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Program Nationally Recognized for Setting American Indian Students on Career Paths in Science and Medicine

NARI 2019 A University of Utah Health Department of Pediatrics program that supports academic, career, and personal development of American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduates from across the country has received recognition from the National Indian Health Board. The National Impact Award honors individuals and organizations whose work has made an ...

U of U Health Research Sees Continuous Growth in Funding for Seventh Year in a Row

Two years after achieving a $500 million funding milestone and with the added boost of funding for research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Utah reports $603 million in research funding for fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30. "We would like to express our appreciation to our donors, ...

Cardiologist Rashmee Shah Earns Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Award

Rashmee Shah, MD, MS, an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Utah Health, is among 17 physician-scientists in the country who have been awarded a three-year $495,000 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). This award funds physician-scientists in the early ...

Epidemiologist Matthew Samore Receives Veterans Administration Under Secretary's Award

Matthew H. Samore, MD, has earned the 2019 Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research—the highest honor for a VA health services researcher. Samore has met the major criteria for this award by:  Improving our understanding of factors that affect the health of Veterans and the quality of ...

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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Since 2012, Algorithms for Innovation has been asking questions and searching for solutions to some of the most impossible problems facing health care today. We believe there's an unprecedented opportunity to invent a new vision for health care, and academic medicine is poised to lead the way. Algorithms for Innovation is designed to spark conversations, highlight best practices, and foster collaboration to help transform the future.



COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 24, 2020

Nearly one hundred people per day are being admitted to Utah hospitals. About one in fifty-two Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection, and COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in our state, behind heart disease and cancer. As we approach Thanksgiving, please stay safe and encourage others to do all they can to reverse these trends.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 17, 2020

Unfortunately, pandemic trends from previous weeks continue. Approximately one in 70 Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection. We are seeing rapidly increasing numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths. As we combat the pandemic together, new testing strategies, therapeutics and vaccines offer hope for the coming year.

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Our Strategic Roadmap to 2025

After a year-long grassroots process we called “strategy refresh,” U of U Health has finalized a strategic vision to guide our work for the next five years. The project was built concurrently with the University of Utah, tapping into talent and expertise across campus. We want you to join us in this journey and are eager to hear your thoughts on the strategy for the next five years. Join us at a campus-wide Town Hall on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12pm to discuss it.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 10, 2020

The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths is now the third highest cause of death in Utah, below heart disease and cancer. Asymptomatic testing procedures, as laid out by the CDC and other federal leaders, may help us begin to curtail the rise in cases.

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In Utah, you can truly have it all. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer newcomers diverse neighborhoods, great schools, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. A strong economy and low cost of living make Utah a perfect choice to call home.

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 ten 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