"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
Clinical Trials Support Foundation for Discovery
Population Health Foundation for Discovery
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Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery
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 the University of Utah Health Sciences’ 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.
Mollie Cummins, PhD, RN, a member of the CCTS Biomedical Informatics Service team, has earned the 2016 Presidential Scholars Award.... Read More
Jeremiah Alt, M.D., Ph.D., a CCTS KL2 scholar and physician-scientist of Native American heritage talks about his perspectives on health care and research. ... Read More
A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing a new therapy to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of inflammation and sepsis, such as fever, fluctuations in respiratory rate, and death. T ... Read More
Applications are now open to pre- and post-doctoral trainees for appointment to the Microbial Pathogenesis T32. Applications are due September 23, 2016.... Read More
CCTS Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery Announces New Co-Directors Anthea Letsou, Julie Shakib
CCTS Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery announces two new co-directors: Anthea Letsou, Ph.D., and Julie Shakib, D.O., M.P.H. Workforce development is designed to enhance the development of future faculty members and to reengineer the training of future investigators in each step of clinical research, from the laboratory bench or basic population science research to the bedside and finally to practice in the community.... Read More
The "Blessing the Journey" ceremony welcomes American Indians and their families to the University of Utah health sciences community.... Read More
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) has awarded Dr. John Phillips of the Division of Hematology a five-year, $4 million U54 grant to establish the Center for Iron and Heme Disorders at the University of Utah (CIHD).... Read More
In order to assure the future of rare disease research, the training of the next generation of investigators in this field is important. New investigators, trainees, junior faculty and others will have an opportunity to learn about rare disease research methodology at the next RDCRN Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Disease will be on November 3, 2016 in Washington, D.C. ... Read More