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Research

In addition to education, and the multitude of avenues and services that University of Utah Health provides, our faculty and staff conduct, collaborate, and initiate research. We advance knowledge through innovative, basic, and clinical research and translate our discoveries into applications that help people.

The University of Utah is ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation with particular distinctions in medicine and genetics. As a result of our benchmarking research, the university received over $309 million in research and student aid funding from external sources and ranks 15th in the nation for significant awards to faculty for research efforts.

Research in the health sciences spans many fields of study. From genetics, to molecular biology – from biomedical engineering to drug and pharmaceutical research; University of Utah researchers are on the leading edge of the development and enhancement of knowledge in the medical and health sciences.

News & Blog

Working in Harmony: New Insights into How Packages of DNA Orchestrate Development
Health Care Transformation, Clinical, Education, Research
Feb 15, 2018

Working in Harmony: New Insights into How Packages of DNA Orchestrate Development

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

New research from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can give rise to all the many cell types of the adult animal. The findings, published today in the journal Cell, have significant implications for understanding how early development is orchestrated, and provides a mechanism for how parental environment might impact the expression of these genes in the offspring.... Read More

Changes in genes involved in DNA repair and packaging linked to risk of multiple myeloma
Education, Clinical, Research, Health Care Transformation
Feb 01, 2018

Changes in genes involved in DNA repair and packaging linked to risk of multiple myeloma

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

Researchers have identified two gene regions that contribute to multiple myeloma, an inherited cancer that occurs in bone marrow, through a new method that makes use of human disease pedigrees. Nicola Camp and Rosalie Waller of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and colleagues report their findings February 1st in PLOS Genetics. ... Read More

Driving Discovery


A Field-friendly Test for Cholera Reigns in Disease

Scientists at University of Utah Health have developed a test that can quickly identify populations that had been recently infected with cholera. The new test can be easily deployed in the field as a first step in dec...

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Managing Chronic Pain during the Opioid Crisis: Add a Pharmacist to the Care Team

As the opioid epidemic continues to batter communities across the country, primary care physicians are on the front lines, providing about half of all opioid prescriptions in the United States. Managing care for patie...

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Moran Eye Center Researchers Show Potential Risk of Using Erythropoietin to Treat Eye Disease

The important role of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), which works to increase red blood cell production, in treating anemia has been known for decades. But as clinical trials examine EPO as a potential treatment for...

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Learning From Flies: Insights Into Treatment for the Rare Genetic Disease, NGLY1 Deficiency

When there are fewer than two dozen people in the world with a specific disease, the hopes for finding new treatments are minimal. But a team led by Clement Chow, Ph.D., a geneticist at University of Utah Health, show...

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