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Most Recent News

Nov 23, 2020

Research

U of U Health Names New Chair of Biomedical Informatics at S...

Yves Lussier, MD, FACMI, has been named Chair of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah School of Medicine. The appointment, effective February 1, 2021, was announced by Michael L. Good, Senior Vice President for H...

Nov 20, 2020

Marika V. Jones Named Chief Philanthropy Officer at Universi...

Marika V. Jones, MBA, has been named Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) at University of Utah Health. The appointment was announced by Michael L. Good, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of U of U Health. Jo...

Nov 18, 2020

Research

University of Utah to Speed Process of Bringing New Therapeu...

Major investment in therapeutics accelerator will bolster Utah’s role as a world leader in drug development

Nov 17, 2020

Research

Pioneering the Future: Redefining Diabetes

Rethinking Diabetes tells the tales of four paradigm-shifting accomplishments that are unraveling the complexities of the disease, revealing previously unrecognized opportunities for intervention.

Nov 16, 2020

Research

"Pioneering the Future" and Digital Collection Celebrates U ...

Pioneering the Future: Stories of Discovery and Innovation is a campaign celebrating today’s scientists at University of Utah Health who are carrying on a tradition of excellence in research.

Nov 16, 2020

ResearchClinical

University of Utah Health Names CEO of Huntsman Mental Healt...

Mark H. Rapaport, M.D., a nationally recognized clinician and researcher known for his interdisciplinary approach to mental health treatment and care, has been named CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and Cha...

Nov 12, 2020

Research

U of U Health Biomedical Informaticist Appointed to Second T...

Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS, associate chief medical information officer and an associate professor of biomedical informatics at University of Utah Health, will serve a second three-year term on a national committee t...

Nov 12, 2020

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Faculty Present Virtually at American Acade...

Each year the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings together physicians from across the country to learn and discuss the latest and greatest in care. The COVDI-19 pandemic prompted the annual event to go online, but 1...

Nov 11, 2020

Research

Center for Medical Innovation Expands to Korea as Part of Un...

The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) at the University of Utah announced plans this week to expand its operations to the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) on the Incheon Global Campus.

Nov 11, 2020

Education

KSL: Dr. Oz speaks firsthand about importance of early inter...

Dr. Mehmet Oz , Troy Christian Andersen, an associate professor at the University of Utah; Bruce W. Lee, owner of ComForCare of Northern Utah; and Anne Asman, director of advancement and outreach for the University of Ut...

Nov 10, 2020

Research

KSL TV: Occupational Trauma Program Offers Help To First Res...

First responders in our own communities deal with traumatic events that can impact their mental health. Faculty researcher and psychologist, Andrew J. Smith, PhD, founded the Occupational Trauma Program to serve the ment...

Nov 10, 2020

Clinical

Grand Opening of South Jordan VA Clinic

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and University of Utah Health announce a new location and greater choice for Veterans in the Southwest part of Salt Lake County. The opening of the new clinic expands a partnershi...

Nov 10, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health Celebrates Veterans Day with First-Ever Triple...

With all the doom and gloom being reported around COVID-19 numbers and transmission, University of Utah Health today announced a positive story about an important milestone being celebrated on Veterans Day. The Universit...

Nov 10, 2020

Clinical

University of Utah Health Transitions COVID-19 Testing Indoo...

University of Utah Health will begin transitioning to COVID-19 testing indoors on November 11, 2020. Utah’s changing climate prompted U of U Health to transition to indoor testing. Testing indoors ensures U of U Healt...

Nov 10, 2020

Education, Clinical

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, to Lead Equity, Diversity, and Incl...

Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, has been named the John A. Moran Eye Center’s inaugural Vice-Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). As a key part of Moran’s senior management team, Werner will lead a range of eff...

Nov 04, 2020

Education

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risk Increases in Winter

Each year, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for more than 50,000 emergency department visits in the United States resulting in more than 400 deaths. Americans ages 65 and older have the highest risk of death...

Nov 04, 2020

Education, Clinical

Operation Sight Helps Utahns in Need Keep Jobs, Care for Fam...

When Manuela Lechuga explains the reason she needs to see well, it’s not about her own desire to remove the cloudy haze that has been stealing her vision, preventing her from driving or cooking safely.

Nov 02, 2020

Education

Deseret News: What are public universities doing to expand m...

In recent years, the University of Utah School of Medicine has been adding new psychiatric residency slots to help address Utah’s mental health care needs.

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.