Education

The University of Utah Pediatric Education Enterprise provides high quality education from pre-med through subspecialty training. Our faculty commitment to teaching prepares physicians to meet the growing needs of Utah and the Intermountain West.

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Education

Research

The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest pediatric programs between Denver and the West Coast with numerous recent multi-year awards. We have over $86 million in awards including 144 federally funded proposals, 318 clinical trials, and 99 other awards. We hold nearly half of the School of Medicine Clinical Department's Career Development Awards (K Awards). The Pediatric Research Enterprise provides department-wide resources and programs to support basic, clinical, and translational science investigators, enhance the quality of research, and increase grant funding.

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Research

Clinical

The University of Utah Department of Pediatrics, through its partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children's Medical Center, provides the Intermountain West with the most comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents.

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Clinical
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Department of
Pediatrics

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics. Founded in 1943, and the second largest department in the University of Utah School Of Medicine, and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. There are 270 faculty members in the department with a fairly equal distribution of men and women, and we have the greatest number of tenured female faculty in the School of Medicine. The department is comprised of 22 medical divisions and programs operating in conjunction with four key enterprises: Education, Research, Clinical, and Academic. Divisions provide a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty pediatric services for children throughout the Intermountain West.
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Dr. Ed Clark

Ed Clark, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

News and Announcements

  • Josh Bonkowsky, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and colleagues at the ALD Connect consortium, have received a Research Contract from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. ALD is a single-gen disorder: X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. The money will permit the ALD network to develop a new patient-influenced research and drug development model.
  • Dr. Mariana Baserga has accepted the medical directorship of neonatal air transport at University Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Baserga will assist in the development of AirMed’s neonatal transport service through competency training of flight care providers, development of care protocols, and oversight of quality and safety.
  • Dr. Carrie Byington Named Health Sciences Associate Vice Presicent
  • Beacons of Excellence Award from the University of Utah awarded to the Academic Associate Research Program
  • The NARI Program received an Equity and Diversity Award from the University of Utah
  • University of Utah's Native American Summer Research Internship (NARI) Provides Unique Opportunities for Students Across the Country

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