A Utah physician considered a pioneer in the medical application of computer technology is the first recipient of the Legacy of Life award, presented by the Heart and Lung Institute of the LDS Hospital-Deseret Foundation.

Dr. Homer R. Warner will receive the honor at a banquet scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Little America Hotel.Gov. Norm Bangerter will be master of ceremonies for the program, which will include the presentation of a video, "Medical Computers - Dream to Reality." Dr. Alan R. Nelson, immediate past president of the American Medical Association and president-elect of the World Medical Association, will speak.

Warner, 69, served as director of the cardiovascular laboratory at LDS Hospital from 1954 through 1970 and retired from the hospital in 1984. He is a professor and department chairman in the department of medical informatics at the University of Utah Hospital.

Some of Warner's colleagues in research at LDS Hospital - Drs. Paul D. Clayton, Reed M. Gardner, Hiram N. Marshall and T. Allan Pryor - will also be honored at the banquet.