Research

Research

In addition to education, and the multitude of avenues and services that The University of Utah Health Sciences Center provides, our faculty and staff conduct, collaborate and initiate research. We advance knowledge through innovative, basic and clinical research and translate our discoveries into applications that help people.

The University of Utah is ranked among the top 30 public research universities in the nation with particular distinctions in medicine and genetics. As a result of our benchmarking research, the university received over $309 million in research and student aid funding from external sources and ranks 15th in the nation for significant awards to faculty for research efforts.

Research in the health sciences spans many fields of study. From genetics, to molecular biology – from biomedical engineering to drug and pharmaceutical research; University of Utah researchers are on the leading edge of the development and enhancement of knowledge in the medical and health sciences.

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Vitae: People and Stories That Drive Our Research
Research
Dec 20, 2016

Vitae: People and Stories That Drive Our Research

Internal Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute, ,

A mother who died unexpectedly, a chance encounter with a snail biologist, a patient whose hands were so swollen that she could barely take care of her newborn. Inspiration often comes from unexpected places, a theme that reverberated throughout University of Utah Health Science’s annual Vitae. This year’s event spotlighted six star junior faculty who captivated the crowd with stories of their science, and how they got to where they are today.... Read More

Internal Medicine

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Oxygen Therapy No Benefit to Patients with Moderate COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung conditions – primarily emphysema and chronic bronchitis – that make it continually harder to breathe and is the third leading cau...

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Physical Abuse More Than Doubles a Woman's Risk for Pelvic Adhesions

Women with a history of physical abuse face more than twice the risk of developing pelvic adhesions as women with no history of abuse, a new study finds. The research, which included 473 women 18 to 44 years old at su...

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Gene's Battle with Microbes Promotes Evolutionary Innovation in Humans

The lactoferrin gene arose in early mammals approximately 160 million years ago, and can still be found in the genomes of humans and other primates. New research shows that lactoferrin, whose original function was to ...

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Tendon Issues and Rotator Cuff Tears Linked by Genetic and Environmental Factors

People with rotator cuff tears often experience other tendon or nerve problems as well, but it has been unclear whether those associated ailments are influenced by genetics or environment. New research shows strong ev...

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