The University of Utah Health Care Thrombosis Service has been named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence after passing the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment program. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Faculty Appointment, Review, & Advancement
Robert Fujinami, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Medicine, and Carrie Byington, MD, Vice Dean, School of Medicine, and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Faculty and Academic Affairs work closely with faculty members, administrative staff, and leadership across the Health Sciences campus to facilitate faculty governance, along with the faculty appointment, review, and advancement (FARA) process.
Formerly known as retention, promotion, and tenure (RPT), this process is now called faculty appointment, review, and advancement (FARA).
In October, the Utah Hospital Association honored Van Vranken with the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Executive Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made significant contributions to health care in our state.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Researchers from the University of Utah studying Drosophila fruit flies have found that in flies, providing a common dietary supplement prevents death caused by Pngl deficiency, the fly analog of the human genetic disorder N-Glycanase 1 (NGLY1) deficiency. Findings were reported at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2016 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. ... Read MoreHuman Genetics
"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. from mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, VPCAT scholar Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of Health, and colleagues, are finding that tweets may reveal something about our health. A study published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance reports that communities that tweeted more often about physical activities, or expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods, had better overall health.... Read More
A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. For the first time, they have corrected the mutation in a proportion of stem cells that is high enough to produce a substantial benefit in sickle cell patients.... Read MoreBiochemistry
University of Utah Health Care will officially open its new Farmington Health Center on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine