After receiving an ongoing $1.5 million appropriation from the Utah State Legislature, Dixie State University welcomed faculty from the University of Utah School of Medicine to the Russell C. Taylor Health Science Building to coordinate the launch of a Physician Assistant Program that would be a master's degree-level offering. The universities are also partnering with Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center so students will be able to work with physicians in the community.
In addition to the funding received from the legislature, Dixie State also received ongoing amounts of $173,300 and $175,000 for Market Demand Programs and the USHE Engineering Initiative respectively, along with a one-time amount of $150,000 for the K-16 Technology Pipeline, a program devoted to developing computer programmers, designers and developers. For information about Dixie State’s School of Health Sciences, visit health.dixie.edu. The Spectrum