The Metabolomics Core at U of U Health empowers researchers at the U and beyond to sort through the stream of metabolites with the aim of understanding disease and developing new treatments. ... Read More
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Paul Sigala, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Utah Health, was named a 2018 Pew Scholar for his lab’s interdisciplinary approach to developing novel methods for combatting malaria, one of the most common infectious diseases and a public health threat worldwide.... Read MoreBiochemistry
Former University of Utah Inventor Robert Jarvik Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Artificial Heart
United Business Media (UBM) will honor Robert Jarvik, MD, for Lifetime Achievement during the Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East on June 12 in New York City. ... Read More
Researchers are turning to safety protocols to reduce the transmission of antibiotic-resistant organisms, like Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and influenza. The health care environment, however, may be setting health care workers up for failure.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV Related Cancers in the United States
Nearly 80 million Americans — one out of every four people — are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering figures and the availability of a vaccine to prevent the infections that cause these cancers, HPV vaccination remains low in the United States. ... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah will host the 2nd annual Building Research Integrity Through Reproducibility conference to be held on June 15, 2018 at the S. J. Quinney College of Law.... Read More
University of Utah Health Ranks 19 Among Health Care Institutions for Scientific Research, According to Nature Index
In 2018, University of Utah Health was ranked 19th out of 100 top health care institutions worldwide for scientific research by the Nature Index, up 31 percent from last year’s ranking. ... Read MoreSelect...
Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation and University of Utah Health Take the Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes On the Road
University of Utah Health today launched The Wellness Bus, a unique approach to directly reach underserved communities in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, including those populations particularly at risk for developing the disease. ... Read More
The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah is notifying 607 patients of a potential disclosure of some of their information following a theft of electronic equipment.... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences,Select...
On April 3, 2018, we learned a computer and associated external storage device used to take and store retinal images were stolen from the U of U Health John A. Moran Eye Center. ... Read MoreSelect...,Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Often what kills cancer patients is not the cancer at its original or primary site, but its spread to secondary sites within the body, through a process called metastasis. In the case of breast cancer, the tumor often spreads to the bone, and it is this bone metastasis that results in intense pain and precedes spread to other organs.... Read MoreSelect...
The best stories move us deeply, striking an emotional and inspiring chord. Huntsman Cancer Institute director of nursing Sue Childress shared the following essay, first composed for a Huntsman writing group, and we loved the way it tied intimate insights gathered at the bedside with the positive transformation Sue was lucky to witness outside the hospital. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a pun as strong as “Freudian Slippers.”... Read More
Every Accelerate interview starts with “why” — what inspires and motivates us as individuals? Chief Medical Officer Tom Miller reflects on the touchstone that has guided him through his career in medicine: the ability to change someone’s life and make a difference.... Read More
Huntsman Cancer Institute First Adult Cancer Hospital in Mountain West to Offer CAR T Cell Therapy to Patients
Huntsman Cancer Institute announced today that it has been certified to offer both chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The therapies are approved for types of aggressive blood cancers, including B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. HCI is one of a few locations nationwide, and the only in the Mountain West, approved to offer these new therapies to adult cancer patients.... Read MoreSelect...
Huntsman Cancer Institute Opens Center for HOPE and is Awarded $9.7 Million to Improve Health Among Underserved Populations
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) today announced the opening of the Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a new research and clinical space dedicated to preventing cancer and improving health among underserved populations and improving outcomes in cancer patients. The center recently received $9.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to fund a clinical trial researching new and effective approaches to reduce tobacco use.... Read MoreSelect...
Researchers at University of Utah address fundamental questions by studying short sleepers, folks who report regularly getting less than six hours of sleep every night yet do not report any negative effects.... Read MoreNeurology
A core improvement principle states that the expert is the person doing the work. Utah’s system-wide effort to reduce sepsis puts this principle into action. To adapt to the fast-paced nature of the Emergency Department, an interdisciplinary team used a simple tool: a paper checklist. Clinical nurse coordinator Jamie Troyer and nurse educator Emilie Johnson share how and why the checklist works.... Read More
Including patients in treatment planning improves their experience, and patient reported outcomes (PROs) offer new ways to do just that — talking with patients about how treatment impacts their daily life. Clinical Nurse Coordinator Lisa McMurtrey shares the Burn Clinic team’s award-winning work implementing PROs during patient visits without disrupting flow.... Read More
Persistence Pays Off in Discovery That Could Lead to Improved Treatment and Survivability of Patients with Brain Tumors
Gliomas are the most common type of central nervous system cancer but how these tumors develop is not fully understood. Sheri Holmen, PhD a researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and professor of surgery at the University of Utah just published the results of her research on gliomas in Cell Reports. The work is focused on a mutated gene that is a critical piece of the puzzle for glioma development, according to Holmen’s work.... Read MoreSelect...
Real teams are the antidote to the chaos of modern medicine. “Real teams know each other, feel loyalty to one another, trust one another, and would not want to disappoint one another” (Tom Lee, NEJM Catalyst 2016). Practicing are conversations between real team members about why the work matters. Our goal is to preserve and share the stories of the teams at University of Utah Health.... Read More