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    The 'Best of Times'
    Education
    May 17, 2016

    The 'Best of Times'

    This week, in addition to 48 students who will earn their Ph.D.’s, 130 who will receive Masters’ degrees, and 31 undergraduates who will advance, a new class of 81 Utah medical students will become physicians.... Read More

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    The Impact that a Single U. Medical School Graduate Can Make
    ClinicalHealth Care Transformation
    Feb 12, 2016

    The Impact that a Single U. Medical School Graduate Can Make

    Cardiovascular Center,

    Many U. alumni contribute meaningfully to their communities outside of their clinical practices. They perform research and train tomorrow’s health professionals. They offer their services free of charge at pro bono clinics or in global health settings. And a number have left a lasting mark on history with innovations to advance science, medicine and learning. ... Read More

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    We’re Keeping Our New Year’s Resolution: Better Health Care for All
    Education, Clinical, Health Care TransformationResearch
    Dec 28, 2015

    We’re Keeping Our New Year’s Resolution: Better Health Care for All

    What does excellent health care look like? It’s a question on the mind of every health industry leader in this country, and it’s a question of value. For all that we spend on health care in the U.S., what do we get in return? Are we getting our money’s worth? At University of Utah Health Sciences, I’m proud to say, the answer is yes. ... Read More

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    Meaningful Mentoring Makes A Difference
    ResearchHealth Care Transformation
    Dec 17, 2015

    Meaningful Mentoring Makes A Difference

    Diversity fuels innovation. I’ve written about this before—about how creative solutions to big problems requires a diversity of thought and perspective. Today, I’ve invited our associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs Carrie Byington, M.D., to explain a mentoring program that is making campus a better, more inclusive place to learn, work and innovate while helping to solve the physician-scientist shortage.... Read More

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    Comprehensive Mentoring Program Builds Foundation for Success
    Education
    Dec 11, 2015

    Comprehensive Mentoring Program Builds Foundation for Success

    mentoring, inclusion

    An innovative comprehensive mentoring program, the University of Utah Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program (VPCAT), is fostering successful junior faculty. 92 percent of participants received extramural funding during the two years they were in the program. Moreover, 95 percent have since remained in academic medicine, a stark contrast to the national retention rate of 50 percent. A case study on VPCAT was published in Academic Medicine, on December 8, 2015.... Read More

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Punching Holes in Health Care’s Glass Ceiling
    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, ResearchEducation
    Oct 21, 2015

    Punching Holes in Health Care’s Glass Ceiling

    No one wants to admit their biases. We’d all like to believe that we’re blind to gender, race and ethnicity. I challenge you, though, to look at these photos and then ask yourself: Are these the images that first come to mind when you hear the words “CEO,” “surgeon,” or “scientist?”... Read More

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    The One Thing
    Education, Clinical, Health Care TransformationResearch
    Oct 13, 2015

    The One Thing

    Recently I was asked by a recruit, “What’s the ‘one thing’ you are trying to achieve for the University of Utah Health Sciences?” I suppose he was alluding to the book by Gary Keller, which has been very popular of late among the business set.... Read More

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    An Ode to the Class of 2019: Our Future, Our Greatest Hope
    Education, Health Care TransformationClinical
    Sep 04, 2015

    An Ode to the Class of 2019: Our Future, Our Greatest Hope

    At the start of Autumn, medical students participate in a rite of passage known as the “white coat” ceremony. This year 122 students ceremoniously donned their white coats, embarking on one of the most remarkable transformations in higher education—the transformation from “pre-med” to “doctor.” ... Read More

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    The Exceptional Huntsman Cancer Institute
    Health Care Transformation
    Jul 22, 2015

    The Exceptional Huntsman Cancer Institute

    Huntsman Cancer Institute, cancer

    This month, the Huntsman Cancer Institute achieved a significant milestone—the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, joining an elite group of just over 40 cancer centers across the nation with this award. This designation reflects on the remarkable success the Huntsman Cancer Institute has had in catalyzing collaboration across the health sciences and university.... Read More

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    On the Importance of Marrying Science with Compassion
    Clinical, Health Care Transformation, ResearchEducation
    May 31, 2015

    On the Importance of Marrying Science with Compassion

    At a time when the nation is so singularly focused on the business of health care –– on getting lean, bending the cost curve, and treating patients as consumers –– it can feel as if medicine has strayed from its roots, its raison d'être. Why, then, as I reflect on the challenges and opportunities facing our graduating Class of 2015, I am filled with so much optimism? ... Read More

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    A Low-Tech Tool for Everyone's Health Toolbox
    Clinical, ResearchHealth Care Transformation
    May 12, 2015

    A Low-Tech Tool for Everyone's Health Toolbox

    Family health portraits are growing in importance as scientists race to find the genetic causes of all manner of diseases, and develop targeted drugs, treatments and personalized prevention plans. Most Americans understand this; 96 percent consider family health histories to be “very important” or “somewhat important,” according to 2014 survey by a pediatric oncologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics here at the University of Utah. Yet fewer than 37 percent actively compile such information.... Read More

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    New Method Increases Accuracy of Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Diagnosis
    Research
    Apr 15, 2015

    New Method Increases Accuracy of Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Diagnosis

    ovarian cancer, chemotherapy resistance

    University of Utah scientists have uncovered patterns of DNA anomalies that predict a woman’s outcome significantly better than tumor stage. In addition, these patterns are the first known indicator of how well a woman will respond to platinum therapy. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the patterns were discovered by using a new mathematical technique in the analysis of DNA profiles from the Cancer Genome Atlas, a national database containing data from hundreds of ovarian cancer patients. ... Read More

    Human Genetics,Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Research is not for the Faint of Heart
    Education, Health Care Transformation, ClinicalResearch
    Mar 30, 2015

    Research is not for the Faint of Heart

    Imagine being a young scientist today. A steady drumbeat of authority figures have encouraged you to pursue science and technology. You’re told there’s a shortage of people trained to work in these fields. But by the time you finish your graduate work, you learn there are more Ph.D.’s than there is funding to support them––that your federal grant application has a one in six chance of getting funded. ... Read More

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    Fixing the science gender gap
    Education
    Feb 27, 2015

    Fixing the science gender gap

    women in science

    Our mantra at the University of Utah is to be lifelong partners in health with our communities. Nurturing future generations (our young men and women) is how we can ensure that we’ll all be well looked after in the years to come. ... Read More

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