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  • Dr. Bala Ambati #1 on List of Ophthalmology’s Rising Stars

    Bala Ambati, MD, PhD, a physician and researcher at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center, nabbed the top spot on The Ophthalmologist magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Power List.

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  • Newly Launched Utah Parkinson Disease Registry To Provide Insights Into Disease’s Causes

    The Utah Parkinson Disease Registry (UPDR.org) was launched last week in an effort to understand an apparent rise in PD by 30 percent over the last ten years in Utah, and to uncover causes of the disease. Effective March 12, 2015, the Utah State Board of Health requires that health care providers report cases of PD and related movement disorders. Because Utah has one of the highest rates of PD in the nation, it is uniquely poised to contribute toward a new understanding of the disease.

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  • Innovative Approaches to Preventing Muscle Loss Earns Micah Drummond, Ph.D., AGS Investigator Award

    Assistant professor of physical therapy Micah Drummond, Ph.D., wields a rare trait that is becoming increasingly sought after in the world of scientific inquiry: he’s as equally comfortable explaining an exercise regimen to an elderly study volunteer as he is staring down a microscope. His translational approach to uncovering the secrets of staving off muscle loss during aging has earned him the 2015 Outstanding Junior Investigator Award from the American Geriatric Society.

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