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Xiaolin Tang: In Memoriam

We are deeply saddened at the passing of our student, colleague, and friend, Xiaolin Tang.  Her passing is a tragedy, and she will be missed by all of us in the Physics and Astronomy Department.  She was bright, talented, and eager to make an impact on the world.  Since joining our graduate program, she had an impressive research record in biophysics and biochemistry, and was an avid participant and award winner in our Student Research Symposium.  

It is a great loss to the scientific community that we will never have the opportunity to see her work progress or know the contributions she would have made to advance our field.  Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.  

All of our students are very important to us.  We want all the members of our community to know that there is support for you in this time of tragedy.  This includes the University Counseling Center, and the Employee Assistance Program (contact information for both resources are listed below).  Our colleagues at University of Utah Health also provided a helpful online resource for understanding and coping with grief that is available here:

University Counseling Center (for all students)
426 Student Services Building (map)

Employee Assistance Program (for faculty and staff)
801-587-9319 or 1-800-926-9619

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