Academics & Research

October 2021

Oct

21

Strategically Advancing Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As we continue taking steps to realize our full potential as an anti-racist institution, efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion are playing a central role in 2021-2025 strategic planning. José Rodríguez, MD, highlights our progress to date and explains what we're doing to make EDI part of our everyday discussions and actions.

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Oct

20

The New Normal in Healthcare

The Utah Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (UHIMSS) brought health professionals together from around the state to share ideas on improving information technology through advocacy, collaboration, and education to promote quality patient care. Michael Good, MD, and Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, were featured speakers.

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Oct

13

COVID-19 Update, October 12, 2021

After several weeks of decline, coronavirus cases in Utah are plateaued. The number of Utahns in our hospitals statewide—including in our ICU’s—remains very high. Additionally, the number of people in our state getting their 1st dose of a vaccine has dropped precipitously in the past several weeks. This is a worrisome trend for our state given the Utah Department of Health’s data indicates that unvaccinated citizens have an 8x increased risk of hospitalization and a 10x risk of dying from COVID-19.

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Oct

07

Leading Our Hospitals and Clinics

CEO Dan Lundergan oversees five hospitals and 12 community clinics as well as nearly 14,000 employees who work in the clinical system. Strong relationships, teamwork, and trust are the core principles that have guided him throughout his storied career at the U. He plans to keep leading with those priorities at the forefront.

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Oct

06

Putting Our People First

We want to express sincere thanks and gratitude to every U of U Health employee for all they do to make this such an incredible place to work, learn, train, and heal. More than ever before, keeping teams strong and intact is vital to our mission. We are taking steps to sustain and reinvigorate our invaluable workforce, now and into the future.

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Oct

04

A Golden Font of Knowledge

For half a century, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library has set the pace in health sciences information. Made possible by a generous gift from the Eccles family, the library continues to power health sciences education, research, and clinical care for the University of Utah and our community. It is a dynamic hub where information and innovation intersect, providing its content and services at no charge to anyone who needs or wants it.

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Oct

01

Pioneering a New Era of Biomedical Informatics

As he embarks on his leadership journey as department chair for biomedical informatics, Yves Lussier, MD, feels as if his path has come full circle. Joining the institution that had such an important impact on his career feels like an opportunity of a lifetime. Lussier is committed to carrying on the impressive legacy of the department, while cultivating a learning environment where students can have pivotal experiences and mentors as he did.

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