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Accelerate

A novel community-based model for innovating and promoting best practices and learning in health care improvement, leadership, and wellness.

HMHI

News and stories from Huntsman Mental Health Institute, the Mountain West's premier institution for mental health research, training, and care.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Updates from the NCI-designated research facility and hospital committed to cancer treatment, education, prevention, and care.

HealthFeed

The official blog of University of Utah Health creates consumer-friendly, fact-based information for healthy living, wellness, nutrition, exercise, and more.

Good Notes

Voices and perspectives from leaders across U of U Health's hospitals, schools, colleges, libraries, academic departments, and divisions. 

Moran Eye Center

Updates from the largest eye care center in the Mountain West, with 11 locations offering leading-edge treatment and robust patient support. 

Public Affairs

Press releases, announcements, news articles, and other regular updates from University of Utah Health's Public Affairs and Media Relations team.

Pulse

An internal communications platform, Pulse delivers timely content and employee engagement to more than 20,000 U of U Health team members.

The Scope Radio

Honest conversations with medical experts about health advice, well-being research, and other news you can use to lead a happier life. 

Research & Science

In-depth articles that reflect U of U Health's collaborative DNA, rich clinical environment, and transformative approach to science and medicine.

Algorithms for Innovation

Cultivating dialogue and sparking conversations that address some of the most impossible problems facing health care today.

Most Recent News

May 27, 2022

Research, Education, Clinical

‘An Investment in Science’ — Hartnett Lab Mentors High...

The lab of Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah has been mentoring Timpview High School sophomore Sarah Lee, to award-winning results.

May 20, 2022

Clinical, Education

Moran Alumni Profile: A Conversation with John Haines, MD

A Eugene, Oregon-based comprehensive ophthalmologist who has practiced for 40 years, John Haines, MD, credits his John A. Moran Eye Center mentors for supporting a career founded in compassion and service.

May 11, 2022

Research, Education, Clinical

Life after Death for the Human Eye: Vision Scientists Revive...

Publishing in Nature, a team of researchers from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and collaborators describe how they used the retina as a model of the central nervous system to investigate how neur...

Apr 29, 2022

Clinical, Research, Education

Moran Eye Center Researchers at ARVO

Scientists from the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah will share their latest research at the 2022 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in May.

Apr 21, 2022

Clinical, Research, Education

The Latest Cataract Surgery Technology and More: Moran Eye C...

John A. Moran Eye Center faculty will share research on the latest surgical techniques and technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting this month.

Apr 07, 2022

Clinical, Research, Education

Magazine Names Moran Eye Center’s Ike Ahmed, MD, Second Mo...

The Ophthalmologist has named John A. Moran Eye Center professor and Alan S. Crandall Center for Glaucoma Innovation Director Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, the second most influential person in ophthalmology world...

Mar 28, 2022

Research

How Can we Address Health Disparities? Start with Primary Ca...

An editorial in the Annals of Family Medicine outlines five recommendations to improve health disparities by applying an equity framework to primary care medicine.

Mar 25, 2022

Research

Innovative AI Technology Aids Personalized Care for Diabetes...

Hitachi, Ltd., University of Utah Health, and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. announced the development of an AI method to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who need complex treatment.

Mar 23, 2022

Research

New Potentially Painkilling Compound Found in Deep-Water Con...

In a new study published in Science Advances, researchers report that a group of cone snails produces a venom compound similar to the hormone somatostatin.

Mar 23, 2022

Research

Study Provides Clues on Why Some Bad Infections Persist

A new study led by researchers at University of Utah Health details a novel mechanism that infectious bacteria use to quickly adjust to environmental stress. The discovery could help explain why certain types of common i...

Mar 21, 2022

Research

A Leap of Faith

How a Finnish champion skier and a visionary Utah doctor brought an adaptive-recreation powerhouse to life

Mar 18, 2022

EducationResearch

U of U School of Medicine Class of 2022 Celebrates Match Day

Match Day is when fourth-year medical school students across the nation find out where they will go to complete residency as new doctors. This year’s celebration will be especially meaningful as students and families w...

Mar 18, 2022

Education

Utah Poison Control Center Marks National Poison Prevention ...

The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) will join poison centers and safety advocates across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 20-26, 2022. The week is dedicated to raising awareness ...

Mar 16, 2022

Research

U of U Health Experiment Prepared for Launch to Internationa...

The study, one of 10 space biology research projects selected by NASA in 2021, could help amplify scientific understanding of how human bodies adapt to space,

Mar 14, 2022

Research

Marine Snail Inspires Fast-Acting Injectable Insulin for Bet...

Inspired by venom from a marine snail, University of Utah Health scientists have created a modified form of human insulin that they hope could give patients with diabetes better, more immediate control over their blood s...

Mar 14, 2022

Research

Can We Heal a Failing Heart?

Robin Shaw, MD, PhD, director of the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute (CVRTI) is leading “cell to bedside” approach is designed to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for fai...

Mar 11, 2022

Clinical

Dos años de pandemia de COVID-19 en la Universidad de Utah

En marzo, cumplimos el segundo aniversario de atención a los pacientes con COVID-19 en University of Utah Health. Al igual que el año anterior, 2021 fue un año sin precedentes y marcado por la incertidumbre sobre las ...

Mar 11, 2022

Research, Clinical

Two Years Into the COVID-19 Pandemic at University of Utah H...

In March, we observe the two-year anniversary of providing care to COVID-19 patients at University of Utah Health. The year 2021 was unprecedented and marked with uncertainty over new emerging virus variants.

Mar 11, 2022

Clinical

University of Utah Health Designated Age-Friendly Health Sy...

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has recognized University of Utah Health as achieving Age-Friendly Health System. The designation recognizes a system-wide commitment to improving the health and well-being of old...

Mar 10, 2022

Health Care Transformation, Clinical

Huntsman Mental Health Institute Celebrates $5 Million Donat...

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) announced a generous $5 million gift from Kem and Carolyn Gardner to support the Mental Health Crisis Care Center. Expected to open in 2024 and located on 3300 South between 900 an...

In-Depth Features

Second Chances

When COVID-19 ravaged Manny Arocha, science and medicine at University of Utah Health fought alongside family and faith to save his life.

Pioneering the Future Part 15

With deepening knowledge of the ways in which tumors grow and spread, treatment for many cancers moves past traditional, toxic chemotherapies to more targeted approaches.

Pioneering the Future Part 14

In 2020, the world’s attention turned abruptly to viruses like COVID-19. But scientists have been focused on these diverse and widespread pathogens for decades. 

Pioneering the Future Part 13

Many long-standing health challenges are becoming more manageable thanks to the creativity and perseverance of scientists who have chosen to address difficult problems in innovative ways.

Segundas Oportunidades

Cuando el COVID-19 hizo estragos en Manny Arocha, la ciencia y la medicina en Universidad de Utah se unieron junto a la familia y la fe, para luchar por salvar su vida.

The End of Her Days

One writer's cautionary story about his mother-in-law's severe stroke and her fight to die on her own terms, which taught one family the importance—and limitations—of Advance Directives.

Pioneering the Future Part 12

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and its prevalence continues to rise. Working to keep hearts healthy, researchers can also help them recover when they falter.

Keep Breathing

An early morning shift change in a COVID-19 unit at University Hospital captures the compassion and exhaustion of staff keeping patients alive during a global pandemic.

Pioneering the Future Part 11

Providing the best care requires scientists and clinicians to continually challenge their assumptions, consider new data, and reevaluate how medicine is practiced.

Pioneering the Future Part 10

U of U Health providers are equipped to make better, evidence-based decisions that advance care options. From contraception to cancer, this can lead to improved quality of life for women.

Finishing the Race

Two survivors, two wheels, and a determination to reclaim life illustrate this story of stroke rehabilitation—and the unique connection between provider and patient.

Pioneering the Future Part 9

Cellular metabolism underpins every bodily process. Understanding these energy processes can lead to new treatments for obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.

The Hospital of Their Dreams

At the heart of the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital lies a dedication to helping patients discover their resilience and regain their lives after traumatic spinal cord injuries.

Pioneering the Future Part 8

By uncovering the biological mechanisms behind disease, U of U Health researchers are paving the way to clearer diagnoses, better treatments, and even prevention.

Pioneering the Future Part 7

How do neurons work? What causes them to malfunction? And how can scientists find new treatments for the diseases that affect them? Tracing the roots of long-term memory is a start. 

COVID-19, One Year Later

An interactive journey through one year in the fight against COVID-19—12 months to learn from, 52 weeks to remember, and 365 days to commemorate, one pivotal event at a time.

Pioneering the Future Part 6

Scientists at University of Utah Health are using creative approaches to glean new knowledge about human health from the genome sequences of humans and other animals.

From Amazon to Redwood

Anna Gallegos wanted to change the world. She found a way to do it by helping refugees start new lives and navigate the health care system here in Utah. 

Pioneering the Future Part 5

Gliomas are a deadly form of brain cancer that might reveal potential targets for treating the disease—if researchers can discover how mutations contribute to tumor progression. 

Changing the Pandemic

In December 2020, five University of Utah Health frontline health care workers received the first COVID-19 vaccine in the state of Utah—changing the course of the yearlong pandemic. 

Pioneering the Future Part 4

University of Utah Health scientists are following nature’s lead to create new ways for treating and preventing disease while discovering and developing new drugs.

Unit on the Brink

Unit on the Brink: Voices of the COVID Frontline is a multi-part Clinical podcast series that shares the raw stories of University Hospital workers as they hold the line against COVID-19. 

An Uncertain Recovery

On March 13, 2020, Clement Chow found himself on the leading edge of a tidal wave as one of the first COVID-19 cases in Utah. "I will fight COVID-19 with information," he promised. 

Pioneering the Future Part 3

Researchers at University of Utah Health tackle population-sized problems—then follow through to ensure that their efforts add up to substantial impacts on public health.

State of Suffering

For every person in the US who dies of suicide, twice as many die in Utah. And suicide is the leading cause of death among Utah's teens. Can we curb this startling trend? Can we afford not to? 

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

In fewer than 25 years, opioid addiction has led to more than 450,000 overdose deaths. Each one is an individual tragedy—taken together, they represent a staggering social epidemic. 

Driving Out Diabetes

While we create better treatments and search for a cure for diabetes, affected communities deserve better resources to understand prediabetes and delay or prevent the full-blown disease. 

Expanding Rural Access

America’s traditional health system, which is centered in urban & suburban areas, isn't designed for the 20% of Americans residing in rural regions. Fixing that requires long-term work. 

Pioneering the Future Part 2

The scientific laboratory is the traditional birthplace of new ideas. But translating those discoveries to interventions that support human health requires extra effort. 

They Emerge Transformed

Burn survivors and those who care for them at U of U Health Burn Center share a fundamental truth few others know. This immersive feature dives in to fire, faith, healing, and victory.  

Pioneering the Future Part 1

High-impact discoveries are transforming how we think about the causes of diabetes and solutions to combat the disease. These advances could hardly come at a better time. 

Campus Transformation 2020

From humble origins in 1905 to new construction today, the evolution of U of U Health continues with fundamental research, innovative education, and cutting-edge patient care.