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U physician reflects on his "terribly wonderful" experience of going from liver doctor to liver transplant survivor.

U physician reflects on his "terribly wonderful" experience of going from liver doctor to liver transplant survivor.

Eight years ago, through a strange twist of fate, Terry Box, M.D., went from being a doctor who specialized in liver transplants to a patient whose life depended on one. Today, when he's not caring for patients, he's competing athletically, determined to stay fit and raise awareness of the remarkable success of transplantation and organ donation.  Read More

UCRM Celebrates Patients Overcoming Infertility

UCRM Celebrates Patients Overcoming Infertility

Overcoming Infertility: Each year, the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM) staff and doctors invite patients back for a picnic to celebrate and to meet the little success stories, often for the first time, that have changed their parents' lives forever. It's like a super family reunion; twins, triplets, boys, and girls, all made possible by the quality expertise that comes with more than 25 years of experience  Read More

Peters Named to New George S. Eccles Endowed Chair in Orthopaedics

Peters Named to New George S. Eccles Endowed Chair in Orthopaedics

Christopher Peters, M.D., and development director Arthur Swindle outside the University Orthopaedic Center. The George S. and Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Foundation recently endowed a new chair in orthopaedics in honor of Swindle's decades of compassionate service to patients and their families. Peters, an internationally recognized researcher and orthopaedic surgeon, was named the inaugural chair holder.  Read More

Containing Disease Outbreaks Requires Collaboration and Communication

Containing Disease Outbreaks Requires Collaboration and Communication

Catherine Staes, Ph.D., and Matthew Samore, M.D., are collaborating on a public health project to create a statewide framework to communicate better when outbreaks, such as the cryptosporidium outbreak two summers ago, occur.  Read More

A Note from David Entwistle & Tom Miller about The Joint Commission

A Note from David Entwistle & Tom Miller about The Joint Commission

We sat down with University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics CEO David Entwistle and CMO Tom Miller, M.D., to ask them about the upcoming Joint Commission accreditation visit.  Read More

Rehab Program Breaks New TRAILS

Rehab Program Breaks New TRAILS

When Lena Schoemaker was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident, she worried she'd never again lead an active life. Before she was discharged from University Hospital, the U's TRAILS program introduced her to handcycling. Now, three years later, the 21-year-old junior at Stanford University cross-country skis, kayaks, competes in handcycling and has taken first place in marathons.  Read More

U Launches Global Health Initiative

U Launches Global Health Initiative

Stephen C. Alder, Ph.D., chief of the U's public health division, spoke to more than 100 guests gathered at the Rosenblatt House to launch the Global Health Initiative, which provides an umbrella organization for the U's globally oriented health and medical efforts.  Read More

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