Professor of Biology awarded for her work on bone marrow transplant registry
BYU Professor of Molecular Biology Julianne Grose, Ph.D., received an award for her work on bone marrow transplant registries.
After Grose’s brother-in-law was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003 and was unable to have a transplant, she worked with the nonprofit Be the Match to encourage student enrollment in the classroom and on campus. started activities to as a potential donor.
Over the past five years, over 5,000 BYU students have joined the Registry. Students signed up as potential bone marrow donors to save a stranger’s life. So far, at least 46 current or former students have been matched with blood cancer patients in need.
BYU Students Advocate for Youth Mental Health at SOPHE Summit
Fourteen public health students were given the opportunity to advocate for youth mental health alongside members of Congress at the Annual Conference of the Society for Public Health Education in Washington, DC.
SOPHE hosts an annual public health advocacy conference for professionals and students. This year’s theme was youth mental health equity. This theme consists of topics such as racism, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health and misinformation.
The conference began with two days of preparation in groups organized by the state. On the third day, each group presented their findings directly to lawmakers on how laws could be changed to support youth equity.