Scientists at U of U Health have recreated in a test tube the first steps of infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS enabling identification of essential components the virus needs to replicate within its human host. ... Read MoreBiochemistry
What is the Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative
The Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative at University of Utah Health was formally established in 2017 on the premise that a better understanding of the three "I"s will fundamentally change the way we think about disease.
The vision of the 3i Initiative at the University of Utah is to become a center of scientific excellence known internationally for its top-tier research performed at the nexus of the immunology, inflammation and infectious disease fields to make fundamental discoveries that ultimately improve patient care.
It is built on a strong foundation of almost 180
University of Utah Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, Ph.D., has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as a “genius grant.” ... Read MoreHuman Genetics
Three U of U Health Scientists Receive NIH Director’s High-Risk High-Reward Grants Recognizing Innovation and Impact
The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants to University of Utah Health scientists through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program that funds highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists. ... Read MoreBiochemistry,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Human Genetics
SCALE-UP Utah Awarded $5 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing Among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
With a goal of reducing health disparities in Utah, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5 million to researchers at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The team is leading SCALE-UP Utah, an initiative that aims to increase the acceptance, reach, uptake and long-term sustainability of COVID-19 screening and testing. ... Read MoreBiomedical Informatics,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine
Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers at the University of Utah. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
The University of Utah reports $603 million in research funding for fiscal year 2020. Two-thirds of the U’s research funding comes from U of U Health, reaching $408 million in FY 2020, demonstrating continuous growth for the past seven years.... Read More