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Mar 19, 2020


Experts Share Rationale for Social Distancing, Other COVID-1...

A pair of University of Utah Health researchers involved in efforts to suppress COVID-19 participated in a live call-in show on the Salt Lake City public radio station that focused on what scientists are learning about t...

Mar 18, 2020


DeseretNews: Did COVID-19 and an earthquake raise your anxie...

Brooks Keeshin, MD, child psychiatrist and pediatrician specializing in trauma, advises ways to cope with the amplified stress and anxiety that can come from repeated exposure to trauma.

Mar 18, 2020


Media Statement Regarding Earthquake Assessment

At University of Utah Health, there are no reports of injury to patients or staff. Our emergency command center is activated with key hospital leaders now assessing the impact to all buildings and property. We have set u...

Mar 16, 2020


Coronavirus Testing: National Shortage of Chemicals and Basi...

A national shortage of materials to collect and store patient samples is affecting the ability to test for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Swabs to conduct the testing are also dwindling.

Mar 16, 2020


U of U Health and Intermountain Healthcare to Postpone Certa...

Beginning this week, University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare will start to postpone certain non-urgent elective medical procedures to prepare for an expected surge in patients needing hospitalization for C...

Mar 13, 2020


Research Across Borders

A collaboration at an international level, between two labs in different countries to tackle the infectious disease, malaria.

Mar 13, 2020


Updated Visitor Policy at University of Utah Hospitals and C...

Following guidelines from the CDC and Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is taking aggressive and proactive measures in our hospitals, clinics and community health centers to better pr...

Mar 12, 2020


Utah Poison Control Center Commemorates 58th Annual National...

The Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) will join poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating the 58th annual National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 15-21, 2020. The week is dedic...

Mar 12, 2020


Negative Pressure Tents Set Up in Preparation for COVID-19 C...

In preparation for COVID-19 cases and in response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s State of Emergency Declaration, negative pressure tents have been set up outside University of Utah Hospital. Potential COVID-19 patient...

Mar 12, 2020


Sung Wan Kim, U of U Professor & Drug Delivery Pioneer Remem...

Kim, an emeritus U of U Health distinguished professor of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry and a distinguished professor of bioengineering, died on Feb. 24, 2020 at University of Utah Hospital. He was 79.

Mar 10, 2020


Lack of Information Impedes Access to Food Pantries and Prog...

A University of Utah Health study finds that poor communications could be hampering efforts in at least 22 Utah communities to connect those in need with food stamps, food banks, soup kitchens and other food resources. ...

Mar 10, 2020


2020 Match Day Results

The Department of Psychiatry is excited to announce our incoming students from the 2020 Match Day.

Mar 09, 2020

Research, Clinical

Research Suggests Potential Change in Treatment Approaches f...

Groundbreaking new research by John A. Moran Eye Center physician-scientists suggests ophthalmologists may want to reconsider treatment approaches for one of the world’s most blinding eye diseases.

Mar 05, 2020


U of U Health Professor Recognized as Fellow of Industrial/O...

Joseph A. Allen, Ph.D., a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at University of Utah Health, has been selected as a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The fellowshi...

Mar 05, 2020


U of U Health Launches Digital Credentials for Online Volunt...

University of Utah Health, the National CERT Association, and verified identity platform Merit today introduced digital credentials for U of U Health’s hybrid online/in-person Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) t...

Feb 26, 2020


No Benefit Found in Using Broad-spectrum Antibiotics as Init...

Doctors who use drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacteria as a first-line defense against pneumonia should probably reconsider this approach.

Feb 25, 2020


Wearable Sensor Powered by AI Predicts Worsening Heart Failu...

A new wearable sensor that works in conjunction with artificial intelligence technology could help doctors remotely detect critical changes in heart failure patients days before a health crisis occurs and could prevent h...

Feb 24, 2020

Health Care Transformation

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson on Life, Loss, and Alzheimer’s

In support of the premiere of "Dick Johnson Is Dead" at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, University of Utah Health hosted a community screening with director Kirsten Johnson to discuss Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, ag...

Feb 24, 2020


New Radiology Area Opens at University of Utah Hospital

Spread vertically on three floors in the middle of University of Utah Hospital is the new home for Interventional Radiology and reading rooms for radiologists. The area provides new imaging technology in a centralized lo...

Feb 21, 2020

Clinical, Education, Research

Could a Hormone be Used to Treat Eye Disease? Moran Eye Cent...

Moran Eye Center researchers continue to shed new light on the potential of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) to treat eye disease.

Feb 20, 2020

Robert Fujinami Appointed as New Vice Dean for Faculty and A...

Robert S. Fujinami, Ph.D., has been appointed vice dean for faculty and academic affairs in the School of Medicine at University of Utah Health.