Department of Internal Medicine

Since our founding in 1943, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has been committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Our vision is to be one of the elite Departments of Medicine in the nation by: fulfilling a comprehensive academic mission, developing new leaders in internal medicine, and improving the health and health care of residents of the Intermountain West by providing safe high quality care.

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Factor Isolated From Babies’ Cord Blood Could Treat Harmful Inflammation, Sepsis
Research
Sep 06, 2016

Factor Isolated From Babies’ Cord Blood Could Treat Harmful Inflammation, Sepsis

Internal Medicine, , cord blood

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. The factor circulates in the blood of newborns for about two weeks after birth and is not found in older babies or adults, according to the study published online Sept. 6, 2016, in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Simple Saline Spray Could Be As Effective As Drug Therapy for Treating Chronic Nosebleeds
Research
Sep 06, 2016

Simple Saline Spray Could Be As Effective As Drug Therapy for Treating Chronic Nosebleeds

Cardiovascular Center, , hht, nosebleeds

Squirting a simple saline solution into the nose twice a day could alleviate chronic nosebleeds just as effectively as spraying with any one of three different medications, reports a study published in JAMA and led by Kevin Whitehead, M.D., F.A.H.A., associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and director of the Utah HHT Clinical Center.... Read More

Internal Medicine

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Kathleen A Cooney, MD

Kathleen A Cooney, MD

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

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