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$28 Million to Explore HIV’s Inner Workings and Vulnerabilities

A University of Utah Health-led multi-institutional research center that studies the inner workings and vulnerabilities of HIV, the human immunodeficieny virus that causes AIDS, recently received a five-year, $28 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health. Since its founding in 2007, the CHEETAH Center for Structural Biology of HIV ...

Scientists Trace Earliest Cases of COVID-19 to Market in Wuhan, China

Información en español An international team of 18 researchers, including a scientist at University of Utah Health, have determined that the earliest cases of COVID-19 in humans arose at a wholesale fish market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. They linked these cases to bats, foxes and other live mammals infected ...

Scientists Find Soft Sea Corals Are Source of Sought-After “Anti-Cancer” Compound

(Salt Lake City) - The bottom of the ocean is full of mysteries but scientists have recently uncovered one of its best-kept secrets. For 25 years, drug hunters have been searching for the source of a natural chemical that had shown promise in initial studies for treating cancer. Now, researchers ...

Searching for Solutions to Prevent and Treat Epilepsy

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $34 million contract renewal with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to test and identify novel investigational therapeutics for preventing the development of epilepsy and treating refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy (Contract ...

Preventing Web-like NETs from Clogging Blood Vessels Could Improve Stroke Outcomes

Preventing the formation of a sticky, web-like substance that can form in blood vessels after a stroke could protect the brain and lead to better outcomes for patients, studies in mice suggest. The research was reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and led by scientists at University of Utah ...

Marine Snail Inspires Fast-Acting Injectable Insulin for Better Diabetes Control

For millions of people with diabetes, insulin is essential medicine. But for some ocean-dwelling predators, insulin is a weapon. With a burst of venom, a fish-hunting cone snail can drop the blood sugar of its prey so precipitously that it quickly becomes paralyzed and defenseless. That remarkable phenomenon has inspired ...

Aug

10

Elevating Educator Well-Being

At the first in-person gathering in more than two years, core educators at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine explored ways to elevate their own well-being—at a systemic and individual level. We have an opportunity to change the culture of medicine through our faculty and as we educate future physicians. While we can take steps as individuals and groups to make our own experience better, we need to be part of a system that supports well-being.

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Aug

4

Making Oral Health Services More Accessible

In ten years, the University of Utah School of Dentistry has built one of the most innovative community-based oral health care systems in the nation. It did this, not by simply showing up, but by actively seeking out underserved communities, breaking barriers to oral health care access, partnering with more organizations, and building more clinics.

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Jul

27

Crisis, Experimentation, and Growth: A Look Back at the History of the University of Utah School of Medicine

Building 521, home of the University of Utah School of Medicine, is soon to be replaced with the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine building. For now, the medical school sits as it has for nearly 60 years. Though antiquated today, its plain red brick exterior was once the subject of heated debate. In fact, the School of Medicine represented a major turning point in University of Utah history.

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Jul

19

Research Leadership Agenda Focuses on People and Societal Impact

Newly appointed Associate Vice President for Research Rachel Hess, MD, MS, seeks to build on a legacy of innovation and collaboration. Hess believes in using transparency to build trust with our research community. By understanding diverse perspectives she aims to support and encourage novel ideas through research, making U of U Health the ultimate destination for anyone working in academic health.

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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