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Oct 29, 2020

Research

Information Gaps in Electronic Health Records Hinder Persona...

University of Utah Health researchers working in conjunction with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, recently found that EHRs often lack vital information that could help physicians better understand a patient’s...

Oct 26, 2020

Research

Emerging Treatment Helps Reverse Heart Failure in Some Patie...

In a new multicenter study, researchers led by University of Utah surgeons report that an emerging heart failure treatment could potentially reverse structural damage to the heart, allowing it to heal itself over time.

Oct 22, 2020

Clinical, Education

Operation Sight Day: John A. Moran Eye Center Surgeons ...

John A. Moran Eye Center physicians will restore vision to 12 Utahns in need on Saturday, October 24, by performing free cataract surgery during Moran’s Operation Sight Day.

Oct 21, 2020

Research

Program Nationally Recognized for Setting American Indian St...

A University of Utah Health Department of Pediatrics program that supports academic, career, and personal development of American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduates from across the country has received recogni...

Oct 13, 2020

Clinical, Education

Lydia Sauer, MD, Named Moran Eye Center’s 2020 ARCS Founda...

Moran’s 2020 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholar is an accomplished researcher who has already contributed to medical advances using new imaging technology to detect eye diseases earlie...

Oct 12, 2020

Clinical

COVID-19 Testing Available at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Beginning October 12th, outdoor COVID-19 testing will be available to the public at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The collaborative effort between University of Utah Health and University of Utah brings testing to residents on th...

Oct 09, 2020

Research

Low Back Pain Research - U of U School of Medicine

Dr. McCormick has dedicated significant research efforts to better understanding and treating chronic low back pain (CLBP) of various sources. He is currently the principle investigator for The Intracept Global Registry ...

Oct 08, 2020

Research

HIV Up Close: Unprecedented View of Virus Reveals Essential ...

Scientists at U of U Health have recreated in a test tube the first steps of infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS enabling identification of essential components the virus needs to replicate within its human host...

Oct 06, 2020

Research

Enhanced Precautions Recommended to Prevent Viral Transmissi...

University of Utah Health researchers found that at least two common techniques used in ear, nose, and throat surgeries can generate airborne particles containing evidence of viral DNA that are small enough to penetrate ...

Oct 06, 2020

Research

A Genius in Our Midst: U of U Health Geneticist Awarded Pres...

University of Utah Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, Ph.D., has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as a “genius grant.”

Oct 06, 2020

Research

Three U of U Health Scientists Receive NIH Director’s High...

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants to University of Utah Health scientists through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program that funds highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical...

Oct 05, 2020

Research

Back Pain with Sciatica More Likely to Improve with Immediat...

For people who experience back pain with sciatica it may be worthwhile to start physical therapy right away, according to University of Utah Health researchers.

Oct 05, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health System Remains Fully Operational During Vice P...

The University of Utah Hospital will be fully operational during the Vice Presidential Debate, which takes place on the University of Utah campus on October 7. Patients are advised to plan ahead and expect potential road...

Oct 05, 2020

Clinical

COVID-19 Testing Available at University of Utah Health Reds...

University of Utah Health will move COVID-19 testing in Park City to Redstone Health Center beginning October 6th. Patients who need a COVID-19 test are advised to schedule an appointment online before coming to Redstone...

Oct 02, 2020

Clinical

John A. Moran Eye Center Mourns the Passing of Dr. Alan S. C...

It is with a heavy heart that John A. Moran Eye Center CEO Randall J Olson, MD, shares the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Alan S. Crandall, on Friday, October 2, 2020, following a sudden illness.

Oct 01, 2020

Clinical

VA Care Coordination Satisfaction Rates Higher Than Communit...

Focusing on better communication and care coordination, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility exhibited strength in its communication and care coordination, according to the authors of a new study.1

Sep 30, 2020

Research

SCALE-UP Utah Awarded $5 Million to Improve COVID-19 Testing...

With a goal of reducing health disparities in Utah, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5 million to researchers at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Cancer Institute. The team is leading SCALE-UP U...

Sep 29, 2020

Research

Meet Marla De Jong — New Dean of the College of Nursing

The new dean of the College of Nursing is passionate about advancing health through high-quality nursing and interdisciplinary teaching, research, clinical practice, and service.

Sep 28, 2020

Research

KSL: Vet who wanted to die praises McAdams bill to study alt...

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, held a press conference discussing his bipartisan bill to prevent veteran suicides. The bill studies the connection between living in high-altitudes and rates of suicide. Drs. Perry Renshaw and ...

Sep 25, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health Moves to Appointment-Only COVID-19 Testing

In continuance of U of U Health’s commitment to providing the best quality of health care, the system is now moving to an appointment-only requirement for COVID-19 testing.

Sep 24, 2020

Education, Clinical

Moran Residency Program Virtual Open House Set for Sept. 30 ...

Residency applicants are invited to meet the Moran Eye Center’s education program director, take a virtual tour, and learn more about our nationally ranked program.

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.