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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, ...

Why Patients Lie to Their Doctors

Fear of being judged and embarrassed are among the reasons (Salt Lake City) – When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you’ve been eating lately? If you’ve ever stretched the truth, you’re not alone. 60 to 80 percent ...

White House Names University of Utah Bioethicist Maureen Condic to Six-Year Term on National Science Board

Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health and University Ombudsman, has been named a member of the National Science Board (NSB) by the White House. Condic is to be one of seven new appointees to the 25-member board who ...

ADHD May Increase Risk of Parkinsons Disease and Similar Disorders

While about 11 percent of children (4-17 years old) nationwide have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the long-term health effects of having ADHD and of common ADHD medications remains understudied. Researchers at University of Utah Health found that ADHD patients had an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s and ...

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