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Study Follows Human History and Migration of Disease

Understanding geographic distribution, ancestry of disease could help identify people who are at risk. (Salt Lake City) - University of Utah Health scientists have documented the spread of a disease gene across continents and over centuries. The genetic mutation causes a heart arrhythmia, known as atrial fibrillation (AF), that manifests in ...

Artificial Intelligence-Based Technology Quickly Identifies Genetic Causes of Serious Disease

An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists from University of Utah Health and Fabric Genomics, collaborators on a study led by Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The benchmark finding, published in Genomic Medicine, foreshadows ...

U of U Health Research Funding Reaches New High

Adapted from a press release by University Marketing and Communications. U of U Health Sciences research funding has seen continued growth since fiscal year 2013. Credit: Jessica Cagle University of Utah research funding continues to grow, totaling $641 million in fiscal year 2021 (FY21), which ended June 30. The total is a ...

CRISPR-based Technology to Speed Identification of Genes Involved in Health, Disease

Zebrafish—small, fast-growing creatures who share many of the same genes as humans—are instrumental to many biologists, who find them uniquely well suited for studying a wide range of questions, from how organisms develop to how the nervous system drives behavior. Now, with a new technology developed by University of Utah ...

Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute Advances Efforts to Translate Discoveries to Impact Human Health

The University of Utah announces a new institute on campus: the Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), formerly known as the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). Continuously funded since 2008 as part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Clinical and Translational Science Award ...

Fungi That Live in the Gut Influence Health and Disease

(Salt Lake City) - Bacteria’s role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equally important in health and disease. Fungi thrive in the healthy gut, but ...



Momentum for Anti-Racism Commission

In response to the 2020 petition from medical students for White Coats 4 Black Lives, the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine organized an Anti-Racism Commission with student and faculty representatives. José Rodríguez, MD, Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, shares the significant gains made over the past year.

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Building Diabetes Awareness

The Driving Out Diabetes Initiative (DODI) is beginning its fourth year of helping Utah families better manage diabetes or lower the risk of developing it. Innovative programs have reached more than 128,000 people. While keeping people who live with diabetes safe and healthy, DODI supports research to end the chronic metabolic disease which has no cure.

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Science Careers Are Made Here

Nels Elde, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Genetics, has been recognized for his innovative investigations into the molecular mechanisms that drive evolution. He delivered the 2021 H.A. and Edna Benning Medical Society Lecture. Recently, he was named a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and last year he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as a “genius grant,” for his genetics research.

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Comprehensive Care for Our Veterans

The opening of the South Jordan VA Clinic marks an exciting new chapter in the 75-year partnership between U of U Health and the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The clinic is making it easier for more veterans to receive the comprehensive care they need closer to home. Dayle Benson, DHA, and Derek Sakata, MD, share highlights from the clinic's first year in operation.

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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.

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 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