Dr. Lowry Bushnell, Department of Psychiatry faculty member and clinical director of the Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders Clinic, is one of six individuals to receive the newly formed Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair.... Read MorePsychiatry
Most Recent News
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
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
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...
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...
Three common antidepressants – Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram), and Prozac (fluoxetine) – could be less effective at high elevations, suggests research involving lab rats and led by scientists at University of Utah Health.... Read MorePsychiatry
University of Utah Health announced a gift of $1.25 million to create the Fred W. and Christine A. Fairclough Endowed Chair in the Department of Neurology. Kevin C. (KC) Brennan, MD, has been named as the first recipient. Dr. Brennan is a clinician scientist who specializes in the treatment of headache disorders, in particular migraine and post-traumatic headaches.... Read MoreNeurology
University of Utah Health biochemist Dana Carroll, Ph.D., is one of four honorees who will be awarded the 2018 Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. ... Read MoreBiochemistry
The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Read More
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
Continuing its run of high-profile recognition for exceptional quality and employee engagement, University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics has been named to the 2018 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America," released annually by Becker’s Healthcare.... Read More
Continuing its run of high-profile recognition for exceptional quality and employee engagement, University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics has been named to the 2018 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America," released annually by Becker’s Healthcare.... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah Researchers Seek to Improve Low Back Pain Treatment with Help From $9.7 Million PCORI Grant
A new University of Utah Health study led by Julie Fritz, PT, Ph.D., will seek to help patients gain relief from low back pain thanks to a $9.7 million grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).... Read MoreSelect...
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
University of Utah Health was named one of the best places to work in the country, according to Forbes. The ranking, in collaboration with the analytics firm Statista, reflects the findings of 30,000 employees working for large U.S. companies and organizations.... Read More