The team will use machine-learning data mining algorithms to approach congenital heart disease as a family disease to look at causes, as well as the impact of maternal-fetal environment on health. The research is led by Martin Tristani-Firouzi, M.D., at the University of Utah.... Read MoreSelect...
A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany
On Dec. 3, 2016, in a ceremony in Salt Lake City, John M. Opitz, M.D., received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also called the Bundesverdienstkreuz (BVK) or Federal Cross of Merit – the only national decoration awarded by the German government. The award recognizes those who have had a profound impact on building the relationships between Germany and other nations. ... Read MorePediatrics
PlusOne Baby, a wireless, no-contact monitor, won the $15,000 grand prize at Monday’s Bench-to-Bedside competition... Read More
University of Utah Infectious Disease Expert to Lead U.S. Olympic Committee Infectious Disease Advisory Group
The United States Olympic Committee today announced the formation of an Infectious Disease Advisory Group to be chaired by Carrie L. Byington, M.D., professor of pediatrics and infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Byington will be joined on the advisory group by Randy Taplitz, M.D., from the University of California, San Diego, and Capt. Martin S. Cetron, M.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Read MorePediatrics
As advances in medicine are giving rise to growing numbers of children who survive severe heart defects, it’s emerging that over half have behavioral problems and difficulty keeping up academically. The University of Utah School of Medicine was awarded $6.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify causes of these disabilities, focusing on a search for genetic lesions that affect both the heart and brain. The goal is to be able to predict patient outcomes from genetic data, so that health care providers can intervene early.... Read MorePediatrics
Not so rare: 1 in 10 Utahns is affected by a rare or undiagnosed disease. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine