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.

Our Research and Gene Studies

We are focused on searching for and understanding genes that affect health and disease.

Introduction to Genetics and Cancer

An overview of what genetics entails, the relationship between genetics and cancer, and ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.

History of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology

A brief history of our division and our involvement with the identification of the p16, BRCA1, and BRCA2

Latest News

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says
Research
Apr 04, 2016

Cell Therapy May Mend Damaged Hearts, Study Says

heart failure, heart

End-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow experienced 37 percent fewer cardiac events - including deaths and hospital admissions related to heart failure - than a placebo-controlled group, reports a new study. Results from ixCELL-DCM, the largest cell therapy trial for treating heart failure to date, will be presented at the 2016 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and published online in The Lancet on April 4.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Hidden in Plain Sight: Well-Known Drug Could Yield New Treatment for Herpes Viruses
Research
Mar 14, 2016

Hidden in Plain Sight: Well-Known Drug Could Yield New Treatment for Herpes Viruses

infectious disease, herpes

University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have unexpectedly found that a drug that has been used for the past 50 years to treat heart failure and high blood pressure also inhibits infection by the Epstein Barr virus, which causes mono and is associated with several cancers. The finding has broad implications: with modification, the drug could be used to treat other illness caused by this class of virus including shingles, mono, and herpes. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

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