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From White Coat to White House: University of Utah Health Doctor Joins Prestigious Fellowship Program

Jeffrey Nadel, M.D., M.S., a neurosurgical resident at University of Utah Health, will serve in Washington, D.C. as one of 15 individuals appointed by President Joe Biden to the 2022-2023 class of White House Fellows.
14-Sep-2022 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

This Fungus Shrinks in Size to Better Infect the Brain

A fungus that is a common cause of fungal meningitis undergoes a remarkable transformation once it enters the body, allowing it to infect the brain, according to new research by scientists at University of Utah Health. Studies in mice show that as...
9-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Cancer Society Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute $300,000 to Improve Care for Rural Patients

Huntsman Cancer Institute has been awarded $300,000 from the American Cancer Society. This grant will expand Huntsman Cancer Institute’s patient navigation program to rural areas throughout Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. Patient navigators provide...
7-Sep-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Detection of Rare Genetic Mutation in One Family Could Lead to Better Diabetes Treatments

A genetic variation identified in a group of families who are prone to diabetes and kidney failure increases the levels of a type of fat, called ceramides. Therapeutics that prevent this change could be beneficial more broadly to anyone at risk for...
16-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Shines Light on Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment

People of color are experiencing significant delays when they try to obtain a more targeted and effective form of radiation therapy, according to a Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in JCO Oncology Practice. The study examined racial...
15-Aug-2022 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U of U Health-Led Research Awarded $28 Million to Explore HIV’s Inner Workings and Vulnerabilities

A University of Utah Health-led multi-institutional research center that studies the inner workings and vulnerabilities of HIV, the human immunodeficieny virus that causes AIDS, recently received a five-year, $28 million grant renewal from the...
10-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Frequent Aspirin Use Shows Promise for Preventing Ovarian Cancer in Individuals at Higher Risk

A new Huntsman Cancer Institute study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows frequent aspirin use is linked with lower ovarian cancer risk in people with multiple risk factors. Britton Trabert, PhD, MS, investigator in the Cancer...
26-Jul-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Trace Earliest Cases of COVID-19 to Market in Wuhan, China

An international team of 18 researchers have determined that the earliest cases of COVID-19 in humans arose at a wholesale fish market in Wuhan China in December, 2019. They linked these cases to bats, foxes and other live mammals infected with the...
26-Jul-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Utah Health testing male contraception gel that lowers sperm count without nixing sex drive

20-Jan-2022 1:40 PM EST

Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk to COVID-19 Infection

Wildfires are becoming more common and severe due to climate change and warmer and drier conditions in the West. As wildfire season rages in the United States, people are also at increased risk for COVID-19 infection due to wildfire smoke.
4-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C): What You Need to Know

A panel of University of Utah Health and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital experts answered questions about what is known about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) so far.
25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT

What is known about the childhood inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?

21-May-2020 6:25 PM EDT

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn’t be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an...
19-May-2020 12:35 PM EDT

Expert @UofUHealth: New Coronavirus Unlikely to Have Escaped From Lab

4-May-2020 3:25 PM EDT

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5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

23-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT

The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks...
11-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST

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University of Utah Health is the state’s only academic health care system, providing leading-edge and compassionate care for a referral area that encompasses 10 percent of the US, including Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. A hub for health sciences research and education in the region, U of U Health touts a $408 million research enterprise and trains the majority of Utah’s physicians, including more than 1,460 health care providers each year at its Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, the system includes 12 community clinics and five hospitals: University Hospital, Huntsman Mental Health Institute, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University Orthopaedic Center, and the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. For 11 straight years, U of U Health has ranked among the top 10 US academic medical centers in the rigorous Vizient Quality and Accountability Study.



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