RECOGNITION
Jan 11, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - January 2021

One staff member from the Department of Internal Medicine will be highlighted monthly as part of our "From the Desk Of" staff recognition initiative. This month's featured staff member is Jamie Smith from the Division of Endocrinology. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Nov 16, 2020

Internal Medicine Faculty Accepted into Vice President's Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program

Congratulations to four faculty members from the Department of Internal Medicine to be selected for the 2021-2022 Vice President's Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars: Dr. Rebecca Overbury, Division of Rheumatology; Dr. Candace Reno, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes; Dr. Kevin Shah, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; & Sumati Gupta, Division of Oncology. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 06, 2020

Diabetes Patients Turn to Underground Insulin Networks as Covid-19 Exposes Limits of Copay Caps

For Type 1 Diabetics it can already be a struggle to afford insulin. With the pandemic applying economic stress on top of already high insulin prices, many diabetics are being forced to turn to underground networks of insulin sharing to get the supplies they need. Dr. Michelle Litchman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, Adjunct Professor at the U of U Health, who conducted a study in 2019 addressing the access of diabetics to the supplies they need, discusses how if access to supplies doesn't improve soon, doctors may have to teach patients how to safely use the underground network to get necessary supplies.... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 30, 2020

U of U Health Expert Aids Passage of Diabetes Legislation

Thanks to the joint efforts of a University of Utah scientist, Dr. Michelle Litchman (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Endocrinology), a state legislator, and other diabetes advocates, a new law could offer an important lifeline to Utahans with diabetes who depend on insulin to survive.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 07, 2020

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health Program

Established in 2016, the Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Health Program provides evidence-based intervention through a committed team of endocrinologists, rheumatologists, nurse practitioners, bone density scam (DXA) technicians, and many more. ... Read More

Seeking Black Market Medications
RESEARCH
Dec 09, 2019

Seeking Black Market Medications

Why do patients look beyond pharmacies and medical equipment companies to meet essential needs? Though the reasons are many, they center on a single theme: traditional healthcare is failing them. Featuring research by Dr. Michelle Litchman. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 04, 2019

A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Treatment

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive weight management program which includes medical, surgical and minimally invasive treatment options for those with overweight and obesity - but why is it so difficult to lose weight? How does obesity impact the United States? ... Read More

EDUCATION
Feb 25, 2019

Driving Out Diabetes: Clinical Programs Successes

Since launching in fall 2018, the Diabetes One-Day Education and Care Program and The Diabetes Complications Program have been effective in providing innovation care to individuals who are already living with diabetes. ... Read More

Knots in the Family Tree
RESEARCH
Jun 26, 2018

Knots in the Family Tree

Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD (Genetic Epidemiology) and Will Dere, MD (Endocrinology) are pioneering research on genetic anomalies and helping unlock secrets of major diseases based on extensive genealogical data found In Utah. ... Read More

Momentum on Diabetes Prevention
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
May 29, 2018

Momentum on Diabetes Prevention

Ann Haynes, APRN, FNP and Michelle Litchman, PhD, APRN (Division of Endocrinology) from the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center are witnessing remarkable progress in clinical care innovations to prevent new cases of diabetes and complications from the disease.... Read More

CCTS Renewal Continues Translation of Research from Bench to Bedside
RESEARCH
May 01, 2018

CCTS Renewal Continues Translation of Research from Bench to Bedside

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) received a $22 million grant renewal. CCTS co-directors Rachel Hess, MD (General Internal Medicine) and Willard Dere, MD (Endocrinology) want to amplify translational research and ensure the center serves as a top rated center in the region.... 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

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

Yu Lin, MD joins the division of Endocrinology
EDUCATION
Jul 08, 2016

Yu Lin, MD

Dr. Lin has been appointed as Assistant Professor on the Clinical Track in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Utah since July 2016.... Read More

Group Discussion selected for University Academy of Health Educations Education Symposium
EDUCATION
May 13, 2016

Debra Simmons

Debra Simmons, MD, has been selected to present a group discussion promoting an "Education Research Revolution" in Utah, at Educators Symposium... Read More

Dev Abraham, MD, to receive teaching award
RECOGNITION
Apr 29, 2016

Dev Abraham

Dev Abraham, MD, to receive the H. Jack Baskin, MD, Endocrine Teaching Award for making a profound impact in teaching fellows-in-training.... Read More

Gender identity Disorder and Mental Comorbidities
RECOGNITION
Apr 05, 2016

Marissa Grotzke

Gender Dysphoria Team at the Salt Lake VA looks at common mental health comorbidities.... Read More

Michelle Litchman joins division of Endocrinology
RESEARCH
Mar 09, 2016

Michelle Litchman

Dr. Michelle Litchman joins division of Endocrinology and named Fellow in the American Association for Nurse Practioners... Read More