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Men Who Avoid Teen Parenthood Through Partners’ Use of Abortion Gain Long-Term Economic Benefits, First of Its Kind Study Says

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls’ access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and subsequent educational attainment, avoidance of bad relationships and socioeconomic status.Now, a first of its kind study by a team of University of Utah researchers shows the girls’ teenage male partners ...

University of Utah Names Six Additional Recipients of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The presidential chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the ...

Tiny Change Has Big Effects, Reverses Prediabetes in Mice

Results highlight potential diabetes drug target and role for ceramides in sensing nutrition. A small chemical change — shifting the position of two hydrogen atoms — makes the difference between mice that are healthy and mice with insulin resistance and fatty liver, major risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Making ...

NIH Grant Funds Research into New Approaches to Tackle Opioid Epidemic

Utah is not immune to the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the country. The state has witnesses more than 450 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017, a rate higher than the national average (15.5 compared to 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people). A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at University of Utah Health ...

Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

(Salt Lake City) - An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the ...

University of Utah Health recognized by Forbes as “America’s Best Employer” for the second year in a row

University of Utah Health is recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes for the second year running. Previous rankings were for the year 2018. U of U Health is the only Utah health care system listed in the rankings, and is one of only two Utah organizations to ...

University of Utah Hospital recognized by Becker’s as “Top 100 Great Hospitals in America” for 2019

University of Utah Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s top 100 great hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review. U of U Hospital is one of only two Utah organizations to be recognized by Becker’s with this prestigious honor. Becker’s based their analysis on ranking and award agencies, such as U.S. ...

Touch a Human Brain and Learn About the Wonders of the Mind During Brain Awareness Week

Utah Brain Awareness Week teaches students and the public about the brain and brain health as part of an international outreach campaign. (Salt Lake City) – Members of the public can touch a human brain during Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, March 16 at The Leonardo. Brain Awareness Day activities will ...

U of U Health's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Ranked 1st in the Nation by BRIMR

University of Utah Health’s Department of Orthopaedic surgery was ranked number one in the nation by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) rankings for 2018. This is the first time that a University of Utah Health department has received a top BRIMR ranking. BRIMR rankings are compiled annually to ...

Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Mitigating Concussive Brain Injuries

With Super Bowl LIII on the horizon, Americans are gearing up to celebrate the modern-day clash of the titans. For many, football has become a taboo topic, as former fans abandon the sport to protest traumatic brain injuries caused by players hurling their bodies against one anotheragain and again and ...

U of U Health-Produced Short Film One in a Million Premieres During Sundance Film Festival

University of Utah Health is proud to present One in a Million, an original short documentary co-directed by two acclaimed independent filmmakers, Jeremiah Zagar and Ross Kauffman. The film will premiere during a U of U health panel hosted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the tale of Tyler ...

Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide Risk in People with Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 59 children in the United States is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). After decades of research, much about this condition remains unclear. Researchers at the University of Utah Health conducted the first population-based study of suicidality ...

University of Utah Health Awarded CDC Funding to Expand Knowledge About Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The University of Utah’s Department of Psychiatry was awarded a $2 million, four-year grant from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance the capacity of the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD). CDC has launched a new phase of funding for the Autism and Developmental ...

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Commends University of Utah Health for its Commitment to Price Transparency

University of Utah Health was recognized by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Administrator Seema Verma for its work in price transparency. Verma stated in a press call this week that the organization had voluntarily gone beyond required guidelines to promote price transparency for its patients. As of January 1st, ...

Health Care Transformation

Transparency and Trust – Online Patient Reviews of Physicians

(January 19, 2017) Examining review site giant Yelp’s entrance into health care, University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., says transparent, validated data about health care system performance “has the power to change the culture of health care.” The question is, how should information be shared, and by whom.

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She’s Calling for a Health Care Revolution. The Radical First Step: Listen to Patients.

(October 17, 2016) During the past decade, University of Utah Health Care has “repeatedly challenged the conventions of medical care and upended the relationships between doctors and patients,” Casey Ross reports. Now CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is calling for another revolution: defining value according to terms that matter to patients.

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The U’s Health Care System – the World is Paying Attention

(October 10, 2016) “There’s something extraordinary going on at the University of Utah Health Care system that’s promising to revolutionize the way medical care is priced and delivered not only here, but throughout the world – and the world is paying attention,” wrote the Deseret News editorial board in recognizing University of Utah Health Care’s top ranking in the nation for quality.

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University of Utah Health Sciences

University of Utah Health is an economic engine unlike any other in Utah. With more than 14,000 faculty and staff it is one of the state's largest employers and contributes millions of dollars in net tax revenue to Utah every year. But University of Utah Health's impact goes beyond the balance sheet. Its bottom line includes the health and well being of Utah residents in every corner of the state and from all walks of life.

University of Utah Health is the only university health care system in the state of Utah and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. It is also the training ground for most of Utah's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

Named as one of theTop 10 in QualityBy University Health System Consortium for six years in a row

Named the No. 1 hospital in Utah by U.S. News and World Report

Half our providers rank in the top 10%, and a quarter rank in the top 1% for patient satisfaction

Health Sciences Received$270 Million In GrantsDuring Fiscal Year 2015