Many of Utah's older adults are now or soon will be completely vaccinated. With this in mind, many people are asking when it will be safe to see their loved ones again. Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses the need to continue to be cautious even around those who have been vaccinated. She also acknowledges the reasons why many are starting to have closer contact with loved ones and provides guidance on how to so in the safest manner. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
The Infectious Diseases Division (a sub-specialty of internal medicine) has 17 full-time faculty at the University of Utah Medical Center and 13 affiliated faculty at LDS, IMC, and the VA hospital who are actively involved in clinical, educational, and research endeavors in infectious diseases. Read more.
A decision-support tool that could be accessed via mobile devices may help clinicians in lower-resource settings avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with diarrhea.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
With COVID-19 vaccinations now available to Utahns ages 70 and older, many people are wondering if it safe to get the vaccine. Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Mark Supiano, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics answer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and how it affects older adults. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine