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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 ...

Pathologist June Round Earns Prestigious Award From W.M. Keck Foundation

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 ...

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.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 22, 2020

After a period of decline and stabilization, Utah has seen a significant increase in the number of individuals testing positive for coronavirus. As the number of people with active coronavirus infections in Utah goes up, we expect to see a corresponding increase in hospitalizations across the state. This is a worrisome trend but reversible if we all work together.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 15, 2020

Based on the last few days of testing, the number of Utahns with active cases of coronavirus is increasing. It is difficult to determine whether this increase is a function of recent testing disruptions caused by weather, Labor Day holiday transmissions, or a combination of other factors. Additional data will help us gain a clearer picture.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 8, 2020

We continue to watch the coronavirus numbers statewide, with a close view on Salt Lake County—where the majority of our University of Utah community lives. Positive test and hospitalization trends in SL County continue downward with slight upticks in both statewide.

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, September 1, 2020

The keywords this week are “leveled off but stable.” Fewer symptomatic people are presenting for PCR testing at our community clinics. Our focus and attention expand to our campus community, which includes Salt Lake County. Hospitalizations have been decreasing, although percent positivity is rising slightly.

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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