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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

Jul 06, 2021


University of Utah Health y ARUP instan a los habitantes de ...

University of Utah Health y ARUP Blood Services hacen un llamado a los habitantes de Utah para que donen sangre durante la escasez nacional, que también está afectando a los bancos de sangre y a los sistemas sanitarios...

Jul 06, 2021


University of Utah Health and ARUP Urge Utahns to Donate Blo...

University of Utah Health and ARUP Blood Services are calling on Utahns to donate during a nationwide blood shortage that is also impacting blood banks and health systems in Utah.

Jul 06, 2021


mRNA Vaccines Slash Risk of COVID-19 Infection by 91 Percent...

People who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are up to 91 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who are unvaccinated, according to a new nationwide study

Jul 01, 2021


Newly Discovered Genetic Mutations May Increase Risk for Lou...

Discovery provides researchers with a more complete picture of what is going wrong in ALS and what might be done to mitigate it.

Jul 01, 2021


University of Utah Health Announces Launch of New Center for...

University of Utah Health and the University of Utah announce the establishment of the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH). The new center marks an exciting expansion of a 30-year-old program in medi...

Jun 28, 2021


Chair of Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainin...

After an extensive national search, Lee Dibble, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.C., FAPTA has been named chair of University of Utah’s Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the College of Health, effective July 1, 2...

Jun 28, 2021


University of Utah Health and Salt Lake City Fire Department...

University of Utah Health and the Salt Lake City Fire Department have partnered to train the next generation of physicians by initiating a physician scene response program, the first of its kind in the state.

Jun 17, 2021


People With Back Pain Miss Far Fewer Workdays When They Rece...

People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines.

Jun 17, 2021


Research in a Time of Crisis

In response to a global threat, COVID-19, University of Utah mounted a research response that is making a lasting impact on the virus and its numerous effects.

Jun 17, 2021

Education, Clinical

John A. Moran Eye Center Names New Director of Global Outrea...

The John A. Moran Eye Center is welcoming Abdulkhaliq M. Barbaar, MSW, MBA, as the inaugural Dumke Endowed Director of Global Outreach, leading a division dedicated to increasing access to sight-saving care in Utah and w...

Jun 16, 2021


Dr. Valerie Flattes Named as Inaugural Associate Dean for Eq...

Valerie Flattes, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, has been appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Utah College of Nursing (CON)—effective July 1, 2021.

Jun 15, 2021


Chair of Department of Orthopaedics Named at University of U...

After an extensive national search, Darrel S. Brodke, M.D., has been named chair of University of Utah’s Department of Orthopaedics in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, and CEO of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal S...

Jun 14, 2021

Clinical, Education

The Ripple Effect: Moran Eye Center’s Operation Sight Day ...

Seventeen people walked into the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah on June 12, 2021, with severe vision loss or blindness from cataracts. By that afternoon, they could see again thanks to Operation Sight Day, an...

Jun 10, 2021


Studying the Pre-Adolescent Brain to Gain Insight into Menta...

University of Utah Health scientists and collaborators with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Consortium have developed a rich resource for studying how the brain changes and matures during adolescence. T...

Jun 09, 2021

Clinical, Education

Utah Students Engineer a Solution for Eye Exams in Remote Ar...

Thanks to a University of Utah collaboration, a group of mechanical engineering students developed a portable eye-exam table kit that will allow Moran Eye Center outreach doctors to conduct more comprehensive exams in re...

Jun 07, 2021

Los Hechos Están de Su Lado con las Vacunas Covid-19

Con las vacunas COVID-19 ahora disponibles a personas de 12 años de edad o måas en Utah, 2021 es un año lleno de optimismo porque cuanto antes recibamos la vacuna más pronto nuestras vidas pueden volver a la normalid...

Jun 03, 2021


University of Utah Announces ‘Landmark’ $110 Million Gif...

Joint grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation provides visionary funding to significantly advance the future of health care in Utah and across the nation throug...

Jun 03, 2021


U of U Health abre Clínica Integral para efectos a largo pl...

En un esfuerzo por proporcionar una atención más completa y coordinada a los pacientes con COVID-19 que siguen sufriendo los efectos persistentes de la enfermedad, University of Utah Health ha abierto una clínica de a...

Jun 03, 2021


Comprehensive COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’ Clinic Opens at U o...

University of Utah Health opens comprehensive post-COViD-19 clinic

Jun 02, 2021


U of U Health and the Army Join Forces to Recruit Soldiers, ...

University of Utah Health today officially marked their partnership with the U.S. Army PaYS (Partnership for Youth Success Program) at a signing ceremony at the South Jordan Health Center. This unique program connects s...

Jun 01, 2021


Blacks and Native Americans More Likely to Have COVID-19 Com...

New study refutes the notion that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are at greater risk of COVID-19 complications because they have one or more previous illnesses or diseases.

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.