The health science complex at the northeast end of the campus includes the University of Utah Medical Center, Primary Children`s Medical Center the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.  South of the Health Sciences Complex, several university residences and apartments are clustered near Fort Douglas and the Heritage Center, which serves as a student centre and cafeteria for the area.  In addition, there are 1,115 university residences for students, staff and teachers in three apartment complexes on campus.  At the southeast end of the campus is the Research Park, home to research companies such as ARUP Laboratories, Evans-Sutherland, Sarcos, Biofire Diagnostics and Myriad Genetics. In March 2012, the university received unanimous approval from the Board of Directors for the creation of a new university, the School of Dentistry, which is the university`s first new university in sixty years.  The new school received funding for a new structure and was launched as a debt-free program.  The new school enrolled its first students for the fall 2013 semester and has on average the same cost as the university`s medical education.  The University of Utah Press, Utah`s oldest press and now part of the J. Willard Marriott Library, publishes books on topics such as nature, anthropology and archaeology, linguistics, creative books, Meso officer`s America, Indian studies and Utah, Mormon and Western history.   The university is also the home of the national literary magazine Quarterly West.  The University of Utah has a dry campus, which means that alcohol is prohibited on campus.
 In 2004, Utah became the first state to have a law explicitly authorizing hidden weapons on public campuses.  The University of Utah tried to ban it, but the Utah Supreme Court rejected the ban in 2006.  In 2015, the university helped open the Ensign College of Public Health in Kpong, Ghana.  The university has made unique contributions to genetic research, thanks in part to the LDS Church`s long-term genealogy efforts, which have enabled researchers to track genetic disorders over several generations. The relative homogeneity of the Utah population also makes it an ideal laboratory for population genetics studies.  The university hosts the Genetic Science Learning Center, a resource that informs the public about genetics through its website.  A DUA-Out must be completed if a university IP wishes to send data to a researcher from another entity.