Academics & Research

July 2021

Jul

30

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery

An increasing number of female physicians are becoming surgeons. At U of U Health, 70 percent of general surgery residents are now women. Laura Lambert, MD, director of the General Surgery Residency Program says it's a natural evolution within medical education and society in general. There's now a wide spectrum of what women can do as surgeons to fit their interests.

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Jul

29

Accelerating Therapeutic Discoveries

While universities excel at making new scientific discoveries, the expertise for turning new discoveries into clinically approved therapies often resides in industry. The University of Utah Therapeutic Accelerator Hub brings outstanding industry expertise to our campus, helping investigators "accelerate" their discoveries into the clinic, on the market, and ultimately, to the people who will benefit from them.

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Jul

22

Women in Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is taking deliberate steps to encourage more women to pursue the profession and create an environment where they feel welcome. Prospective students are drawn to flexible hours, service to the community, and opportunities to contribute in various fields including academia, science and research, organized dentistry, and advocacy.

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Jul

21

COVID-19 Update, July 20, 2021

We continue to see a consistent increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Utah and the U.S. As of yesterday morning, Utah had one of the highest positivity rates in the nation—the majority of which continue to be among unvaccinated individuals. This is translating into nearly 600 cases per day in Utah and hospitals are quite full across our state. We continue to encourage you to strongly urge your family, friends, and others to get vaccinated so we can get this virus receding in our community once and for all.

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Jul

20

Physician Assistants Vital Role

A program launched in 1970 as “a grand social experiment” aimed at increasing access to health care has been a resounding success. The Utah Physician Assistant Program focuses on medically underserved communities and educates highly qualified PAs to serve these communities. Donald M. Pedersen, PhD, PA, looks at the program's future.

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Jul

15

What’s in a Title? More Than Meets the Eye!

In our everyday verbal and written communications, the inconsistent use of professional titles for men and women has become a behavioral norm stemming from cultural, implicit, unconscious bias. We can individually and collectively take some simple but impactful steps to be intentional and consistent in how we address one another. The actions we take now to promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusion can have a profound effect on the future of the medical profession and patient care.

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Jul

13

Transforming Utah's Mental Health Care

As Huntsman Mental Health Institute marks a half year after dedication, CEO Mark Rapaport, MD, provides a progress report on its accomplishments and outlines HMHI’s vision to better treat and solve life-threatening mental health challenges.

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Jul

07

COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 6, 2021

After a period of consistent decline, we are experiencing a steady increase in coronavirus cases in Utah. These new cases are translating into new hospitalizations. Recent transmission rates, which measure how many people get infected by a coronavirus positive person, have risen to rates similar to those we saw earlier in the pandemic. The vast majority of these upward trends are among unvaccinated individuals across our state. Please encourage everyone you know who have not yet been vaccinated, to do so.

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