A prominent physician-researcher who has focused on improving the health of underserved and refugee populations and eliminating health disparities has been tapped to chair the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.... Read More
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 President of University of Utah Health Sciences is winner of a 2016 Governors Medal for Science and Technology in the special recognition category. She and 11 other recipients will be honored by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office for Economic Development (GOED), at a 30th anniversary awards dinner on Jan. 18.... Read More
Precision medicine promises health care tailored to every individual, a mission that opens exciting possibilities and poses unique challenges. How do we control cost, equalize access to care, and speed the journey to success? On Dec 1 and 2, 2016, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from across the country met to discuss these topics, and more.... Read More
For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research led by scientists at University of Utah College of Health and published in Cell Metabolism points toward an answer to that riddle. An accumulation of a toxic class of fat metabolites, known as ceramides, may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. ... Read More
First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, National Eye Donor Month promotes eye donation awareness and celebrates the lives of eye donors and corneal recipients. This year, Governor Herbert has declared March 2016 as Eye Donor Month in Utah.
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Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded a grant of $115,000 to the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. ... Read More
The Johnson Foundation of Jamestown, New York, has made a generous gift of $100,000 to the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center to help find new treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ... Read More
Rand Paul is running for President. However, politics is not his first love.
“This is what I love doing,” he said as he entered a small operating room in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, ready to begin a day of cataract surgeries.
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Barbara Wirostko, M.D., a clinical adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, saw an opportunity to learn more about glaucoma through using a tool unique to Utah ¿the Utah Population Database.... Read More
The University of Utah¿s M.E. Hartnett, M.D., has a full calendar at this week¿s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in Orlando. She is organizing and moderating a cross-disciplinary symposium that addresses retinopathy of prematurity: the epidemiology, environmental effects from oxygen and nutrition, stem cell studies on repair of injured vessels and clinical treatments. She is also chairing an ethics committee on vulnerable populations in clinical research.... Read More
At this week¿s Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, she¿ll talk with colleagues about her study on PDZD7 (a modifier gene) in the mouse retina, research she completed with fellow Universit of Utah researchers Junhuang Zou and Tihua Zheng.... Read More
Three neuro-ophthalmologists on team that found the use of an inexpensive glaucoma drug (acetazolamide), when added to a weight reduction plan, can improve and even restore vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension.... Read More