Ask CCTS Open House
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Aug 30, 2017

Ask CCTS Open House

Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is ready to answer your questions and provide resources to enhance your research! • Clinical Trials Support • Informatics • Population Health Research • Precision Medicine • Collaboration & Engagement • Workforce Development • HealthInsight • Utah Department of Health • Intermountain Healthcare ... Read More

Hypertension Symposium: Wednesday, Sept. 20th
RESEARCH
Aug 23, 2017

Hypertension Symposium: Wednesday, Sept. 20th

Don't miss on the upcoming Hypertension Symposium taking place at the University of Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The event features Keynote speaker Dr. Susanne Oparil from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and additional visiting and local hypertension experts.... Read More

CCTS Patient Engagement Studios Provides Critical Input for Back Pain Research
RESEARCH
Apr 03, 2017

CCTS Patient Engagement Studios Provides Critical Input for Back Pain Research

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 More

How a Start-Up Found a Dozen Treatments for Rare Diseases Using Robots
RESEARCH
Mar 23, 2017

How a Start-Up Found a Dozen Treatments for Rare Diseases Using Robots

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

Gene Linked to Higher Risk for Premature Menopause
RESEARCH
Mar 21, 2017

Gene Linked to Higher Risk for Premature Menopause

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 More

Translating Science into Action: Finding the Right Antibiotic for a Deadly Infection
RESEARCH
Feb 23, 2017

Translating Science into Action: Finding the Right Antibiotic for a Deadly Infection

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 More

Translating Science into Action: New Treatments for Scleroderma
RESEARCH
Jan 23, 2017

Translating Science into Action: New Treatments for Scleroderma

“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

Breaking Traditions in Prenatal Care
RESEARCH
Dec 22, 2016

Breaking Traditions in Prenatal Care

In a CCTS-supported project, obstetrician/gynecologist Erin Clark, M.D., has turned prenatal care on its ear by offering remote, telemedicine-based care to expecting mothers. Having choices that suit the needs of patients is at the heart of patient-centered care, she says.... Read More

EDUCATION
Dec 20, 2016

Foundations in Personalized Health Care Course and CME

Foundations in Personalized Health Care is a survey course designed to introduce students to the many facets of personalized health care, from ethical, legal and social issues to persoalized risk and prevention. The class is taught by oncologists, geneticists, clinicians and lawyers who are active in the field. CME is available as is distance learning for University of Utah students.... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Dec 14, 2016

ACTS 2017 Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

The annual meeting for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) offers a venue for sharing your research with an audience of peers and discovering new opportunities for collaboration. The meeting will take place on April 19-21, 2017 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. ... Read More

Three KL2, VPCAT Scholars Honored at U of U Health Science’s Vitae
RECOGNITION
Dec 08, 2016

Three KL2, VPCAT Scholars Honored at U of U Health Science’s Vitae

Each year University of Utah Health Sciences features young investigators whose innovative research is making an impact. On Dec 8, three KL2 and VPCAT scholars were highlighted at this years’ event. Each gave engaging, lively presentations explaining their research and how their lives led them to where they are today.... Read More

Voices in Precision Medicine: Speaking on the Law, Ethics, and Science
EDUCATION
Dec 05, 2016

Voices in Precision Medicine: Speaking on the Law, Ethics, and Science

CCTS Program in Personalized Health brought leading scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists together to discuss the law, ethics, and science of precision medicine at Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data, and the Public. You can still tune in to hear conversations on increasing access to care, controlling cost, and hastening delivery of new therapies by keynote speaker and NCATS director Chris Austin, and more.... Read More

RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Dec 02, 2016

CCTS/PPH Sponsored KL2 Scholars – Call for Applications

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), in collaboration with the University of Utah Program in Personalized Health (PPH), invites all Deans, Department Chairs, and Division Chiefs to identify potential junior faculty member candidates performing clinical or translational (T1-T4) research in precision medicine to submit an application for consideration for to the CCTS KL2 Scholars Program. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 29, 2016

CCTS-Supported ECHO Act Passes in the U.S. Senate

The ECHO Act to increase access to quality health care for rural Americans passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate today. Project Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) is a telehealth system for bringing high quality medical training to health care providers including those in underserved areas. ... Read More

Informed Consent Play
EDUCATION
Nov 11, 2016

Informed Consent Play

An electrifying new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, "Informed Consent" is a powerful examination of medical ethics and the sometimes-murky lines between privacy and research. In partnership with the Department of Theatre and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 08, 2016

Registry Aims to Find Genetic, Environmental Clues to Parkinson’s Disease

In March 2015, the Utah Department of Health launched the CCTS-supported Utah Parkinson Disease Registry and issued a rule that required health care providers report cases of Parkinson disease and related movement disorders via. Now, more than a year later, 1,566 Utahns with Parkinson’s disease have joined the registry, sharing valuable information about their diagnosis.... Read More

Cord Blood Factor Could Treat Harmful Sepsis
RECOGNITION
Sep 12, 2016

Cord Blood Factor Could Treat Harmful Sepsis

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

CCTS Workforce Development Foundation for Discovery Announces New Co-Directors Anthea Letsou, Julie Shakib
RECOGNITION
Aug 24, 2016

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

Blessing the Journey
RECOGNITION
Aug 20, 2016

Blessing the Journey

The "Blessing the Journey" ceremony welcomes American Indians and their families to the University of Utah health sciences community.... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Aug 17, 2016

Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases

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

How to Make Science More Reliable? Tips for Systematic Reviews
RESEARCH
Jul 22, 2016

How to Make Science More Reliable? Tips for Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews - a survey of published results to answer a specific research question - may not be as easy to carry out as you think. Melissa Rethlefsen and Mellanye Lackey from the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Systematic Reviews Core explain common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. ... Read More

Call for Research Strategy/Plan Narratives
EDUCATION
Jul 19, 2016

Call for Research Strategy/Plan Narratives

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting research strategy / plan narratives proposing research conducted at any point along the translational science spectrum aiming to improve the health of individuals and the public for pre-submission peer review. ... Read More

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team
RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2016

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will monitor potential Zika virus exposure among a subset of athletes, coaches and other U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) staff attending the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil. The study is led by CCTS Co-Director Carrie Byington, MD.... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2016

DNA Fest Highlights Utah Genetics, Precision Medicine

On July 9, the Natural History Museum of Utah will host a DNA Fest presented in part by Utah Genome Project and USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery investigators. A 2PM lecture will be moderated by CCTS Co-Director Will Dere, MD.... Read More

RESEARCH
May 23, 2016

UUHS Scope Radio interview with Anne Kirby, PhD, a VPCAT scholar

VPCAT scholar Anne Kirby, Ph.D, assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Utah explains her search for factors that predict whether autistic teens will succeed on their own as adults, and how parents’ expectations might influence their child’s outcomes. Listen to the interview on The Scope Radio.... Read More

RESEARCH
May 23, 2016

UUHS Scope Radio interview with Anne Kirby, PhD, a VPCAT scholar

VPCAT scholar Anne Kirby, Ph.D, assistant professor of occupational therapy at the University of Utah explains her search for factors that predict whether autistic teens will succeed on their own as adults, and how parents’ expectations might influence their child’s outcomes. Listen to the interview on The Scope Radio.... Read More

Drug Treatment for Precision Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
RESEARCH
Apr 29, 2016

Drug Treatment for Precision Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

VPCAT scholar Jewel Samadder, M.D., led a clinical trial finding a drug treatment that provides precision prevention for this group of high-risk patients. A combination of two drugs, sulindac (COX-2 inhibitor) and erlotnib (EGFR inhibitor), reduces precancerous polyps in the small intestine by 75 percent. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 13, 2016

Call for Applications - CCTS KL2 Career Development Award

Applications due April 29, 2016. The purpose of the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar Award is to support the career development of junior faculty members who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on clinical or translational research.... Read More

RESEARCH
Mar 04, 2016

Byington to lead USOC Zika Advisory Committee

CCTS co-director, pediatrician, and infectious disease specialist Carrie Byington was elected to lead the U.S. Olympic Committee infectious disease advisory board to advise athletes and travelers who intend to go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 26, 2016

Vice President Biden Calls Utah Genetics Resource a "National Model"

Vice President Joe Biden visited the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah to consult with experts on the national "moonshot" initiative to eradicate cancer. The visit highlighted the power of CCTS Precision Medicine Foundation resources, Utah Population Database, and the Utah Genome Project, to uncover the genetic causes of diseasaes, including cancers. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 17, 2016

Long Road Ahead for Cardiogenic Shock Patients

VPCAT scholar Rashmee Shah, M.D. , assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine leads a study finding that one-third of patients with cardiogenic shock die within 60 days of being discharged from the hospital.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 01, 2016

Foundations in Personalized Health Care Course

our Foundations in Personalized Health Care course (MDCRC 6150) starts on January 11th. This survey course is designed to introduce participants to many facets of the field of personalized health care including pharmacogenomics, ethical and legal issues, economics, campus resources for personalized health, and approaches to personalized health across multiple disciplines. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 01, 2016

Foundations in Personalized Health Care Course

our Foundations in Personalized Health Care course (MDCRC 6150) starts on January 11th. This survey course is designed to introduce participants to many facets of the field of personalized health care including pharmacogenomics, ethical and legal issues, economics, campus resources for personalized health, and approaches to personalized health across multiple disciplines. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 01, 2016

Foundations in Personalized Health Care Course

our Foundations in Personalized Health Care course (MDCRC 6150) starts on January 11th. This survey course is designed to introduce participants to many facets of the field of personalized health care including pharmacogenomics, ethical and legal issues, economics, campus resources for personalized health, and approaches to personalized health across multiple disciplines. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Dec 04, 2015

Can We Afford Precision Medicine?

Precision medicine may make health care better, but don’t expect it to make it more affordable. Will Dere, M.D., co-director of CCTS and director of the program in personalized health was on a panel discussing the topic.... Read More

RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Nov 19, 2015

PPH & CCTS Pilot Award Symposium

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium to a showcase of current interdisciplinary and translational research. Hear speakers from this year’s pilot awards, given to projects from 12 departments at the University of Utah School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing, and include collaborations with ARUP Laboratories and Intermountain Healthcare.... Read More

Viruses Thrive In Big Families, In Sickness and In Health
RESEARCH
Aug 04, 2015

Viruses Thrive In Big Families, In Sickness and In Health

The BIG LoVE (Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology) study, led by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine and CCTS, finds that each bundle of joy puts the entire household at increased risk for infection with viruses that cause colds, flu, and other respiratory illnesses. ... Read More

Health Care Providers A Major Contributor to Problem of Antibiotic Overuse
RESEARCH
Jul 20, 2015

Health Care Providers A Major Contributor to Problem of Antibiotic Overuse

10 percent of health care providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient (95 percent or more) who walks in with a cold, bronchitis or other acute respiratory infection (ARI), according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System, the University of Utah School of Medicine, and CCTS.... Read More

Eight Grants Awarded to Interdisciplinary Research Projects - U of U School of Medicine
RESEARCH
Jul 16, 2015

Eight Grants Awarded to Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The University of Utah’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and Program in Personalized Health (PPH) has awarded grants to eight interdisciplinary projects to advance research and practices leading toward customizing healthcare to the individual patient. Learn more about the awardees.... Read More

http://healthcare.utah.edu/patient-stories/stories/oliver.php#.Vp8ka_HFSwZ
RESEARCH
Jun 15, 2015

Real Patients, Real Stories - PKU Kids

Many parents can relate to the struggle to make sure their children eat a proper diet. But it is an all-consuming affair for Amy and Brian Oliver, who have two kids with a rare genetic condition called Phenylketonuria (PKU).... Read More

RESEARCH
May 12, 2015

A Call to Modernize Family Health Histories

In an opinion piece in JAMA, Joshua Schiffman, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Willard Dere, M.D., director of the U.’s Program In Personalized Health concludes that new, web-based tools are needed to boost family history collection rates. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
May 01, 2015

New CCTS Directors: Carrie Byington, MD, Will Dere, MD

It is with sadness that we announce that Dr. Don McClain will be leaving his position as co-director of our Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) to direct a new Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.... Read More

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long
RESEARCH
Apr 30, 2015

Walking an Extra Two Minutes Each Hour May Offset Hazards of Sitting Too Long

A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. On the bright side, adding two minutes of walking each hour to your routine just might do the trick. These findings were published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 13, 2015

Welcome Two New Bionutritionists

The Clinical Services Core is excited to welcome two new Bionutritionists: Stacie Wing-Gaia, PhD, RD, CSSD and Rebecca Hurst, MS, RD, CSP, CD. Read their story.... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 06, 2015

NEW! CCTS Grant Peer Review Program

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is pleased to announce a new service to provide pre-submission peer review for grant proposals. Learn more.... Read More

RESEARCH
Jan 30, 2015

Is the Precision Medicine Initiative a Good Investment?

Is the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative going revolutionize health care? Is it a good investment? What is it, exactly? Dr. Will Dere, director for the Program for Personalized Health at the University of Utah, gives his perspective... Read More

EDUCATION
Oct 11, 2014

Utah Department of Health Data Fair

This event is scheduled for November 4th at 12:15 PM, in HSEB. UDOH data stewards will provide brief descriptions of UDOH data sources and their access policies.... Read More

EDUCATION
May 05, 2014

9th Annual Health Sciences Research Meeting

For the 9th annual meeting on April 30, 2014, we brought together 92 research partners from the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, the VA Medical Center, Utah Health Department, and other community representatives. ... Read More

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