One nurse shares how her own research ended up making a critical difference in the lives of her children and grandchildren.... Read MorePediatrics
Clinical Trials Support 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 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.
A new study led by Micah Drummond, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy at University of Utah Health, has found a way to keep muscles from deteriorating during bed rest. ... Read More
Robin Marcus examines the potential benefits of personalized fitness and nutrition interventions.... Read MorePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gwen McMillin presented an overview of the developing field of pharmacogenomics.... Read More
Erin Clark provides an overview of the evolution and future of prenatal care.... Read MoreObstetrics and Gynecology
Holly Spraker-Perlman provides an overview of palliative care and its role in personalized medicine.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
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