Department of Internal Medicine

Since our founding in 1943, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah has been committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care. Our vision is to be one of the elite Departments of Medicine in the nation by: fulfilling a comprehensive academic mission, developing new leaders in internal medicine, and improving the health and health care of residents of the Intermountain West by providing safe high quality care.

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A New Piece of the Type 2 Diabetes Puzzle
Research
Jun 09, 2016

A New Piece of the Type 2 Diabetes Puzzle

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Research led by Amnon Schlegel, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an Investigator with the University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program, reveals that defects in how the liver metabolizes glucose, caused by changes in the abundance of the FOXN3 protein, can also trigger increased blood sugar levels, and may explain why some individuals with a variation in the FOXN3 gene show signs of being at risk for diabetes.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction
Research
May 19, 2016

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

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Kathleen A Cooney, MD

Kathleen A Cooney, MD

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