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HMHI Releases Community Crisis Intervention 2021 Annual Report

Today – Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) released its Community Crisis Intervention Annual Report for 2021, showing the demand for mental health crisis services reached record heights over the past year. This includes a 32% increase in calls to the Utah Crisis Line. “The pandemic has exacerbated an already growing mental ...

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 ...



COVID-19 Update, January 25, 2022

Tracking the data from other states and their Omicron waves suggests about a three-week average to get from initial rise in new cases to peak levels of infection. Although states have different levels of preventive measures, the timeline currently appears consistent. As such, Utah cases have dropped below 10,000/day for a seven-day average, with 6,600 cases reported today. Although hospitalizations are at an all-time high in Utah, we are seeing what appears to be a plateau in admissions locally.

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COVID-19 Update, January 18, 2022

Current numbers of coronavirus cases appear to indicate the Omicron surge may be peaking both locally and nationally. However, we need to continue to watch trends for the next several days to account for decreased testing and reporting over the holiday weekend. A significant rise in hospitalization continues for patients in Utah who are admitted both for and with an Omicron infection. New data visualizations by U of U Health’s Erin Clouse suggest that Utah may soon see a drop in cases, as other states have seen after a 21-day surge.

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COVID-19 Update, January 11, 2022

Omicron has quickly spread across the entire country with a seven-day average of more than 750,000 cases per day. In Utah, we are approaching an average of 8,000 per day. We are seeing quickly increasing numbers of patients admitted to the hospital though we continue to track the severity and length of these admissions. Fortunately, and so far, we haven’t seen a parallel rise in deaths.

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Nourishing the Roots of Rural Health

Founded in 2018, the Rural and Underserved Utah Training Experience (RUUTE) program offers hands-on experiences for medical students interested in serving rural and underserved areas of Utah. Through outreach in rural schools, RUUTE also exposes thousands of students every year to educational and career possibilities within the health sciences.

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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