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Pathologist June Round awarded $1M from the W.M. Keck Foundation to Expand Research on the Microbiota

June Round, PhD, associate professor in microbiology and immunology at University of Utah Health and cancer researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute, received a $1M grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to expand research on influence of gastrointestinal health and the microbiota on a variety of disorders. Round aims to understand ...

Clues to COVID-19 Complications Come from NET-like Inflammatory Response

SALT LAKE CITY – An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses—is part of an immune response that becomes increasingly hyperactive in people on ventilators and people who die from ...

Genome-wide Pattern Found in Tumors from Brain Cancer Patients Predicts Life Expectancy

Proof of principle study highlights mathematical methods that are uniquely suited for personalized medicine For the past 70 years, the best indicator of life expectancy for a patient with glioblastoma (GBM) — the most common and the most aggressive brain cancer — has simply been age at diagnosis. Now, an international ...

University of Utah Invests $1.3 million in COVID-19 Research

Funding supports 56 projects across campus, from domestic violence to drug development. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, University of Utah scientists are at the forefront of efforts to learn more about how to lasso the virus that causes it and understand its potential long-term social, economic, ...

Neurologist Jennifer Majersik Selected for Fulbright Scholar Award

Jennifer Majersik, MD, Division Chief of Vascular Neurology at University of Utah Health, will be serving as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Health for six months at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle, Australia beginning January, 2021. Administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ...

University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare Launch COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Researchers from University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have launched two vital clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of two drugs – hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin – to treat patients with COVID-19 (infection with the novel coronavirus). Researchers from the two health systems plan ...

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.



Mental Health Care in a Pandemic

We are living through a period of increased emotional strain and mental health disruptions. Providers note an increase in reports of stress, anxiety, fear, and suicidal thoughts even among people with no prior psychiatric history. Kristin Francis, MD, provides wellness tips and behavioral techniques for actively building resilience.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 7, 2020

Current averages indicate that more Utahns are testing positive for coronavirus every day, with about 12,000 active cases across the state. Hospitalization of COVID-19 patients continues to rise in Utah although at a lower rate than the increase in cases. Masking, handwashing, and physical distancing continue to be our best measures for slowing the spread of the virus.

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Hope for Change

Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, recently shared her personal and family experience with racism and the sense of hope, unity, and meaningful change she has about the future.

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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