U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. ... Read MorePediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Mission: Improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care.
Vision: Caring for children, caring for their future.
Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics. Founded in 1943, we are 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 Mountain West.
Body Cooling vs. Active Fever Prevention: Similar Outcomes for Children After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Emergency body cooling does not improve survival or functional outcomes in children who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest any more than normal temperature control, according to a multicenter study led by the University of Michigan and University of Utah.... Read MorePediatrics
A Quiet Man, Towering Scholar and Gifted Physician: John M. Opitz, M.D., Awarded Federal Decoration from Republic of Germany
On Dec. 3, 2016, in a ceremony in Salt Lake City, John M. Opitz, M.D., received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – also called the Bundesverdienstkreuz (BVK) or Federal Cross of Merit – the only national decoration awarded by the German government. The award recognizes those who have had a profound impact on building the relationships between Germany and other nations. ... Read MorePediatrics
Today, the University of Utah announced a $3.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate how a person’s genetic makeup and a range of environmental factors, from air quality to nutrition, influence the health of children and adolescents. ... Read MorePediatrics
The U joins Duke and Vanderbilt universities as the only three schools to receive the awards.... Read MorePediatrics
A University of Utah School of Medicine-led study reports an advance that could increase the accuracy of liquid biopsies. The blood test monitors cancer progression by detecting pieces of circulating tumor DNA, but results can be obscured by abundant DNA from healthy cells. The research published in PLOS Genetics shows that the two types of DNA fragments are typically differently sized in cancer patients, a property that can be exploited to enhance the test’s sensitivity. ... Read MorePediatrics