RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jan 02, 2018

New Research Grants - January 2018

Congratulations to Makoto Jones, MD (Epidemiology) and Peter Danzig, LCSW (Infectious Diseases) on the recent approval of their new research grant.... Read More

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee
RECOGNITION
Dec 20, 2017

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee

Congratulations to Lynn Henry, MD, PhD (Oncology) who was just elected to serve as the chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Nominating Committee... Read More

Editorial by Douglas Adler, MD in The Lancet - Surgery versus endoscopy for patients with infected pancreatic necrosis
RESEARCH
Nov 03, 2017

Editorial by Douglas Adler, MD in The Lancet - Surgery versus endoscopy for patients with infected pancreatic necrosis

An editorial by Dr. Douglas Adler published in The Lancet outlines how acute pancreatitis remains a commonly encountered clinical entity. The most florid form of the disease is seen when pancreatic necrosis develops and when this necrotic pancreatic tissue becomes infected. Bacterial or fungal infections in this space can result in severe morbidity and in mortality.... Read More

2017 M. Paul Southwick Prize
RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2017

2017 M. Paul Southwick Prize

Barry M. Stults, MD (General Internal Medicine) recognized with the first annual M. Paul Southwick Prize for Clinical Education and Teaching.... Read More

EDUCATION
Oct 18, 2017

Grand Rounds Time Change

Beginning January 2018, Internal Medicine Grand rounds will change locations and times. Now to be held in the School of Medicine Classroom A at noon on Thursdays.... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 17, 2017

SPRINT Trial: Influence of Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure on Effects of Intensive Compared to Standard Blood Pressure ControlInfluence of Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure on Effects of Intensive Compared to Standard Blood Pressure Control

The American Heart Association published a research article in its Circulation Journal on a Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Srinivasan Beddhu, MD; Alfred Cheung, MD; and Molly Conroy, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine are contributing authors to the article. ... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Oct 17, 2017

The 11th Annual Clinical SLLIM Grand Rounds

In conjunction with alumni weekend, SSLIM hosted their annual special grand rounds. Bethany B. Moore, PhD from University of Michigan and SSLIM scholar Rashmee U. Shah, MD, MS (Cardiovascular Medicine) presented. ... Read More

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award
RESEARCH
Oct 16, 2017

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award

Daniel T. Leung, MD (Infectious Disease) was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 William D. Odell Young Investigator Award for demonstrating leadership potential.... Read More

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age
EDUCATION
Oct 04, 2017

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age

Earlier this year, 26-year-old, Ashley Biehl survived a heart attack. She never expected it could happen to her. Ashley shares her story from the American Heath Association 2017 Heart and Stroke Walk. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 03, 2017

2018 NRMN Proposal Preparation Program

The NIH funded grant preparation program will be held in Salt Lake City through the National Research Mentoring Network in January, 2018. The application deadline is November 6, 2017. This program targets junior faculty, especially those from underrepresented in medicine (URM) backgrounds working on R01 submissions. ... Read More

Hypertension Symposium Highlight
RESEARCH
Oct 03, 2017

Hypertension Symposium Highlight

The Hypertension Symposium held on September 20, 2017 was a big success. The event included rising stars in HTN research, keynote speaker Suzanne Oparil, MD, from the University of Alabama, and faculty from the Department of Internal Medicine: Molly Conroy, MD; Alfred Cheung, MD; and Srinivasan Beddhu, MD. ... Read More

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Sep 27, 2017

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) presented awards to leaders in the field of newborn screening. Jeffrey Botkin, MD is this year's recipient of the George Cunningham Visionary Award in Newborn Screening for his work to improve the newborn screening program at the national level. ... Read More

Wintrobe Endowed Lecture
EDUCATION
Sep 22, 2017

Wintrobe Endowed Lecture

View video and bios from The 15th Annual Dr. and Mrs. Maxwell M. Wintrobe Endowed Lecture featuring Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH from the University of Pittsburgh.... Read More

Quagliana Endowed Lecture
EDUCATION
Sep 15, 2017

Quagliana Endowed Lecture

View video and bios from 6th Annual Joseph M. Quagliana Lecture featuring Daniel A. Laheru, MD, PhD from Johns Hopkins University.... Read More

Gut Check: A New Way to Tackle Heart Disease
RESEARCH
Sep 13, 2017

Gut Check: A New Way to Tackle Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Utah Health are turning their attention to a seemingly unlikely perpetrator, the intestine, to understand its role in controlling the concentration and type of fat deposited into the bloodstream.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 13, 2017

How Americans Could Have Cheap Health Care Almost Instantly

In a recent TIME article, Margaret Battin, professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, proposes a new workable solution that would provide universal, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare for Americans. To accomplish this, Battin suggests increasing VA funding in order to reform the system to include civilians. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 30, 2017

2018 VPCAT Scholar Application

The 2018 VPCAT Scholar application is now open. Faculty are invited to submit applications for the 2018 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program. ... Read More

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation
RESEARCH
Aug 30, 2017

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Every year millions of people around the world are diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygenated blood throughout the body. Researchers at the University of Utah Health and Klinikum Coburg, Germany co-led a clinical trial that showed radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.... Read More

2017 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence
RECOGNITION
Aug 30, 2017

2017 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence

Congratulations to Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS (Epidemiology) for receiving the 2017 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Award in Research from the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) at University of Utah Health.... Read More

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life
RESEARCH
Aug 26, 2017

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 17, 2017

New Research Grants - August 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Hong-hua Mu (Rheumatology), Matthew Samore (Epidemiology), Sabari Venniyil Radhakrishnan (Hematology), and Ami Patel (Hematology) on the recent approval of their research grants.... Read More

Dr. Paine discusses study linking more deaths to air pollution
RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2017

Dr. Paine discusses study linking more deaths to air pollution

Robert Paine III, MD (Pulmonary), as a board member of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, spoke at a press conference to discuss a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine strengthening the association between premature death and PM2.5 and ozone.... Read More

RESEARCH
Jul 13, 2017

New Research Grants - July 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Leung (Infectious Disease), Spivak (Infectious Disease), Pezzolesi (Nephrology), and Yang (Nephrology) on the recent approval of their research grants.... Read More

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD's research published in Cancer
RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2017

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD's research published in Cancer

Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that may influence cancer treatment and cancer risk assessment for family members. Their findings are reported in the June issue of the journal Cancer.... Read More

Robert Paine III, MD on air quality
RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2017

Robert Paine III, MD on air quality

Robert Paine III, MD (Pulmonary) shares his insight on how fireworks and wildfires affect air quality and your health with the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.... Read More

Welcome New APC Directors
RECOGNITION
Jul 05, 2017

Welcome New APC Directors

As the clinical side of the Department of Internal Medicine has grown dramatically over the last few years, we have had a large increase in the number of advance practice clinicians (APC) who have joined our team. To better strategically manage this group of providers, we have created two new positions within our clinical administration.... Read More

Agarwal on ASCO Post
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2017

Agarwal on ASCO Post

Neeraj Agarwal, MD (Oncology) shares his expert perspective with the ASCO Post on the LATITUDE trial.... Read More

Lynn Henry on KUER
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2017

Lynn Henry on KUER

N. Lynn Henry (Oncology) shares thoughts on new study that offers hope for women considering pregnancy after breast cancer.... Read More

2017 Residency Awards
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jun 08, 2017

2017 Residency Awards

Internal Medicine Residency Program announced their annual awards. Congratulations to the faculty, residents, and fellows for their accomplishments this year.... Read More

New Lipid Disorders Service
RESEARCH
Jun 01, 2017

New Lipid Disorders Service

The Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (UDEC) is pleased to announce a new specialty service to deliver high quality patient care in northern Utah. ... Read More

Kathleen Boynton on Scope Radio
EDUCATION
Apr 11, 2017

Kathleen Boynton on Scope Radio

On Scope Radio's Health Minute, Dr. Kathleen Boynton (Gastroenterology) talks about the microorganisms in your gut and how they may play a bigger role in your health than we originally thought.... Read More

Ana María López, MD
RECOGNITION
Apr 05, 2017

Ana María López, MD

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP, has been named President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.... Read More

Remembering Charles Castle, MD
RECOGNITION
Jan 25, 2017

Charles Castle, MD

Remembering Dr. Charles Hilmon Castle and His Contributions to Utah and the School of Medicine... Read More

How Much Can LVADs Help in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy?
RESEARCH
Oct 10, 2016

Stavros Drakos, MD

Stavros Drakos, MD and colleagues published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ... Read More

Winter Inversion is Better Higher Up
EDUCATION
Oct 04, 2016

Air Quality

Winter Inversion is Better Higher Up. Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society.... Read More

Case Study
RESEARCH
Sep 28, 2016

Case Study

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-related Death... Read More

Top Ranking in Hospital Compare Survey
RECOGNITION
Aug 15, 2016

U Hospital

University of Utah Receives Top Ranking in Hospital Compare Survey... Read More

Frederick Welt, MD
RECOGNITION
Jul 29, 2016

Frederick Welt, MD

New Vice Chair for Clinical Services and Chief Value Officer for Department of Internal Medicine... Read More

Roger Freedman, MD
RECOGNITION
Jul 18, 2016

Roger Freedman, MD

Under the leadership of Roger Freedman, MD, the University of Utah implanted the first approved leadless pacemaker in Utah.... Read More

Theresa Werner, MD received 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2016

Theresa Werner, MD

Theresa Werner, MD, University of Utah assistant professor of medicine and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator, received a 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)... Read More

Neuroscience Initiative seed grant awarded to Dr. Cannon-Albright
RECOGNITION
Jun 22, 2016

Lisa Cannon-Albright

Congratulations to Dr. Cannon-Albright on the award of a 2016 neuroscience Initiative Collaborative Pilot Project seed grant ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 16, 2016

New Faculty

Division of General Internal Medicine welcomes Drs. Chua, Hollingshaus, McLaughlin and Szczesny... Read More

Resident Award recipients
RECOGNITION
Jun 09, 2016

Resident Award recipients

Tawnie Braaten is resident of the year. The Resident Awards recipients were announced Grand Rounds. Thanks to all who contribute to our education mission.... Read More

Rob Ence named as executive director of the Utah Commission on Aging
RECOGNITION
Jun 03, 2016

Rob Ence

Rob Ence is the new executive director for the Utah Commission on Aging. He was appointed by the governor. The commission is charged with using research and public education to help guide policy and facilitate coordination of services related to aging.... Read More

Adam Cohen
RECOGNITION
May 17, 2016

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen, M.D. appointed to Internal Medicine Clinical Research Medical Director... Read More

TitleOp-ed: ECHO Act helps bring cutting-edge medicine to rural patients
EDUCATION
May 06, 2016

Terry Box

What good is high-quality, cutting-edge health care if it is difficult or impossible to access? Read Terry Box, M.D.'s Op-Ed piece in Salt Lake Tribune... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 17, 2016

Rashmee Shaw

Recently interviewed about Women's Heart Health, Rashmee Shah, MD reminds women to get active and eat well.... Read More

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death
RESEARCH
Feb 05, 2016

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death

Older adults who are otherwise healthy are at earlier risk for death if they have low blood levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda. Kalani Raphael, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah and nephrologist at the VA Salt Lake Health Care System, explains the surprising results of his research. Why might low bicarbonate levels indicate poor health, and how might doctors use this information in the future?... Read More

Kristen Ries, MD, and Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary - U of U School of Medicine
RECOGNITION
Jan 11, 2016

Kristen Ries, MD, & Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary

Former Division of Infectious Diseases faculty member, Dr. Kristen Ries, and former PA-C, Maggie Snyder, will be the subject of an upcoming documentary being prepared for the Sundance Film Festival. Dr. Ries and Maggie were pioneers in HIV/AIDS patient care in Utah when the disease was new and not much information was known about it. Watch the trailer!... Read More