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Feb 18, 2020


U of U Hospital Launches Rapid DNA Testing of Critically-ill...

University of Utah Health today announced the launch of a pilot project with a goal of quickly and accurately detecting genetic disorders among newborns in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Feb 14, 2020


Overcoming Virtual Hurdles

A new virtual reality game has helped Parkinson’s disease sufferers keep walking without losing their balance, falling, or struggling to turn.

Feb 14, 2020


The Biology of Violence

Marco Bortolato, MD PhD, is an assosciate professor at University of Utah Health who studies the underlying biology in impulse control through animal models and how it manifests in violent behavior.

Feb 12, 2020


“A researcher to watch”: Neurobiologist Moriel Zelikowsk...

In recognition of creativity, leadership and achievements in research, neurobiologist Moriel Zelikowsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health, has received a 2020 Sloan Rese...

Feb 10, 2020

Research, Education, Clinical

Physician-Scientist Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, Joins M...

Retinal specialist Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, an internationally recognized expert on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has joined the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

Feb 07, 2020


Discovery Paves Path Forward in the Fight Against the Deadli...

University of Utah Health scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. The discovery reveals a potential drug target and way forward in...

Feb 07, 2020


BYB Podcast: Dads and Alchohol

(KUTV)- It's not something that is often talked about, but alcohol use can impact dads and dads-to-be. Jade Elliot sat down with Marcela Smid, MD, maternal-fetal medicine, University of Utah Health, on this episode of th...

Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Christopher Hill Appointed Vice Dean for Research

A noted research scientist and distinguished professor in the Department of Biochemistry has been appointed Vice Dean for Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine (SOM).

Jan 31, 2020


BYB Podcast: Infertility

(KUTV)- Going through miscarriages can be very difficult. It’s important to understand that a miscarriage is not your fault. Miscarriage can't be prevented and are usually due to a developmental problem or a chromosoma...

Jan 24, 2020


Two HCI Researchers Receive Prestigious Grant to Study Liver...

Kimberley Evason, MD, PhD, and Gregory Ducker, PhD, were two of only twelve scientists nationwide to receive a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award. This award is given by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation an...

Jan 23, 2020


Scientists Link Nutrient Toxicity to Cell Aging

According to a research team led by led by scientists at University of Utah Health aging can stem from too much of a good thing. Elevated levels of an important nutrient— the amino acid cysteine — jump starts the agi...

Jan 22, 2020


2020 Child Psychiatry Match Results

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce our new child fellows for the 2020-2022 academic years.

Jan 21, 2020


New Chair of Internal Medicine Named at University of Utah H...

John Inadomi, M.D., a physician-scientist internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent colon cancer and promote early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies has been named chair of the Department of Internal...

Jan 21, 2020


U of U Health is Official Health & Wellness Sponsor of Sunda...

University of Utah Health is proud to announce the fourth year of its partnership with Sundance Film Festival as it assumes a new role as the Official Health & Wellness Sponsor.

Jan 17, 2020


Best for Moms, Best for Babies: Controlling Diabetes Before ...

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 pregnancies in Utah. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and seeks to raise awareness around birth defects during pregnancy and its causes. The Utah Birth Defects Network (UBDN...

Jan 13, 2020


Tailoring Diabetes Care to the Hispanic Community

Nancy Allen’s clinical and academic work at University of Utah Health focuses on the self-management of diabetes in different racial, ethnic, and vulnerable populations.

Jan 07, 2020


Zinc, Folic Acid Supplements Fail to Enhance Male Infertilit...

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of ...

Jan 03, 2020


BYB Podcast: Infertility

(KUTV)- Infertility affects about 15% of couples. Jade Elliott sat down with Megan Link, MD, reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, University of Utah Health, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast...

Jan 02, 2020


Dr. Robin Shaw Named Director U of U Health's Nora Eccles Ha...

Robin Mark Shaw, MD, PhD, has been named Director of the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute (CVRTI) at University of Utah Health. The Institute has been at the forefront of medical research...