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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

Aug 24, 2021

Clinical, Education

Moran Eye Center Hope in Sight Redwood Outreach Clinic Assis...

Nearly 30 Utahns attended Moran’s Hope in Sight Redwood Outreach Clinic recently for free comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses, and surgery referrals.

Aug 23, 2021

University of Utah Health’s Sheri McPhee Named to Modern H...

The University of Utah Health, the Mountain West’s only academic healthcare system, announced today that Sheri McPhee, CPC CPC-I, Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager for Revenue Cycle Support Services, was recogni...

Aug 19, 2021


Lab-Leak Theory or Animal Origin? A Discussion on What Spark...

Ongoing debate about the origin of the pandemic continues. Did SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, originate in wild animals that then infected humans? Or did it leak from a lab? U of U Health evolutionary virolo...

Aug 19, 2021


On the Origins of COVID-19: Report Provides Evidence that La...

In a critical review published in the journal Cell, 21 scientific experts from across the world present evidence that a scenario where the novel coronavirus originated from infected animals is much more probable than it ...

Aug 19, 2021


CRISPR-based Technology to Speed Identification of Genes Inv...

A new technology developed by scientists at U of U Health allows researchers to efficiently deploy the CRISPR gene editing system to rapidly evaluate the functions of hundreds of genes at one time.

Aug 19, 2021


SafeUT: New Look and More Life-Saving Services

Today, the SafeUT app gets a new look with a new logo and website at The website offers expanded resources to better support students, parents, educators, National Guard, and frontline workers facing a mental...

Aug 14, 2021


University of Utah researchers may have found a way to fix a...

Though Grant has a number of treatments that can assist her, many heart failure treatments are experimental, based on individual needs, and only designed to delay an inevitable conclusion. However, a discovery by researc...

Aug 03, 2021


Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute Advances E...

The University of Utah announces a new institute on campus: Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which has a mission to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of translating discoveries to improve...

Aug 02, 2021


You don’t have to suffer from a herniated disk or spinal s...

Dr. Mark Mahan is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery at the University of Utah Health and he has joined Surae on Good Things Utah to talk about what an endoscopic spine procedure is and who qualifies.

Jul 28, 2021


Heart Cell Protein Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Fa...

A protein that helps regulate calcium signaling within heart cells could play a key role in preventing chronic heart failure.

Jul 27, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News &...

The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah continues to rank among the nation’s top eye centers according to U.S. News & World Report, taking the No. 11 spot on the magazine’s most recent annual list.

Jul 27, 2021

University of Utah Hospital Ranked First in Utah for Eighth ...

The U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings have rated University of Utah Hospital No. 1 in Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area for the eighth consecutive year.

Jul 21, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Residency Program Ranked Among Top 10 Natio...

Doximity has ranked the John A. Moran Eye Center residency program among the nation’s top 10 programs for a fourth year running.

Jul 19, 2021

Clinical, Education

Researchers: HtrA1 Augmentation is Potential Therapy for Age...

Research conducted at the Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine (SCTM) at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center explains why people carrying a block of genetic variants strongly associated ...

Jul 19, 2021

Education, Clinical

Moran Eye Center Faculty Present at ASCRS

John A. Moran Eye Center faculty will share skills and present research at the upcoming American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting this week.

Jul 16, 2021

Clinical, Education

Moran Eye Center Awarded First-Time Grant to Train Eye Care ...

A new grant from the University of Utah School of Medicine’s GME Resident Engagement & Training for Underserved & Rural Needs will allow the Moran Eye Center to train certified ophthalmic assistants on the Navajo Natio...

Jul 15, 2021


Chair of Department of Health & Kinesiology Named at Univers...

Timothy A. Brusseau Jr., Ph.D., has been named chair of University of Utah’s Department of Health & Kinesiology in the College of Health, effective July 1, 2021.

Jul 14, 2021


Fungi That Live in the Gut Influence Health and Disease

Bacteria’s role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equa...

Jul 13, 2021


Latest Research Strengthens Link Between Genetics and Suicid...

Three U of U Health studies find new genetic links to suicidal behavior.

Jul 09, 2021


NIH Grant Supports Clinical Trial to Determine if Video Game...

University of Utah Health scientists investigating whether an intervention based on video games can relieve late-life depression in older adults.

Jul 08, 2021

University of Utah Health Awarded on Newsweek’s World’s ...

University of Utah Health has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ...

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.