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Our world-class research is advancing knowledge and transforming clinical practice to improve health.

Advancing Science and Medicine

As a large academic medical center set within the thriving University of Utah campus, U of U Health is uniquely positioned to tackle complex issues in our society. With scientists down the hall from health care providers and across campus from scholars in diverse fields, we bring interdisciplinary groups together. When we combine their broad scientific expertise with the large clinical footprint of our health system, we benefit our community, the nation, and the world.

948 faculty advance science in 5 schools and colleges and 35 departments

3,249 active projects, 4,658 publications in 2021

Research funding doubled in less than a decade, reaching $428 million in 2021

Discovery and Innovation at University of Utah Health

From pioneering personalized medicine treatments to developing drugs to combat HIV to innovating precision genome editing tools, scientist at U of U Health are changing how science is done. Pioneering the Future celebrates recent field-changing discoveries and high-impact innovations from our researchers.

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Science that Inspires

Learn how science at U of U Health is changing our world.


Trailblazing Ideas

Scientists at U of U Health are pioneering ways to accelerate biomedical research and bring a better quality of life to patients, and are paving the way to better therapeutics and diagnostic tools.

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Star-Wars Inspired Prosthetic

Jacob George, PhD, is helping develop a motorized limb covered with a silicone “skin” called the LUKE arm. Amputees can move the prosthetic with their thoughts; the device also restores a sense of touch.

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