in 2013. The medical students tore open their long-awaited match envelopes to find out where they will live and work for the next few years while completing their residencies. The 21 women and 52 men are headed to 24 states, pursuing 17 specialities, Lee announced at the morning ceremony. U. Health Care CEO Vivian Lee resigns after cancer institute controversy
    University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee has resigned from her post after weeks of turmoil that began with her firing of Huntsman Cancer Institut...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (File photo | Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Huntsman family joined University of Utah President David Pershing, Health Sciences Senior Vice President Vivian Lee and Huntsman Cancer Institute Director Mary Beckerle in June 2014 to break ground on the institute’s new wing, the Primary Children’s and Families Cancer Research Center, now slated to open in June. Earlier this month, the Huntsmans clashed with Pershing and Lee after Lee fired Beckerle, who Pershing has since reinstated. Left to right, Karen Huntsman, Jon Huntsman Sr., David Huntsman, Pershing, Lee and Beckerle. Rift at University of Utah poses a new challenge for controversial health reformer Vivian Lee
    Edward Ashwood had led ARUP Laboratories for about two years, he said, when Vivian Lee approached him in 2011 to propose a new approach for the nonpro...
    Updated May 22 2017 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   University of Utah President David Pershing speaks with the media following a board of trustees closed executive session meeting over the recent firing of Dr. Mary Beckerle, the CEO and director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. A decision on her possible reinstatement is expected later in the day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. In major reversal, U. reinstates fired Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO
    Mary Beckerle was reinstated Tuesday to her position as director and CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, under a new chain of command that has her r...
    Updated May 22 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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