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October 2012

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  • Advancing Youth In Medical Education

    Oct 31, 2012

    It's an opportunity most high school kids never experience- getting outside the classroom and working side-by-side with medical students. But 40 local teens took their futures in their own hands and spent their summer with University of Utah medical students. ... Read more

  • Williams Syndrome: A Unique Lens on Human Behavior

    Oct 19, 2012

    Julie R. Korenberg, Ph.D., M.D., Li Dai, Ph.D., and Jian Ying, all from the University of Utah School of Medicine, entered a poster presentation of a recently published abstract at the annual conference of the Society of Neuroscience. More than 35,000 abstracts were submitted but only about 350 made the cut as a 'hot topic' at the conference. Dr. Korenberg's and her colleagues' poster was among those accepted.... Read more

  • The Value of the Poison Center System

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Utah Poison Control Center and America's other 56 poison centers save Americans more than $1.8 billion every year in medical costs. But more importantly, the centers save countless lives each year. ... Read more

  • $21.8 Million Grant Renewal to Aid HIV Center in Imaging Research

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five years after winning a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to set up a center to study HIV, the University of Utah has been awarded $21.8 million more to develop ways to image and understand the structural biology of the virus and cells that it infects.... Read more

  • Ballard Scholar Remembers Mentor and Friend

    Oct 12, 2012

    Medical student and Ballard Scholar Tony Trinh thanks the man he calls his mentor and friend, Robert H. Ballard.... Read more

  • A Signal of Hope for Pediatric Neurodevelopment Disorders

    Oct 11, 2012

    Every day, as Josh Bonkowsky, MD, PhD, cares for his young patients and their families, he is motivated in pushing his research forward to ultimately improve treatments for their disorders. As a pediatric neurologist specialist, being on the frontlines of patient care was the catalyst for the "Aha" moment that revealed an original approach to better understanding the nervous system and how the brain circuitry develops and functions. ... Read more

  • U of U Department of Psychiatry Releases Follow-up Study on Autism and Mortality

    Oct 09, 2012

    Recently, a follow-up study of the 1980s Utah/UCLA Autism Epidemiologic Study done by researchers in the U of U Department of Psychiatry was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. ... Read more

  • Doc Passes Love for Relationship-Building on to Students

    Oct 05, 2012

    Returning to a University of Utah very different from the one she herself attended for medical school, Pippitt now directs the Longitudinal Clinical Experience that gives first- and second-year students the hands-on primary care exposure that Pippitt never had in her first years of medical school.... Read more

  • Therapeutic Video Games?

    Oct 04, 2012

    Video games are often criticized for supposedly contributing to inactivity and obesity. A new study discusses a new genre of specially created video games that provide therapeutic value.... Read more

  • What Happens To Our Voice As We Age?

    Oct 01, 2012

    As we age, we know to expect various changes physically and mentally. But what about our voice? ... Read more