Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual’s ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by scientists at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a condition in mice that mimics a rare disease called ataxia. In a parallel collaborative study, led by researchers at Stanford University, a nearly identical treatment improves the health of mice that model Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. ... Read MoreNeurology
A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Ten University of Utah Health Care clinics were among the state’s 46 physician office practices honored with the 2016 HealthInsight Quality Award.... Read MoreSelect...
University of Utah Health Care Receives Prestigious Pulmonary Hypertension Association Accreditation
University of Utah Health Care joined pulmonary hypertension patients of all ages to celebrate becoming accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s accreditation program for Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
University of Utah Hospital chosen for national pilot program studying methods of quality monitoring in kidney transplant
The University of Utah Hospital is one of 19 transplant hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Utah named to participate in the COIIN (Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network) pilot program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.... Read MoreSelect...
Internationally Renowned Scholar, Academic Leader, Wyatt Rory Hume, Named Dean of School of Dentistry
Hume, who has led dental schools and served in top posts at universities in Australia, the Middle East and the University of California, starts on May 15.... Read More
Senior Director of Marketing for University of Utah Health Care Dennis Jolley was named one of the 2014 Top Hospital Marketers at the Hospital Marketing National Convention. ... Read More