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Jan 25, 2021

Research

Partners in Crime: Genetic Collaborator May Influence S...

In 2012, four-year-old Bertrand Might became the first-ever patient diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called N-glycanase (NGLY1) deficiency. Although his life was cut short, his legacy will benefit children around ...

Jan 25, 2021

Research

State Extends Funding for University of Utah Contact Tracing...

The contact tracing training and deployment program at University of Utah was recently awarded a $3.1 million contract from the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). This funding will extend the program through 2021.

Jan 22, 2021

Research

Most COVID-19 Maps Fail to Improve Public Understanding of P...

most COVID-19 maps do not improve public understanding of the potential risk of contracting the disease or promote compliance with health guidelines meant to slow its spread,

Jan 14, 2021

ResearchClinical

A New Era in Mental Health Care: University of Utah Dedicate...

Today, University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Foundation celebrate the dedication of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), the next step in the evolution of University of Utah becoming a premier institution for me...

Jan 12, 2021

Clinical

Systemic Racism is a Public Health Crisis

As members and leaders from Utah’s healthcare organizations, we believe systemic racism is a real threat to the health of our patients, our families, and our communities. Systemic racism includes a complex array of eco...

Jan 12, 2021

Research

More Than Half of COVID-19 Healthcare Workers at Risk for Me...

A new study, led by University of Utah Health scientists, suggests more than half of doctors, nurses and emergency responders involved COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems

Jan 07, 2021

Clinical

U of U Health Begins Administering Second Dose of COVID-19 V...

University of Utah Health began administering the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers. Distribution of the second dose marks another milestone as U of U Health has vaccina...

Dec 31, 2020

Research

Pioneering the Future: From Basic Discovery to Bedside

From Basic Discovery to Bedside tells the tale of a rare milestone being accomplished many times over within the past year. Three research labs at U of U Health have translated their basic science discoveries into therap...

Dec 30, 2020

ResearchClinical

Newborn Screening in Utah Identifies First Baby Born with GA...

In December 2020, Utah’s Newborn Screening Program identified the first patient with Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency solely through newborn screening. GAMT deficiency is an inherited condition that...

Dec 21, 2020

Research

Mentoring is Key for Improving Equity in Research Grant Fund...

Working with a grant writing coach can help non-white and female researchers improve their chances of receiving funding, according to a new study led by University or Utah Health.

Dec 15, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health Administers First COVID-19 Vaccine to Frontlin...

University of Utah Health vaccinated its first round of frontline health care staff after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine just hours earlier. A registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at...

Dec 15, 2020

Clinical, Education, Research

Moran Eye Center Selected for Research to Prevent Blindness ...

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has selected the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah to receive an unrestricted annual grant of $115,000 to support eye research over the next five years.

Dec 14, 2020

Research

Vitae 2020: People and Stories that Drive Our Research

Highlighting investigators and their pioneering research programs, the Vitae program seeds new collaborations and development strategies by humanizing research through story.

Dec 14, 2020

Research

Unexpected Discovery Leads to Better Understanding of Migrai...

Massive “plumes” of a key neurotransmitter surging in the brain could help explain the onset of migraine with aura—and potentially a broad swath of neurologic disease, including stroke and traumatic brain injury—...

Dec 10, 2020

Research

Psychiatry Researchers Present Several Talks and Posters at ...

The Department of Psychiatry was well represented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropharmacology (ACNP).

Dec 09, 2020

Research

Targeting T Cell Protein Could Prevent Type 1 Diabetes, Stud...

Researchers at the University of Utah Health have identified a new therapeutic target to treat patients with type 1 diabetes.

Dec 04, 2020

ClinicalEducation

U of U Health Names New AVP for Clinical Affairs and Chief C...

Samuel R.G. Finlayson, MD, MPH, MBA has been appointed Associate Vice President (AVP) for Clinical Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer for University of Utah Health (U of U Health). The appointment, effective December 1, ...

Dec 04, 2020

Clinical

U of U Health Prepared to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

In anticipation of Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration, University of Utah Health is prepared to properly store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. A vaccine is a first step toward ending the pa...

Dec 02, 2020

Research

Research Finds Little Progress on Worldwide Blindness in a D...

Sobering new statistics released by the Global Burden of Disease study found no significant reduction in the number of people with treatable sight loss worldwide since 2010 as public health services failed to meet World ...

Dec 01, 2020

Education, Clinical

New Research Finds Little Progress on Global Blindness in a ...

Researchers including the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, are identifying the scope of the problem as outreach experts like Moran’s Jeff Pettey, MD, work to solve it.

Dec 01, 2020

Education

Utah Physician Magazine: Lifelong Effects of Childhood Adver...

Rachel Weir, MD, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, publishes article aimed at informing non-psychiatric physicians on the health impacts of experiencing childhood adversity.

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