Carrie Byington, Ph.D., whose world-class work as a clinician researcher in pediatric infectious disease, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). ... Read MorePediatrics
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The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology. Anne Kirchhoff, PhD, investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah and assistant professor of pediatrics, led the study. Her goal was to examine the prevalence of job lock in full-time, employed childhood cancer survivors. Job lock is when an employee stays at a job in order to keep work-related health insurance. ... Read More
This $24 million grant, which will be distributed over five years, will empower research efforts to explore the fundamental structural biology of the HIV virus, from replication to infection. ... Read More
Making Sense of Doctor's Notes: Data-Mining Tools Earn U of U Health Biomedical Informaticist Wendy Chapman Spot in National Academy of Medicine
Wendy Chapman, Ph.D., the chair of biomedical informatics at University of Utah Health whose informatics tools have been applied toward addressing a wide array of problems in health care, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). ... Read MoreBiomedical Informatics
David Turok MD MPH, Associate Professor and Family Planning Division Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been awarded a five-year Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). ... Read MoreSelect...
Utah has had the nation's greatest incidence of melanoma from 2010 to 2014, the last year for which data is available. Its rates of melanoma have more than doubled in the past 17 years, from 20 to 42 cases for every 100,000 people, according to the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Registry.... Read More
University of Utah Health and the Salt Lake Police Department will adhere to these policies moving forward. ... Read More
U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. ... Read MorePediatrics
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New research from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah and collaborators at University of Utah Health (U of U Health) sheds light on the complex process that occurs in the development of human sperm stem cells. This is the first study to characterize the changes human sperm stem cells undergo as they mature. The results have implications for understanding male infertility as well as cancer development and were published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell. ... Read More
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has announced David Gaffney, MD, PhD, as Senior Director for Clinical Research. In this position, Gaffney oversees HCI’s clinical research efforts which include more than 200 active clinical cancer trials at any given time. ... Read More
A new study shows that patients reap a number of health benefits that persist long-term. They not only maintain weight loss but also have a lower incidence of diabetes and high blood pressure.... Read More
The research will look at pain in military members and veterans. ... Read MoreSelect...
The program is aimed at helping high use patients. ... Read MoreSelect...
Tumor-destroying vaccines have emerged as a new weapon in the fight against cancer. Conventional vaccines prevent people from getting sick in the first place. Now scientists are testing a new type of vaccine that treats existing cancers by spurring immune cells to go on the attack. These drugs—known as therapeutic vaccines—hold the potential to plunge cancers into remission without causing the side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy. ... Read More
University of Utah Health has been once again named a winner of the prestigious 2017 Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. ... Read More
A University of Utah-led nationwide clinical trial will test a novel approach to combat hearing loss in children infected by a relatively unknown virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV). ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Researchers at University of Utah Health clarified a molecular pathway responsible for the formation of cleft palate and identified a new treatment to reverse this defect in mouse pups in-utero. ... Read MoreHuman Genetics
The University of Utah has announced a significant gift from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation for the new Tye Noorda Oral Health Services Endowment in the School of Dentistry. ... Read More