Holly Spraker-Perlman presented an overview of palliative care and its role in personalized medicine as part of the CCTS-supported Foundations in Personalized Health Care course, which was designed to introduce students to many facets of this emerging field.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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What Is the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)?
The CCTS is the home for clinical and translational science in our institution, the state of Utah, and within the Mountain West Region. It builds on University of Utah Health’s strengths in genetics and bioinformatics to translate promising bench science into practices that improve human health.
The center serves as an academic home for clinical and translational research, developing innovative health services for the community and health researchers, and training a new generation of clinical and translational investigators. Four foundations of discovery compose the center: Clinical Trials Support, Population Health, Precision Medicine, and Workforce Development, and these foundations provide support for T1 to T4 research.
Roger Altizer Jr. presented his work on gaming and personalized medicine as part of the CCTS-supported Foundations in Personalized Health Care course, which was designed to introduce students to many facets of this emerging field.... Read More
Julie Fritz, PhD, a professor of physical therapy and athletic training at University of Utah Health, wanted to understand how patients manage pain, specifically back pain. She listened to the stories of about a dozen patients who deal with chronic back pain. Fritz believes that there is a threshold where patients transition from self-care to seeking help from a doctor. Honing in on this threshold requires a better understanding of what patients deal with a on a day-to-day basis. ... Read MorePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Recursion Pharmaceuticals, a Salt Lake City-based start-up, is tapping into advances in machine learning, computer vision and robotic automation to allow software to analyze hundreds of thousands of extremely detailed microscopic images of cells every week in search of treatments for hundreds of rare diseases simultaneously. ... Read More
Primary ovarian insufficiency is the one form of infertility that lacks any treatment options. Corrine Welt, MD, professor of internal medicine at University of Utah Health, believes an answer may lie in the scores of genetic data housed in the Utah Population Database (UPDB). ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
The University of Kentucky shared cardiac tissue samples with a researcher at the University of Utah Health to advance her work in understanding of how the heart ages.... Read MoreSelect...
During the past few decades, new, hypervirulent pathogens have emerged, capturing the attention of the public, as well as Vanessa Stevens, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Utah Health Sciences and an investigator at the IDEAS 2.0 Center at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Salt Lake City Health Care System. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
The Health Services Research Conference Program Committee invites anyone interested in health services research to attend the 12th annual Utah Health Services Research Conference on Monday, March 13. ... Read More
“You can’t do it all by yourself,” said Tracy Frech, M.D., M.S., assistant professor in internal medicine. As part of her early career training in clinical research, Frech began treating patients with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. ... Read More