RESEARCH
Oct 05, 2020

PARCKA/GIN Study Endorsed

PARCKA and GIN are pleased to announce that the Emergency Department-INitiated BupreNOrphine VAlidaTIOn Network Trial (CTN 0099) has been endorsed to begin enrollment.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 05, 2020

PARCKA Publication

Several members of the PARCKA Team recently published, "Aims, Development, and Early Results of an Interdisciplinary Primary Care Initiative to Address Patient Vulnerabilities" to The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 23, 2020

Living With Someone Who Has COVID-19? Your Odds of Catching It Are Only 12%, Utah Study Finds

Although many people automatically assume that if one person in their home contracts COVID-19 everyone in their household will contract it as well, a study conducted by the University of Utah this summer showed that the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 from someone in your home is only 12%. Dr. Damon Toth, PhD, MS, Epidemiologist at the U of U Health, explained the findings of the study and how despite the lower than expected numbers, you are still more likely to catch it at home than in the general public.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 19, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - August 2020

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 Tricia Sweeney from the Division of Epidemiology. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 04, 2020

Study on Veteran Experience in VA, Community Care Finds High Ratings Overall

In a study led by the University of Utah Health researcher Dr. Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH, data from surveys completed in 2016 and 2017 by more than one million VA-enrolled Veterans was compared to learn more about patients experience with VA care and VA-purchased care received in their communities. Overall the ratings for both were extremely high and almost equal, although the VA did receive higher ratings in 3 of the 4 criteria areas. The study aimed to assess patient experience so that patients are receiving the best care possible regardless of where it occurs.... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Aug 04, 2020

Fighting the Coronavirus, from New York to Utah

When New York was experiencing the worst of its COVID-19 surge earlier this year, Drs. Scott Aberegg (Associate Professor, Pulmonary), Tony Edwards (Fellow, Pulmonary), and Edwards’ wife, Ashley, an ICU nurse, volunteers to work on COVID-19 units at overwhelmed New York hospitals. They witnessed the virus’ destruction firsthand, and many months later have found themselves in a similar situation in Utah. Featuring commentary from Dr. Lindsay Keegan (Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology).... Read More

Chalk Talk w/ Jasmin E. Charles, PA-C MPAS
RESEARCH
Jul 27, 2020

Chalk Talk w/ Jasmin E. Charles, PA-C MPAS

In this month's Greater Intermountain Node "Chalk Talk" we speak with Jasmin E. Charles, PA-C MPAS about her experience in women's health, what she is most looking forward to about the MOMs study, and more. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Jul 13, 2020

PARCKA Study Endorsed for Enrollment

PARCKA and GIN are pleased to announce that the Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers (MOMs) Study has been endorsed to begin enrollment. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 06, 2020

PARCKA Publication

PARCKA Research Analyst Ary Bryan and Director of Research Dr. Jerry Cochran recently published the chapter “The Opioid Crisis” in the Encyclopedia of Social Work.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 01, 2020

PARCKA #MasksUp

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise here in Utah, we asked the PARCKA team why they #MaskUp and support #MaskUpUtah.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 01, 2020

Utah's Hospitals Will Reach Capacity in the Coming Weeks, Doctors Say

The Utah Hospital Association, in collaboration with Utah's four largest healthcare systems, are joining together in a collaborative effort to encourage the use of face masks in public. Dr. Michael Good, MD, CEO of the University of Utah Health and Dr. Jeanmarie Mayer, MD, participated on a panel with other doctors to discuss COVID-19 and answer questions about the effectiveness of masks in slowing the spread of the virus. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 29, 2020

June 2020 PARCKA PARLEYS

This month’s PARCKA PARLEYS was held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 and was facilitated by Kris Williams, DNP APRN FNP-C & Kirsty Baron, PhD RN from Weber State University Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing.... Read More

Chalk Talk w/ Michael Incze, MD
RESEARCH
Jun 29, 2020

Chalk Talk w/ Michael Incze, MD

In this month's Greater Intermountain Node (GIN) newsletter, we introduce 'Chalk Talk' where we speak with investigators, clinicians, researchers, and coordinators from our various studies. This month we speak with Michael Incze, MD who will be the clinical champion on the upcoming Healthy Living Study (CTN-0101) (formally known at the STOP Study). ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 22, 2020

What Colorado is Getting Right About Reopening

While surrounding states see spike in virus, Colorado’s methodical approach is working. According to Dr. Lindsay Keegan (Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology) an early and alarming surge of cases in mountain communities and in Denver in March may have scared many Coloradans into wearing masks and observing social distancing, which is a stark contrast to the current situation in Utah. ... Read More

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Up to 33% of Medication Errors
RESEARCH
Jun 01, 2020

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Up to 33% of Medication Errors

Despite improvements in their performance over the past decade, electronic health records (EHRs) commonly used in hospitals nationwide fail to detect up to one in three potentially harmful drug interactions and other medication errors, according to scientists at University of Utah Health, including Dr. David Classen, (Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology) Harvard University, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.... Read More

Attacking the Opioid Crisis from All Sides
RESEARCH
Nov 25, 2019

Attacking the Opioid Crisis from All Sides

In Utah, an average of 7 deaths each week are attributed to overdoses on prescription drugs or heroin. Learn how U of U Health researchers, including those in the Program of Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge and Advocacy (PARCKA) are seeking new solutions and alternative approaches to solve the opioid crisis.... Read More

Dr. Adi Gundlapalli joins CDC
RECOGNITION
Sep 02, 2019

Dr. Adi Gundlapalli joins CDC

The Division of Epidemiology wishes Adi Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, well in his new position as the Chief Public Health Informatics Officer for the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Read More

Dr. Marty Slattery Retiring
RECOGNITION
Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Marty Slattery Retiring

The Division of Epidemiology congratulates Dr. Marty Slattery on her retirement this July. Dr. Slattery’s service to the University of Utah includes a career’s worth of significant contributions to departmental, college, and university-level committees, including her service as Program Leader for Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology and Disease Prevention Program. ... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
May 09, 2019

Drug Overdose & Pregnancy in Utah

A new study shows drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in Utah — and overdoses appear to kill women as indiscriminately as blood clots and car wrecks do, heedless of their income, race or where they live.... Read More

RESEARCH
May 07, 2019

Air Pollution Poses Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Poor air quality days significantly increase the risk of hospitalizations for respiratory issues in young survivors of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.... Read More

 Addiction 101 in Family Practice Provider Training
EDUCATION
Jun 13, 2018

Addiction 101 in Family Practice Provider Training

The Division of Epidemiology's Program of Addiction Research, Clinical Care, Knowledge & Advocacy (PARCKA) in conjunction with the Salt Lake County Health Department are presenting provider training sessions on addiction in family practice.... 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

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