Academics & Research

Research

Innovative, Basic, & Clinical 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

2018 Bench-to-Bedside Awards Grand Prize to Real-time Fertility Device
Education, Research, Recognition, Clinical
Apr 19, 2018

2018 Bench-to-Bedside Awards Grand Prize to Real-time Fertility Device

Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, , bench to bedside, medical device

A team of students from University of Utah Health set out to help mitigate these frustrations with a medical device they presented at the 2018 annual Bench-to-Bedside competition. Their team, PreOv, received the $50,000 grand prize for its low-cost, user-friendly device that accurately provides couples with real-time fertility information. ... Read More

Mind the Gap: Increasing Diversity in Research Will Open Doors for Precision Medicine
Research
Mar 30, 2018

Mind the Gap: Increasing Diversity in Research Will Open Doors for Precision Medicine

Science is known for its rigor. Exemplary experiments are systematic and controlled, and, in fields such as medicine, examining large populations is key. Meticulous science has translated into medical advances that are coming at a furious pace. But when it comes to serving minority populations, research has missed the mark. Health disparities have developed, and the risks of this gross oversight have become all too apparent.... Read More

Driving Discovery


Autistic Youth Speak Out on Adulthood

The teen years can be fraught with emotion, but this difficult period is also a time of exploration and independence as adolescents begin to plan for the future. This transition is particularly demanding for autistic ...

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Could Video Games Help Kids Recover from Cancer?

Cancer treatment aims to eradicate disease from the body, but the chemotherapy-related effects can be challenging. The medical community focuses on recovering physical strength, flexibility, and endurance during and a...

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A Rare Gene Mutation May Explain Some Cases of ALS

Scientists at University of Utah Health joined an international team of researchers on a project that identified a gene mutation that may be responsible for some sporadic and familial cases of Amyotrophic lateral scle...

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Intruder Alert: Cell Surveillance System Distinguishes Virus from Self

It is important to know when to sound the alarm and when to avoid calling the police on your housemate rather than an intruder. Our cells face a similar task—is the invader a virus or just something t...

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