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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.


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.


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

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...

Mar 08, 2022


Parental Control: How Genes from Mom or Dad Shape Behavior

According to new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health, each parent has their own impact on hormones and other chemical messengers that control mood and behavior.

Mar 08, 2022


Making Opioids Safer, One Patient at a Time

Two-thirds of patients who have leftover pills from an opioid prescription don't dispose of the drugs properly. Research by Lyen Huang, MD, MPH, shows that access to a new disposal kit reduces the risk of misuse and acci...

Mar 04, 2022

A Heartfelt Campaign to Raise Awareness and Promote Research...

As a nominee for the American Heart Associations's Women of Impact award, a pediatric cardiologist at U of U Health is eager to promote and raise funds for women's heart health issues.

Mar 03, 2022

Education, Research, Clinical

Ike Ahmed, MD, Directs Moran Eye Center's New Alan S. Cranda...

Renowned surgeon and device innovator Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC, directs the John A. Moran Eye Center’s new Alan S. Crandall Center for Glaucoma Innovation at the University of Utah.

Mar 03, 2022

Clinical, Education

Vision Rehabilitation at the Moran Eye Center: It’s All Ab...

Robert M. Christiansen, MD, the vision rehabilitation specialist for the John A. Moran Eye Center's nationally renowned Patient Support Program, works to improve the quality of life for people with low vision. Drawing up...

Mar 03, 2022

Clinical, Education

The Importance of Mentoring in Ophthalmology, Then and Now

At the end of his John A. Moran Eye Center residency in 2010, Jeff Pettey, MD, was unsure about the next stop on his career roadmap. He found a mentor in Moran CEO Randall J Olson, MD. Today, Pettey is an associate profe...

Mar 03, 2022

Clinical, Research, Education

Scientists Test Different Approach for Treating Premature Ba...

Newly published research from a team including Moran Eye Center surgeon-scientist Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, details a different approach to treating premature infants at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)—the...

Mar 03, 2022

Education, Clinical, Research

Moran Eye Center's SCTM Shares AMD Research Story with the W...

The John A. Moran Eye Center’s Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine (SCTM) is connecting the dots between genetics and disease and developing personalized treatments for age-related macular degenerati...

Mar 02, 2022


U of U Health to Receive Staffing Support From Department of...

Approximately 20 highly trained military medical personnel will arrive in Utah from the U.S. Navy on March 2, to support University of Utah Hospital’s staff and patients.

Mar 01, 2022


Nationwide Study Led by U of U Health Tests New Treatment fo...

University of Utah Health researchers are leading a nationwide clinical trial for a type of autoimmune encephalitis that prompts the immune system to mistakenly attack the brain,

Mar 01, 2022


Research Team Outlines New Methods to Identify Personalized ...

Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health researchers have created a way for researchers to narrow the number of drugs that might be effective in each tumor based on its unique characteristics and its behav...

Feb 25, 2022

Research, Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Scientist Selected to Receive University of...

The University of Utah has selected John A. Moran Eye Center surgeon-scientist Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, to receive its prestigious Distinguished Research Award.

Feb 25, 2022


Scott Summers, PhD, Named Distinguished Professor in the Col...

Scott Summers, PhD, has been awarded Distinguished Professor by the University’s Office of the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Feb 17, 2022

Kavish Choudhary, Pharm.D., MS, Named Chief Pharmacy Officer...

Kavish Choudhary, Pharm.D., M.S., has been appointed to the role of Chief Pharmacy Officer (CPO) at University of Utah Health Hospitals & Clinics. He co-led the pharmacy department during an interim period and steps into...

Feb 14, 2022

U of U Health Granted Nearly $3 million to Promote Resilienc...

The Resiliency Center at University of Utah Health has been awarded a three-year grant of $2,955,996 from the US Health Resources and Services Administration for promoting resilience and mental health among the health ca...

Feb 14, 2022


It’s Healing to Talk About Mental Health – A Student Soc...

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and University of Utah Health join the Utah System of Higher Education and the Utah Film Center to kick off “Healing Out Loud,” a short film contest for Utah college students t...

Feb 13, 2022


Can Social and Family Networks Improve Our Health?

Michelle Litchman, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at U of U Health, works at the unique intersection of diabetes, digital health technology, and health disparities to understand the needs of people...

Feb 11, 2022


South Jordan Health Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of...

The University of Utah's largest off-campus medical facility commemorates a decade of caring for patients.

Feb 08, 2022


Neurosurgeons at Primary Children’s Hospital Launch Innova...

Salt Lake City, UT — (ReleaseWire) — 02/08/2022 — There is new hope for children in Utah and throughout the Intermountain West who suffer from seizures or have brain tumors thanks to innovative care at Intermountai...

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.