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Sep 08, 2020

Clinical

Veterans Experience Differences Between VHA and Community Pr...

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (known as the 2014 Choice Act) expanded Veterans’ ability to seek medical care outside of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) if they met certain criteria.

Sep 03, 2020

Research

The Sun Times: Suicide may run in the family. A closer look ...

For decades, researchers have looked to human genetics for linkages to mental illness. Patterns of inheritance are murky, but it is clear that “stuff runs in families,” says Dr. Douglas Gray, a psychiatrist and resea...

Sep 02, 2020

Research

Outlook for Utah Toddler Looks Promising After Receiving Gen...

The outlook looks promising for a Utah child receiving a new gene therapy for a lethal condition, spinal muscular atrophy.

Sep 02, 2020

Research

Gene Discovery Leads to Next-Generation Experimental Therapy...

More than 25 years in the making, scientific discoveries made by U of U Health chair of Neurology, Stefan Pulst, MD, Dr Med, have reached the milestone of entering human clinical trials with a unique treatment for amyotr...

Sep 02, 2020

Research

COVID-19 Deaths Among Black Essential Workers Linked to Raci...

Racial disparities among essential workers could be a key reason that Black Americans are more likely than whites to contract and die of COVID-19, according to researchers at the University of Utah.

Sep 01, 2020

Clinical, ResearchEducation

Chair of Department of Dermatology Named at University of Ut...

Kristina Callis Duffin M.D., current co-chair of the University of Utah’s Department of Dermatology, has been named full chair effective August 1, 2020. Callis Duffin will oversee all clinical, research, and education ...

Aug 28, 2020

Education, Clinical

Moran Outreach Team Conducts Vision Screenings for Hundreds ...

The John A. Moran Eye Center’s global outreach team has conducted vision screenings in high school gyms, in local clinics, and remote homes on the Navajo Nation, but screening potential patients through the windows of ...

Aug 27, 2020

Clinical, Research, Education

Moran Eye Center’s Leah Owen Awarded NEI Career Developmen...

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has granted John A. Moran Eye Center surgeon-scientist Leah A. Owen, MD, PhD, a prestigious career development award to support her innovative research into a blinding eye disease affecti...

Aug 26, 2020

Research

U of U Health Joins Research Network Seeking to Unravel Our ...

The National Science Foundation recently formed an international research network of scientists co-led by Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D., a brain investigator at University of Utah Health. The goal of the groundbreaking Odor2Acti...

Aug 26, 2020

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Researcher Bryan Jones Selected for Nationa...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded John A. Moran Eye Center scientist Bryan W. Jones, PhD, funding as part of an international group of neuroscientists that will explore the connections between neurons, kn...

Aug 26, 2020

Research

U of U Health Research Sees Continuous Growth in Funding for...

The University of Utah reports $603 million in research funding for fiscal year 2020. Two-thirds of the U’s research funding comes from U of U Health, reaching $408 million in FY 2020, demonstrating continuous growth f...

Aug 25, 2020

Research

College of Health Professor Recognized for Outstanding Contr...

University of Utah Health professor, Daniel L. Dustin, PhD, will be awarded the prestigious Cornelius Armory Pugsley Medal from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) October 20, 2020.

Aug 25, 2020

Research

Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Resear...

The Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program has published and opened their 2021 VPCAT Cohort Competition Space application. Junior faculty committed to careers in clinical or trans...

Aug 23, 2020

Research

Vaping Injuries More Difficult to Diagnose During Time of CO...

A study by researchers at University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare found that among young people who were tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to b...

Aug 21, 2020

Research

Long-acting, Injectable Drug Could Strengthen Efforts to Pre...

Scientists have developed an injectable drug that blocks HIV from entering cells.

Aug 20, 2020

Research

ARUP/U of U Health Study Finds Self-Collected Saliva and Dee...

Self-collected saliva and deep nasal swabs collected by healthcare providers are equally effective for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study conducted by ARUP Laboratories and Uni...

Aug 20, 2020

Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic Receives Competitive AARP Grant

The Department of Psychiatry's Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic has been named a grantee in AARP's highly competitive 2020 Community Challenge.

Aug 19, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health Offers Reserved Testing Times for COVID-19

Patients who need to be tested for COVID-19 can now reserve a testing time at one of University of Utah Health’s four in-car testing sites (Sugar House, South Jordan, Redwood, and Farmington). A reserved testing time i...

Aug 19, 2020

Clinical, Education

Moran Researchers Applying Artificial Intelligence for Age-R...

A software based on artificial intelligence (AI) developed in collaboration with John A. Moran Eye Center physician-scientists Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, and Monika Fleckenstein, MD, could assist age-related macula...

Aug 17, 2020

Research

Changes to 3D Structure of DNA in Brain Could Have Implicati...

Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Pennsylvania discovered that changes in neuronal activity can alter the 3D-structure of DNA in neurons, and the shift may may play a role in Schizophrenia and aut...

Aug 17, 2020

Research

Timeline of HIV/AIDS Research and Treatment in Utah

On the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act, this timeline highlights the many different ways that Utahns have contributed to advancing HIV/AIDS research and treatment, ranging from increased access to medical car...

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