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Mar 15, 2019


Matching the Best Treatment to Rare Childhood Diseases

Expert recommendations reassure families and insurance companies that new treatments for rare childhood diseases have a greater chance of success.

Mar 02, 2019


TBI and Kids: New Treatment Guidelines Issued

To help promote the highest standards of care, and improve the overall rates of survival and recovery following TBI, experts issued the 3rd edition of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for the Management of Pediatri...

Feb 26, 2019


University of Utah Health Awarded NIH Grant to Study Early O...

University of Utah Health was awarded a seven-year, multiple-million dollar contract to carry out a series of studies focusing on improving population health throughout the life-course surrounding fertility, pregnancy an...

Jan 31, 2019


U of U Health-Produced Short Film One in a Million Premieres...

University of Utah Health is proud to present One in a Million, an original short documentary co-directed by two acclaimed independent filmmakers, Jeremiah Zagar and Ross Kauffman.

Nov 21, 2018


Lack of Diagnosis May Not Mean the Absence of Disease

Researchers found a strong disparity in leukodystrophy diagnoses, despite the fact that the genetic mutations responsible for the disease were similar for different racial groups.

Nov 08, 2018


Failing to Report Corporate Financial Ties in Research: How ...

A prominent cancer researcher failed to report conflicts of interest, receiving millions of dollars of payments from drug and health care companies, recently reported by The New York Times and ProPublica. Soon after, the...

Sep 24, 2018


A Mission to Solve Medical Mysteries: University of Utah Hea...

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has designated University of Utah Health as one of a dozen medical centers in the national Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN), dedicated to finding answers for patients with undiagn...

Sep 12, 2018


University Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit Celebrates 5...

Some were patients, some were parents, and some were doctors and staff who have cared for the smallest and the sickest babies at University of Utah Hospital. All came together on September 12th 2018 to mark the 50th anni...

Aug 13, 2018


Genetic Tools Uncover Cause of Childhood Seizure Disorder Mi...

Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed high-tech tools to uncover the genetic cause of the most difficult to diagnose cases of early childhood seizures.

Jul 18, 2018


National Panel Issues Guidelines on Controversial Issue of R...

Have you ever given a blood sample for a research study and a few months later wondered, “what happened to that study?” A National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine panel has taken on the controversial i...

Apr 19, 2018

Education, Clinical

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD appointed Chair, Department of P...

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, will join University of Utah Health as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective June 4, 2018. Giardino will replace Edward B. Clark, MD who has served in that role since 1996.

Apr 09, 2018


Could Video Games Help Kids Recover from Cancer?

A team of researchers at University of Utah Health have developed EmpowerStars!, a mobile video game to help pediatric cancer patients as they progress through and complete cancer therapy.

Mar 08, 2018

Education, ClinicalResearch

Global Health Fellows Help the Smallest Patients at Home and...

The GRUCH Fellowship program at University of Utah Health was designed to train pediatricians to become global health leaders.

Dec 01, 2017


Marking World AIDS Day: U of U Health to Provide Free HIV-Pr...

Utah will soon be home to one of the only free HIV prevention clinics in the U.S., and it all started with a plucky medical student named Jorgen Madsen. Starting in January, everyone — whether they have insurance or no...

Nov 20, 2017

U of U Health Professor Kurt Albertine Named AAAS Fellow

Kurt Albertine, Ph.D., professor in Pediatrics at University of Utah Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Oct 19, 2017


Care for the Smallest Patients Earns Carrie Byington a Spot ...

Carrie Byington, MD, whose world-class work as a clinician researcher in pediatric infectious disease, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Oct 07, 2017


U.S. Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games Were Infected with West...

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 infe...

Sep 13, 2017


Treating CMV, a Virus More Prevalent than Zika, Could Preven...

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).

Mar 31, 2017


One Has It and One Doesn't: Changing the Trajectory of a Rar...

A brother and sister share the same rare disease. Only, while the girl is disabled for life, her brother is a typical, rambunctious preschooler. The difference? The brother was diagnosed at birth and the sister was not. ...

Jan 24, 2017


Body Cooling vs. Active Fever Prevention: Similar Outcomes f...

Emergency body cooling does not improve survival or functional outcomes in children who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest any more than normal temperature control, according to a multicenter study led by the Universi...

Dec 13, 2016


Voices in Precision Medicine: Speaking on the Law, Ethics, a...

Precision medicine promises health care tailored to every individual, a mission that opens exciting possibilities and poses unique challenges. How do we control cost, equalize access to care, and speed the journey to suc...