Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a protein (ARF6) that when inhibited reduces diabetic retinopathy, a condition that results when blood vessels at the back of the eye leak fluid into the eye, impairing vision. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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For some, the upcoming solar eclipse might be seen as a chance to ignore mom’s advice to never look directly into the sun. But experts at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah warn onlookers not to be tempted, and they’re giving away 1,000 pairs of protective eyewear to help. ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Health Equity Physician-Researcher Named Chair of University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
A prominent physician-researcher who has focused on improving the health of underserved and refugee populations and eliminating health disparities has been tapped to chair the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.... Read MoreSelect...
Nationally, the U ranks No. 5 among liver transplant programs and No. 8 among kidney transplant programs in surprise rankings... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian S. Lee Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology
Today it was announced that Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., CEO of University of Utah Health Care and Senior Vice President of University of Utah Health Sciences is winner of a 2016 Governors Medal for Science and Technology in the special recognition category. She and 11 other recipients will be honored by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), at a 30th anniversary awards dinner on Jan. 18.... Read More
Precision medicine promises health care tailored to every individual, a mission that opens exciting possibilities and poses unique challenges. How do we control cost, equalize access to care, and speed the journey to success? On Dec 1 and 2, 2016, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from across the country met to discuss these topics, and more.... Read MoreHuman Genetics
For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research led by scientists at University of Utah College of Health and published in Cell Metabolism points toward an answer to that riddle. An accumulation of a toxic class of fat metabolites, known as ceramides, may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... Read More
First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, National Eye Donor Month promotes eye donation awareness and celebrates the lives of eye donors and corneal recipients. This year, Governor Herbert has declared March 2016 as Eye Donor Month in Utah. ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Paul Henkind Memorial Lecture and Award by the Macula Society.... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
NIH-funded research provides framework for future studies of AMD biology, therapy... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
The Johnson Foundation of Jamestown, New York, has made a generous gift of $100,000 to the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center to help find new treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
The ophthalmology residency program at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah has just been ranked tenth in the nation for reputation by Doximity... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Rand Paul is running for President. However, politics is not his first love. “This is what I love doing,” he said as he entered a small operating room in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, ready to begin a day of cataract surgeries. ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Presidential candidate and ophthalmologist Rand Paul, MD, will join the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center on a weeklong surgical mission in Haiti beginning August 17, 2015. ... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Randall J Olson, MD, was awarded the Philip M. Corboy, MD Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Ophthalmology at the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Barbara Wirostko, M.D., a clinical adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, saw an opportunity to learn more about glaucoma through using a tool unique to Utah ¿the Utah Population Database.... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
The University of Utah¿s M.E. Hartnett, M.D., has a full calendar at this week¿s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in Orlando. She is organizing and moderating a cross-disciplinary symposium that addresses retinopathy of prematurity: the epidemiology, environmental effects from oxygen and nutrition, stem cell studies on repair of injured vessels and clinical treatments. She is also chairing an ethics committee on vulnerable populations in clinical research.... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
At this week¿s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, she¿ll talk with colleagues about her study on PDZD7 (a modifier gene) in the mouse retina, research she completed with fellow Universit of Utah researchers Junhuang Zou and Tihua Zheng.... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah Moran Eye Center Research Team Helps Identify Drug That Restores Sight to Patients With Obesity-Linked Blindness
Three neuro-ophthalmologists on team that found the use of an inexpensive glaucoma drug (acetazolamide), when added to a weight reduction plan, can improve and even restore vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension.... Read MoreOphthalmology and Visual Sciences