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Pioneering the Future

What is Pioneering the Future?

Pioneering the Future: Stories of Discovery and Innovation is a campaign celebrating today’s scientists at U of U Health who are carrying on a tradition of excellence. Each month, the campaign features short stories of high-impact research that are changing our understanding of fundamental biology, health, and disease, from heart disease to cancer.

These discoveries and many others are archived on the Discovery and Innovation at University of Utah Health Digital Collection, created by Eccles Health Sciences Library and published at

Read Pioneering the Future Stories

New Techniques to Reach New Frontiers

Diabetes and Its Complications

Protecting Health Through Prevention

Building the Body

Combating COVID-19

Power of the Immune System

Developing Better Targeted Cancer Therapies

Demystifying Viruses


Cardiovascular Science

Reconsidering Clinical Care

Women's Health

Tuning Up the Cell's Engines

In-Depth Understanding of Disease

New Ways of Thinking About Neurological Disorders

Discovering DNA Secrets

Understanding Cancer From Its Beginnings

Inspired by Nature

Better Health for Populations

From Basic Discovery to Bedside

Redefining Diabetes

Listen to the Pioneering the Future Podcast

In partnership with The Scope at University of Utah Health, Pioneering the Future is also a podcast. Each month, scientists whose research is featured in Pioneering the Future stories join to discuss their area of research and shine a light on why it is important in the landscape of health sciences research.

Inspired by Nature

In this episode, Margo Haygood, PhD and Eric Schmidt, PhD join the discussion.

Better Health for Populations

In this episode, Rachel Hess, MD and Adam Bress, PhD join the discussion.


From Basic Discovery to Bedside

In this episode, Wesley Sundquist, PhD joins the discussion.


Redefining Diabetes

In this episode, Scott Summers, PhD joins the discussion.

The Discovery and Innovation Digital Collection

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