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Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists at University of Utah Health Sciences used mouse studies to show the role ...

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. “The public health impact of adopting intensive treatment in the right patients is enormous,” says Adam Bress, University of Utah assistant professor of population health sciences. Bress and his fellow experts from ...

Routinely Prescribed Antibiotic May Not Be Best for Treating Severe C. diff Infections

SALT LAKE CITY – Over the past two decades there has been a sharp rise in the number and severity of infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile  often shortened to C. diff  now the most common hospital acquired infection in the United States. But a new study suggests that ...

Standard of Care Anti-Clotting Drugs May Be Unnecessary for Most Surgery Patients

As many as three out of four surgery patients could be receiving anti-clotting medications that they do not need, according to a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The research, published online in Annals of Surgery, challenges standard of care guidelines specifying that all general ...

Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential to Recover From Advanced Heart Failure

Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery ...

University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian S. Lee Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology

The award program is celebrating its 30th anniversary SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 5, 2017)— Today it was announced that Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., CEO of University of Utah Health Care and Senior Vice Presdent of University of Utah Health Sciences is winner of a 2016 Governors Medal for Science and ...

Fixing Failing Hearts: Leaders in Heart Recovery to Convene at Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium

(SALT LAKE CITY)—Can a failing heart recover? For many years, the answer to that question was unequivocally “No.” But as the University of Utah School of Medicine’s annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will explore on Jan. 12-13, advances in treating heart failure are giving physicians, surgeons and researchers reason to ...

Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov. 30, the research is a step toward a nature-inspired means ...

Health Care Transformation


Transparency and Trust – Online Patient Reviews of Physicians

(January 19, 2017) Examining review site giant Yelp’s entrance into health care, University of Utah Health Care CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., says transparent, validated data about health care system performance “has the power to change the culture of health care.” The question is, how should information be shared, and by whom.

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She’s Calling for a Health Care Revolution. The Radical First Step: Listen to Patients.

(October 17, 2016) During the past decade, University of Utah Health Care has “repeatedly challenged the conventions of medical care and upended the relationships between doctors and patients,” Casey Ross reports. Now CEO Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is calling for another revolution: defining value according to terms that matter to patients.

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The U’s Health Care System – the World is Paying Attention

(October 10, 2016) “There’s something extraordinary going on at the University of Utah Health Care system that’s promising to revolutionize the way medical care is priced and delivered not only here, but throughout the world – and the world is paying attention,” wrote the Deseret News editorial board in recognizing University of Utah Health Care’s top ranking in the nation for quality.

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Since 2012, Algorithms for Innovation has been asking questions and searching for solutions to some of the most impossible problems facing health care today. We believe there's an unprecedented opportunity to invent a new vision for health care, and academic medicine is poised to lead the way. Algorithms for Innovation is designed to spark conversations, highlight best practices, and foster collaboration to help transform the future.

Vivian Lee

Vivian S. Lee
MD, PhD, MBA

Senior VP for Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
CEO, University of Utah Health
@vivianleemd +Vivian Lee

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Bold Moves Build History

An historic transformation is underway. We are building a new medical campus that reflects our commitment to providing outstanding care and realizing the promises of health care transformation.

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In Utah, you can truly have it all. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer newcomers diverse neighborhoods, great schools, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. A strong economy and low cost of living make Utah a perfect choice to call home.

University of Utah Health Sciences

University of Utah Health is an economic engine unlike any other in Utah. With more than 14,000 faculty and staff it is one of the state's largest employers and contributes millions of dollars in net tax revenue to Utah every year. But University of Utah Health's impact goes beyond the balance sheet. Its bottom line includes the health and well being of Utah residents in every corner of the state and from all walks of life.

University of Utah Health is the only university health care system in the state of Utah and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. It is also the training ground for most of Utah's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

Named as one of theTop 10 in QualityBy University Health System Consortium for six years in a row

Named the No. 1 hospital in Utah by U.S. News and World Report

Half our providers rank in the top 10%, and a quarter rank in the top 1% for patient satisfaction

Health Sciences Received$270 Million In GrantsDuring Fiscal Year 2015