With just an inexpensive micro-thin surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers and biologists have collaborated to discover a minimally invasive, inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of an animal brain, a process that also could lead to a much less invasive method for humans.... Read MoreSelect...
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Infectious Diseases Division (a sub-specialty of internal medicine) has 12 full-time faculty at the University of Utah Medical Center and 13 affiliated faculty at LDS, IMC, and the VA hospital who are actively involved in clinical, educational, and research endeavors in infectious diseases.
Our goal is to prevent, treat and care for patients with infectious diseases in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The division provides general ID, HIV and immunocompromised inpatient consultation services at the University of Utah Health Center and at LDS Hospital, IMC and the VA. The division also has active programs in antibiotic stewardship, infection control and early epidemic investigation.
In Clinic 1A, our providers see patients with general infectious disease problems such as osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and endocarditis. Specialty clinics, specializing in HIV, travel and tropical medicine, transplant infectious diseases, and immunology are available to better serve patients with those needs.
In addition, we run outreach clinics for HIV patients at the Utah prison and in St George and oversee the sexually transmitted disease clinic at the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.
Our faculty are active in both laboratory and clinical research, with a focus on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases.
Our specific research interests include:
- Epstein Barr virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, HIV, and Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpes virus.
- Opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts especially cytomegalovirus (CMV) and invasive fungal infections.
- Malaria and its complications; Geosentinel surveillance of infections in returning travelers.
- Viral triggers of multiple sclerosis.
- Antibiotic resistance, MRSA, and antibiotic stewardship.
- Immunology of diarrheal diseases and gut dysfunction in returning travelers
he Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) will join poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating the 55th annual National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), March 19-25, 2017, a week dedicated to raising awareness about poisoning and highlighting specific ways to prevent it.... Read More
University of Utah Health colleges and programs remain among the best in the nation in primary care, research, physician assistant training, nurse midwifery, pharmacy and other areas, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. ... Read More
Two screening tests often used to try to predict which pregnant women are likely to deliver prematurely aren’t effective in low-risk women, according to a national collaborative study of more than 10,000 women, led by clinician-researchers at University of Utah Health Sciences and Intermountain Healthcare. ... Read MoreSelect...
During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists at University of Utah Health Sciences used mouse studies to show the role of yeast in aggravating the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Their work suggests that allopurinol, a generic drug already on the market, could offer some relief. ... Read MoreSelect...
It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders. ... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy