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August 2012

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  • Joyce Mitchell - Nationally Respected Leader in Biomedical Informatics - Announces Retirement

    Aug 20, 2012

    For almost eight years, the U has benefited from Joyce Mitchell's leadership as one of the country's leading experts and scholars in biomedical informatics - the science of using computers to gather, manage, and analyze biomedical and patient information to improve individualized patient health care. "It has been an honor working here," says Mitchell, who will retire at the end of this year and pass the leadership torch on to someone else. ... Read more

  • Research to Treat Blood Clots in People With Diabetes and Other Metabolic Disorders Gets $16 Million Boost from NIH

    Aug 16, 2012

    A team of researchers in the Department of Medicine have received $16 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to set up a translational research center at the U to study the cellular and molecular causes of blood clots, a serious threat to millions of people who have diabetes, are obese or have other metabolic disorders. The money will help set up a new center with the goal of applying basic and laboratory science to find new diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic measures for thrombosis, or blood clotting, and then make them available to patients as rapidly as possible. ... Read more

  • A Pretty Great State? Gallup Thinks So

    Aug 14, 2012

    Utah leads the nation as the best place to live according to new research from the Gallup Corp. They looked at 13 forward-looking metrics including economic confidence, job creation, and standard of living. Sounds about right to us. In the words of early Utah leader Brigham Young, if you're looking for a great place to do your post-graduate medical residency "This is the place." ... Read more

  • High Speed Medical Care at the Tour of Utah

    Aug 08, 2012

    University of Utah Health Care is proud to be the official medical sponsor of this year's Tour of Utah. Dr. Brad Rockwell leads the medical team and offers his perspective on the race, the challenges his team faces, and provides a few health and safety tips for the recreational rider.... Read more

  • U Researchers Find Surprising New Ally in the Fight Against Depression

    Aug 06, 2012

    Women battling stubborn major depression may have a surprising new ally in their fight -- the muscle-building dietary supplement creatine. In a new proof-of-concept study, researchers from three South Korean universities and the University of Utah report that women with major depressive disorder (MDD) who augmented their daily antidepressant with 5 grams of creatine responded twice as fast and experienced remission of the illness at twice the rate of women who took the antidepressant alone. ... Read more

  • Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    Aug 03, 2012

    Elizabeth Smith remembers when University Hospital was designated Baby Friendly as World Breastfeeding Week celebrates 20 years. ... Read more

  • Hepatitis C a Growing Concern

    Aug 02, 2012

    Hepatitis C is a growing health care issue in the United States. Yearly deaths from HCV will increase over the next few decades. ... Read more