Today, the US Olympic Committee announced a partnership announced a partnership with the University of Utah, the University of Utah Healthcare, and the David Eccles School of Business. USOC athletes — summer as well as winter — will get educational opportunities and internships at the U., particularly at its David Eccles School of Business. The event was covered in the Salt Lake Tribune, read that full article here.

An infectious-disease team from University of Utah Health Care is leading the way in helping the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) deal with the threat of Zika virus at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

That relationship is at the forefront of a much larger partnership announced Wednesday between the university and the USOC, which designated the U. as one of three medical centers in its new National Medical Network. The others are Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and Steadman Philippon Research Institute and Clinic in Vail, Colo.

The U. will provide specialized care for elite athletes — from orthopedic treatment to psychiatry. Research conducted by some of its doctors and specialists will be driven by issues affecting athletes. Continue reading…