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Feb 04, 2021


Synthesized Very-Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Impr...

A Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist is investigating how lipids known as VLC-PUFAs could be used to prevent eye disease thanks to a new way to synthesize them for research.

Feb 04, 2021


Asymptomatic Testing Available Now

At the end of October, Utah’s COVID-19 cases were high. Two of the nation’s top public health officials visited the University of Utah to discuss improved testing for the campus community. In the subsequent two month...

Feb 04, 2021


COVID 19 Testing in the CORES Lab

COVID 19 Testing in the CORES Lab University of Utah (Video)

Feb 02, 2021


Dr. Kristi Kleinschmit selected as a Fellow of the Universit...

Dr. Kristi Kleinschmit has been selected as a Fellow of the University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators

Feb 02, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Expands Outreach Care with Monthly Clinic ...

The John A. Moran Eye Center’s Global Outreach Division has expanded its donor-funded local care for uninsured and under-insured Utahns to patients with diabetes and other sight-threatening retinal conditions.

Feb 02, 2021

Education, Clinical

Ryan Coyle, OD, Joins Moran's Redstone Clinic

The John A. Moran Eye Center welcomes Ryan Coyle, OD, to the Redstone Health Center in Park City.

Feb 02, 2021

Clinical, Education

Breakthrough by Moran Eye Center Scientist, Colleagues Fuel...

Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, is investigating how lipids known as VLC-PUFAs could be used to prevent eye disease thanks to a new way to synthesize them for research.

Feb 02, 2021


Decision-support Tool Could Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Pr...

A decision-support tool that could be accessed via mobile devices may help clinicians in lower-resource settings avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with diarrhea.

Feb 02, 2021


University of Utah Health Biochemistry Professors Receive NI...

A pair of University of Utah Health biochemistry professors received prestigious NIH MERIT awards.

Jan 29, 2021


U of U Health Pediatrician Leading Nationwide Effort to Unde...

A University of Utah Health pediatric cardiologist is at the forefront of efforts to understand how multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a severe complication of COVID-19, is affecting children long-term—and find...

Jan 28, 2021


New Research Finds Severity of COVID-19 Determines Likeliho...

A large, multistate study finds worse outcomes in pregnant women with more severe cases of COVID-19.

Jan 27, 2021


Hormonal IUDs Are a Viable and Underutilized Method for Emer...

In a first-of-its-kind study, University of Utah Health scientists found that hormonal IUDs were comparable to copper IUDs for use as emergency contraceptives.

Jan 26, 2021


HMHI and University of Utah Address Rising Mental Health Con...

Today, the University of Utah and Huntsman Mental Health Institute launched the Mental Health First Responders program, a mental health crisis team dedicated to responding to mental health emergencies on campus.

Jan 26, 2021


U of U Health Announces Virtual Wellness Hub as Official Par...

University of Utah Health is proud to announce the fifth year of its partnership with Sundance Film Festival and the creation of a new wellness hub at the first virtual Festival in history.

Jan 25, 2021


Partners in Crime: Genetic Collaborator May Influence S...

In 2012, four-year-old Bertrand Might became the first-ever patient diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called N-glycanase (NGLY1) deficiency. Although his life was cut short, his legacy will benefit children around ...

Jan 25, 2021


State Extends Funding for University of Utah Contact Tracing...

The contact tracing training and deployment program at University of Utah was recently awarded a $3.1 million contract from the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). This funding will extend the program through 2021.

Jan 22, 2021


Most COVID-19 Maps Fail to Improve Public Understanding of P...

most COVID-19 maps do not improve public understanding of the potential risk of contracting the disease or promote compliance with health guidelines meant to slow its spread,

Jan 19, 2021

James Ashworth, MD Becomes Executive Vice Chair

Dr. James Ashworth has agreed to become the Executive Vice Chair of our combined UNI-Department entity.

Jan 14, 2021


A New Era in Mental Health Care: University of Utah Dedicate...

Today, University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Foundation celebrate the dedication of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), the next step in the evolution of University of Utah becoming a premier institution for me...

Jan 12, 2021


Systemic Racism is a Public Health Crisis

As members and leaders from Utah’s healthcare organizations, we believe systemic racism is a real threat to the health of our patients, our families, and our communities. Systemic racism includes a complex array of eco...

Jan 12, 2021


More Than Half of COVID-19 Healthcare Workers at Risk for Me...

A new study, led by University of Utah Health scientists, suggests more than half of doctors, nurses and emergency responders involved COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems

In-Depth Features

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.

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.

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 #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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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 #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.

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. 

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.