A population-based genealogical resource with linked medical data was used to define the observed familial clustering of Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I).... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Genetic Epidemiology
The Division of Genetic Epidemiology (GenEpi) is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors.
To understand the genetic nature of complex diseases and to use this knowledge to treat, and eventually prevent, such illnesses.
We strive to:
- Use clean, high quality data.
- Use both established and innovative data analysis methods.
- Work collaboratively with experts in multiple fields.
Deliver results that expand the collective knowledge of the scientific community.
Click here to learn more about what we do and the history of our division.
There are few published familial relative risks (RR) for lethal prostate cancer. This study estimates RRs for lethal prostate cancer based on comprehensive family history data, with the goal of improving identification of those men at highest risk of dying from prostate cancer.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Utah's large extended families and their knack for keeping expert genealogy records may seem curious to those outside the state, but collectively they have helped researchers crack the mysteries of disease-causing genes.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Genome-Wide Association Study for Rotator Cuff Tears Identifies Two Significant Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms
The precise etiology of rotator cuff disease is unknown, but prior evidence suggests a role for genetic factors. Limited data exist identifying specific genes associated with rotator cuff tearing. The purpose of this study was to identify specific genes or genetic variants associated with rotator cuff tearing by a genome-wide association study with an independent set of rotator cuff tear cases.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
The majority of lung cancers are smoking-related, with environmental and genetical factors contributing. The interplay between environmental and genetical contributions in non-smoking-related lung cancers is less clear.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Researchers have found five new genetic variants associated with heavy smoking and six new variants associated with lung health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
University of Utah Joins CDC in Effort to Stop Spread of Ebola, MRSA and Other Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings
In its effort to develop and implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health care settings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen the University of Utah and five other institutions nationwide to partner with the agency to spur innovations that help control the transmission of such organisms.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
This study provides a population-level relative risk assessment of comorbidities in myotonic dystrophy.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Using THA as a proxy for underlying osteoarthritis, we describe population-based familial clustering of osteoarthritis of the hip. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine