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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

Nov 22, 2021

Education, Clinical,

ARCS Honors Two Moran Student Physician-Scientists

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation is honoring two Moran Eye Center student physician-scientists with grants to support research projects during their medical school residencies at the Unive...

Nov 22, 2021


Neurology Podcast

Stacey Clardy is the editor of both the Neurology® Podcast (the official podcast of the journal Neurology) and the Neurology MinuteTM Daily Briefing (published by the American Academy of Neurology).

Nov 19, 2021


University of Utah Health Statement in Support of COVID-19 V...

University of Utah Health supports Governor Spencer Cox’s decision to authorize booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for all people living in Utah who are aged 18 and older. The Governor’s decision precedes a similar r...

Nov 18, 2021

University of Utah Health Recognized for Achievement in Pati...

University of Utah Health has been recognized for outstanding achievement in patient experience by Press Ganey, a national company that works with more than 41,000 health care facilities to improve the overall safety, qu...

Nov 17, 2021


New Grant to Help Early-Career Scientists Mesh Research with...

The COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (FRCS) competition has awarded University of Utah Health a two-year, $500,000 grant to help retain 10 early-career scientists

Nov 16, 2021

Education, Clinical

Ophthalmology Leaders Rank Moran Eye Center among Nation’s...

A nationwide Ophthalmology Times magazine survey of eye center chairpersons and residency program directors placed the John A. Moran Eye Center as the No. 11 Best Overall Program in the country.

Nov 09, 2021


Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Achieves De...

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah School of Medicine will now be named the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To meet the requirements for full department sta...

Nov 09, 2021


Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation Announces Challenge...

The Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation challenges the University of Utah and local community to raise $3 million—which the foundation will generously match—in support of Driving Out Diabetes, A Larry H. Miller ...

Nov 08, 2021


Study Follows Human History and Migration of Disease

University of Utah Health scientists have documented the spread of a disease gene for the atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia, across continents and over centuries. Understanding the geographic distribution and ances...

Nov 05, 2021


U of U Health Designated as Rare Disease Center for Excellen...

University of Utah Health has been designated as a Rare Disease Center for Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).

Nov 04, 2021


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risk Increases in Winter

Carbon monoxide (CO), sometimes referred to as the silent killer, is responsible for more than 50,000 emergency department visits in the United States1 resulting in more than 400 deaths each year

Oct 29, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Faculty Make Presentations at American Academy of Opht...

About a dozen John A. Moran Eye Center faculty members will soon be joining colleagues across the country for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting to learn and discuss the latest and greatest in car...

Oct 28, 2021


U of U Health Leads National Studies of “Long COVID” in ...

University of Utah Health scientists are on the leading edge of a pair of large studies investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Oct 28, 2021

Clinical, Education, Research

Researchers Discover New Type of Nerve Cell in the Retina

Scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah have discovered a new type of nerve cell, or neuron, in the retina.

Oct 27, 2021


Children, Adults Equally Vulnerable to Coronavirus Infection

New research shows that children and adults have similar risks of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2, but a much larger proportion of infected children do not show symptoms of COVID-19.

Oct 27, 2021


Study: In Much of the U.S., Virtual School Did Not Lower COV...

New research suggests that in most regions, with the exception of the South, opening schools for in-person learning was not associated with an increase in COVID-19 case rates in the community.

Oct 26, 2021


Can Salivary Glands Infected With COVID-19 Increase Risk for...

University of Utah Health scientists are leading an effort to determine if salivary glands infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 could diminish a person’s long-term immunity to the disease.

Oct 26, 2021


U of U Health Scientists Lead Multidisciplinary Effort to Be...

A multidisciplinary national research team led by University of Utah Health hopes to improve the nation’s ability to predict, detect, and respond to future pandemics.

Oct 22, 2021


Lung Transplant Program Celebrates 25 Years of Care Across M...

In 1996, U of U Health first started its lung transplant program, providing life-saving transplants for patients throughout the Mountain West. Now, 25 years later, the program remains the only one of its kind in the enti...

Oct 21, 2021


Scientists Enable Blind Woman To See Simple Shapes Using Bra...

A team of scientists created a form of artificial vision for a blind woman using a prosthesis hardwired into her brain.

Oct 20, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center, Spanish Researchers Successfully Test Arti...

For more than 30 years, John A. Moran Eye Center researcher Richard “Dick” Normann, PhD, has been working to create a form of artificial vision for people who have completely lost their sight. With the successful tes...

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.