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
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 Intermountain West.
University of Utah Health Care and Primary Children’s Hospital named “Center of Excellence” for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network
The University of Utah Allergies and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic located at Primary Children’s Hospital has joined the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) clinical network and was named a “Center of Excellence” by the organization earlier this week. FARE is the leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. Its clinical network, which now comprises 28 centers of excellence across the country, is dedicated to changing the face of food allergy care and is the only collaborative network of its kind.... Read MorePediatrics
The Children's Tumor Foundation recently awarded Dr. David Viskochil its highest honor for his contributions to helping those with the genetic disease.... Read MorePediatrics
With displays of traditional Native American dress and artifacts as reminders of their proud heritage, a group of bright, young students radiated optimism and excitement at the welcome dinner for the Native American Research Internship (NARI), held at the Natural History Museum of Utah. This year, the program is hosting students from 12 tribal nations, 12 states, and 18 universities. While many are newcomers, some have decided to return for their second and even third summers. NARI offers an opportunity for native students to encourage and explore interests in medicine and biomedical research, two fields in which Native Americans are the most underrepresented minority group.... Read MorePediatrics
With $4 million in funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the University of Utah Center of Excellence in ELSI (Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications) Research (UCEER) will explore ethical, legal and social questions raised by advances in genomic research and the increasing availability of genomic information. ... Read MorePediatrics
‘A Public Health Priority’ to get more pregnant women immunized, researches say... Read MorePediatrics