Welcome to the University of Utah School of Medicine

The University of Utah School of Medicine combines excellence in teaching, research, and clinical expertise to train tomorrow's physicians for the rapidly changing world of medicine. With a faculty of more than 1,000 physicians and researchers and 23 clinical and basic-science departments, the School of Medicine trains the majority of Utah physicians, offering an MD degree, physician assistant training, residency, fellowship specialty training, and degrees in public health or research.

The School of Medicine also is widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in the genetics of disease, cancer, biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, and other areas of leading-edge medicine.

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Latest News

Metagenomics Pathogen Detection Tool Could Change How Infectious Diseases Are Diagnosed
Research
May 26, 2016

Metagenomics Pathogen Detection Tool Could Change How Infectious Diseases Are Diagnosed

genome, precision medicine, genetics

Scientists at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories, and IDbyDNA, Inc., have developed ultra-fast, meta-genomics analysis software called Taxonomer that dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of pathogen detection. In a paper published today in Genome Biology, the collaborators demonstrated the ability of Taxonomer to analyze the sequences of all nucleic acids in a clinical specimen (DNA and RNA) and to detect pathogens, as well as profile the patient’s gene expression, in a matter of minutes. ... Read More

Human Genetics
Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction
Research
May 19, 2016

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Study Finds COPD-like Respiratory Symptoms Common Among Smokers Despite Lack of COPD Diagnosis
Research
May 12, 2016

Study Finds COPD-like Respiratory Symptoms Common Among Smokers Despite Lack of COPD Diagnosis

copd

In a finding that could lead to better treatment of smoking-related lung diseases, scientists are reporting that about half of current or former smokers with normal lung function have respiratory symptoms similar to COPD and an increased risk for exacerbations or “flare ups” of their symptoms despite a lack of COPD diagnosis. Many of these individuals show COPD-like symptoms, such as shortness of breath and difficulty exercising. Researchers note they also have a high rate of respiratory medication use despite a lack of data from clinical trials about appropriate treatment of this particular patient population. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
U.S. Olympic Committee Adds the University of Utah to  National Medical Network to Support Elite U.S. Athletes
Research, Clinical
May 11, 2016

U.S. Olympic Committee Adds the University of Utah to National Medical Network to Support Elite U.S. Athletes

The United States Olympic Committee Today Announced the Addition of the University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) to the National Medical Network. UUHC Will Serve as a National Medical Center, Specializing in Orthopedic Medicine, Physical Medicine, Primary Care, Dentistry, psychiatry, ophthalmology and neurosurgery for elite U.S. athletes. The partnership will also include collaborative research and educational opportunities for athletes at the University of Utah. ... Read More

Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer’s
Research
May 05, 2016

Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer’s

cancer, alzheimer's

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many cancer patients don’t live long enough to get Alzheimer’s. The research, led by investigators at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, was published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.... Read More

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