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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

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...

Feb 08, 2022

Clinical, Research

Huntsman Mental Health Institute recognized as "Center of Ex...

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) at the University of Utah was designated a Center of Excellence and member of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), a consortium of leading academic medical centers ...

Feb 07, 2022


COVID-19 Linked to Serious Health Complications During Pregn...

Pregnant individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are about 40% more likely to develop serious complications or die during pregnancy than those who aren’t infected with the virus

Feb 03, 2022

Education, Clinical, Research

Researchers Link Patient Genetics to Rates of Disease Progre...

Researchers have linked patient genetics to different rates of disease progression and vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), identifying groups of patients that reach late-stage disease first.

Feb 02, 2022

Emergency Medicine Achieves Department Status at University ...

Emergency Medicine is the newest department at University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine.

Feb 01, 2022

Education, Clinical

Brian T. Rose, MD, Joins Moran Eye Center

Dr. Rose provides comprehensive ophthalmology services, with special expertise in urgent eye care due to eye trauma and in the medical management of glaucoma, uveitis, cataracts, dry eyes, eye infections, diabetic eye di...

Jan 27, 2022


University of Utah Health AirMed Crews Announce Two Recent ...

In recent weeks, University of Utah AirMed helicopter crews have encountered two separate incidents of what are referred to as ‘laser strikes,’ where an individual or individuals on the ground purposefully point a la...

Jan 20, 2022


Artificial Intelligence Identifies Individuals at Risk for H...

For the first time, University of Utah Health scientists have shown that artificial intelligence could lead to better ways to predict the onset and course of cardiovascular disease.

Jan 20, 2022


U of U Health Testing New Male Contraceptive Gel

University of Utah Health scientists are testing a new contraceptive gel for men. Based on preliminary research , the scientists believe the hormonal gel decreases a man’s sperm production––reducing his chances of ...

Jan 19, 2022


50th Annual AANS/CNS Peds Section Conference Explores the Fr...

U of U Health Department of Neurosurgery hosts pediatric neurosurgery conference

Jan 19, 2022


U of U Health Research on the Move

With an impressive portfolio of impactful science and major awards, and a steady rise in grant funding, fiscal year 2022 is highlighting what we already know: University of Utah Health research is world-class.

Jan 11, 2022


HMHI Releases Community Crisis Intervention 2021 Annual Repo...

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) released its Community Crisis Intervention Annual Report for 2021, showing the demand for mental health crisis services reached record heights over the past year. This includes...

Jan 06, 2022


Low Birth Weight Among IVF Children Not Linked to Infertilit...

A study finds that adverse birth outcomes in children conceived through medically assisted reproduction)—including techniques such as IVF treatment, artificial insemination, and fertility-enhancing drugs—are unlikely...

Jan 06, 2022

Amit Maity to Lead Department of Radiation Oncology at Unive...

Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health welcome Amit Maity, MD, PhD, who will serve as professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology for the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at Universi...

Jan 04, 2022

Clinical, Education

Scientists Clarify Genetic Risk for Developing Age-Related M...

Researchers studying age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have clarified what constitutes genetic risk or protection for the blinding disease, showing that certain forms of protection amount to an “ace in the hole”...

Dec 21, 2021


Exposome Study Seeks to Link Lifelong Pollutant Exposure to ...

Utah scientists are exploring how aging is influenced by the cumulative effects of the lifelong effects of environment, diet, and lifestyle on the body.

Dec 20, 2021


Connection Between Nature and Health

A new collaborative effort aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the connection between nature and human health.

Dec 20, 2021


Strategies to Improve Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Even though COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the U.S., it is still difficult for some people to get vaccinated. U of U Health scientists examined strategies to minimize inequity in COVID-19 vaccine access.

Dec 17, 2021


New Ronald McDonald Family Room Program Launches at U of U H...

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Intermountain Area in partnership with University of Utah Health are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Newborn Intensive Care Ronald McDonald Family Room at Univer...

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.