Oct

03

American College of Surgeons, SLC Quality Summit

A Who's Who list of health industry leaders gathered at the Utah Capitol on Oct. 3 to share how they're delivering more efficient, high quality health care. I had the pleasure of participating in the event, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons - and was proud to showcase some of University of Utah Health Sciences' victories in the volume-to-value revolution.

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Sep

25

Restore NIH Purchasing Power

As the senior vice president of the University of Utah Health Sciences (UUHS), I have the privilege of working with some of the top researchers in the country who have devoted their lives to making discoveries that will change others' lives for the better.

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Sep

18

The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Being a physician is a privilege and heavy responsibility. People come to you at their most vulnerable, in pain and distress. Most often we can provide answers, a path forward--not always a cure, at least restorative treatments and hope. There are limits to human knowledge and there are times when we come up empty, unable to offer even the simplest comfort of a diagnosis.

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Sep

15

Chase Peterson, 1929-2014

Chase Peterson sadly passed away this week at the age of 84 after a complicated bout of pneumonia. He served as Senior Vice President of Health Sciences from 1978-1983 before being asked to serve as President of the University. By the time I got to know Chase he was transitioning into retirement from the University. This gave me the opportunity to know him and his remarkable wife, Grethe, in a way that I might not have had I met them earlier in his hectic career.

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Aug

26

White Coat Ceremonies 2014

Most physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and physician's assistants in practice have never experienced the White Coat ceremony that our first year medical students and dental students at the University of Utah celebrated this week.

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Aug

19

Culture Meets Science in Discovery

Ever heard the nickname "Happy Valley?" Not the one 45 miles South of Salt Lake City. I'm talking about the one nearly 14,000 miles from here in Dharmshala, India. Home to many Tibetan refugees, this similarly nicknamed village is not the only connection we have to the other side of this planet.

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