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  • University of Utah Hospital chosen for national pilot program studying methods of quality monitoring in kidney transplant

    The University of Utah Hospital is one of 19 transplant hospitals nationwide and the only hospital in Utah named to participate in the COIIN (Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network) pilot program, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.

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  • A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany

    On Dec. 3, 2016, in a ceremony in Salt Lake City, John M. Opitz, M.D., received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also called the Bundesverdienstkreuz (BVK) or Federal Cross of Merit – the only national decoration awarded by the German government. The award recognizes those who have had a profound impact on building the relationships between Germany and other nations.

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  • Virus-Inspired Delivery System Transfers Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells

    Scientists from the University of Utah and University of Washington have developed blueprints that instruct human cells to assemble a virus-like delivery system that can transport custom cargo from one cell to another. As reported online in Nature on Nov. 30, the research is a step toward a nature-inspired means for delivering therapeutics directly to specific cell types within the body.

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