RECOGNITION
Apr 09, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - April 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 Heidi Andrew from the Division of Hematology. ... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Mar 22, 2021

Our Commitment to Fighting Racial Inequality

Our country, University of Utah Health and the Department of Internal Medicine are once again in mourning following what appears to be the racially motivated murders of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Department leadership stands in solidarity with Dr. Ruth Watkin's statement condemning anti-Asian hate, harassment, and violence. Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrifying and senseless crime, and to the Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in our U of U Health community who continue to endure instances of anti-Asian aggression and discrimination.... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 19, 2021

Match Day 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine is excited to announce 2021 Match Day results after a challenging, COVID-19 era virtual recruitment season. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 17, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - March 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 Holly Coleman from the Division of Nephrology. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 03, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Our Shot for a Better Tomorrow

Dr. Caroline Milne, MD, and Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, MD, along with their colleague Dr. Giavonni Lewis, MD, discuss the University of Utah's response to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine and endorse the use of the vaccine. They also acknowledge questions and concerns about the vaccine and reassure its safety and effectiveness. ... Read More

Episode 7: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Feb 19, 2021

Episode 7: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The seventh episode, "Pharmacological Management of Weight Loss" is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Feb 18, 2021

New Employees - January 2021

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in January.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Feb 17, 2021

Reminder About COVID Childcare Availability and Other Resources

Supporting the childcare needs/dependent adult needs of our faculty, staff, and trainees is a critical priority for the Department of Internal Medicine. We would like to share with you a new, comprehensive PDF of childcare/dependent care resources, as well as educational and other family support resources, so you have the most relevant information to help you make informed decisions about the care of your loved ones.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Feb 16, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - February 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 Holly Abel from the Division of Geriatrics. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jan 29, 2021

Code of Aspirational Professionalism

The Department of Internal Medicine is excited to announce its new Code of Aspirational Professionalism, a code that is designed to continue to improve and maintain the culture of professionalism and respect within the Department of Internal Medicine. ... Read More

Episode 6: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Jan 19, 2021

Episode 6: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The sixth episode, "Dietary Interventions for Weight Management," is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jan 14, 2021

Announcing a Transition in Rheumatology Leadership

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce a transition in Rheumatology leadership. They express their gratitude to Dr. Daniel Clegg for his excellent service in the department and welcome Dr. Christopher Jackson as the Interim Chair. ... Read More

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

RECOGNITION
Jan 07, 2021

2020 Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony

Due to pandemic restrictions, this year's Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony has been pre-recorded. Watch now to recognize newly promoted faculty, and winners of our Teaching, Chair, and Department Awards. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Dec 16, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - December 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 Rosario Molano-Romero from the Division of Rheumatology. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Dec 09, 2020

In Focus: COVID-19 Long Haulers Research

Many people who contracted COVID-19 are still experiencing symptoms weeks or months later. Researchers at the University of Utah are teaming up with some of these 'long-haulers' to raise awareness and money for research to help better understand what is causing these symptoms. Dr, John Inadomi, MD, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the U of U Health and Dr. Jeanette Brown, MD, PhD, Professor in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine discuss in this article the options available for post COVID care as well as the critical need for the communities help to collect the data needed for research about COVID's long term effects. ... Read More

Episode 5: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Dec 02, 2020

Episode 5: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The fifth episode, "Hypothyroidism," is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Nov 18, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - November 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 Alex Gouttsoul from the Division of General Internal Medicine ... 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
Nov 09, 2020

Research Targets COVID-19

Since the early months of the pandemic the University of Utah has been dedicating time and resources to researching COVID-19. From treatments, to causes and hopefully eventually the curing of the disease. Researches like Dr. Adam Spivak, MD, Elizabeth Middleton, MD, and Robert Campbell, PhD are working on many different projects to enhance our knowledge and treatment of the virus. ... Read More

Episode 4: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Oct 26, 2020

Episode 4: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The fourth episode, "Hepatitis C," is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 13, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - October 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 Courtney Rich from the Division of Gastroenterology. ... Read More

Episode 3: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Sep 29, 2020

Episode 3: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The third episode, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea," is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

Episode 2: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast
EDUCATION
Sep 15, 2020

Episode 2: Primary Care Anywhere Podcast

Primary Care Anywhere is a new, resident-led podcast, created by Internal Medicine Residents at University of Utah Health. The second episode, "Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy," is now available on Buzzsprout. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 15, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - September 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 Hillary Shaw from the Division of Infectious Diseases. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 02, 2020

VPCAT Victories in Internal Medicine

The VPCAT program provides intensive mentorship, research knowledge, leadership competencies, and practical skills to translational and clinical researchers. The VPCAT victories newsletter highlights the accomplishments of those in this program which include many Internal Medicine Faculty Members. To see some our faculties contributions, click here. ... Read More

Dr. Daniel Clegg to Retire at the Beginning of 2021
RECOGNITION
Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Daniel Clegg to Retire at the Beginning of 2021

Dr. Daniel Clegg, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology is retiring at the beginning of 2021. The Department of Internal Medicine thanks Dr. Clegg for his 21 years of outstanding service at the University of Utah and wishes him the best in his future endeavors. ... Read More

New Podcast Led by Internal Medicine Residents
EDUCATION
Aug 24, 2020

New Podcast Led by Internal Medicine Residents

“A new resident-led podcast has been designed to bring you up to speed on core outpatient internal medicine topics in 30 minutes or less! Brought to you by the interns and residents of our Internal Medicine Residency Program. Listen to the first episode, “Osteoporosis” now on Buzzsprout!”... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 20, 2020

New Employees - July 2020

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in July. ... 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

RECOGNITION
Jul 23, 2020

New Employees - June 2020

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah in June. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 14, 2020

Welcoming Dr. John Inadomi & Farewell to Dr. David Bjorkman

The Department of Internal Medicine extends a warm welcome to Dr. John Inadomi, MD who assumed his role as the new Department Chair on Monday, July 6. We have eagerly awaited his arrival since January 2020. The Department of Internal Medicine also extends their thanks to Dr. David Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, SM. Dr. Bjorkman has served as the Interim Department Chair since 2018. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight -July 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 Trisha Sanchez from the Divisions of Oncology and Hematology ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 18, 2020

New Employees - May 2020

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 15, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - June 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 Joseph Martinez from the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 15, 2020

COVID-19 Reminders from Dr. Good

Dr. Michael Good, CEO, University of Utah Health Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine Senior Vice-President for Health Sciences, released a statement reminding employees of four basic things they can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 02, 2020

Department of Internal Medicine Statement on Social Injustice

Department of Internal Medicine leadership has released a statement on social injustice and other recent events surrounding racism in our country. As a commitment to antiracism, the Department asks employees to join our University of Utah Internal Medicine Run Against Racism team on Global Running Day, June 3, 2020. ... Read More

RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
May 28, 2020

2020 Teaching Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 teaching award winners! Awards include Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards, and awards for outstanding medical student, intern, and fellow. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
May 18, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - May 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 Jake Fetzer from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 20, 2020

University of Utah Invests $1.3 Million in COVID-19 Research

University of Utah scientists are at the forefront of efforts to learn more about coronavirus and understands its potential long-term social, economic, and psychological effects. Internal Medicine researchers who received funding include: Drs. Lisa Albright (Professor, Genetic Epidemiology), Lindsay Keegan (Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology), Tracy Frech (Associate Professor, Rheumatology), and Kevin Shah (Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine). ... Read More

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - April 2020
RECOGNITION
Apr 06, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - April 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 D.J. Harper from the Division of Hematology & Hematologic Malignancies. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 20, 2020

Match Day 2020

The Department of Internal Medicine is excited to announce Match Day results for Utah and incoming students. ... Read More

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - March 2020
RECOGNITION
Mar 16, 2020

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - March 2020

Starting in 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 Connie Kimball from the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. ... Read More

EDUCATION
Feb 28, 2020

Celebrating Differences and Common Connections in Internal Medicine: Ramadan & Iftar

In 2019, Dr. Amy Cowan (Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine) and Dori Knight (Operations Manager over faculty, academic affairs, and employee wellness) organized an Iftar to bring together Muslims and non-Muslims to learn about each other's cultures. Now in 2020, they are planning a larger event for all in the Department of Internal Medicine and beyond. ... Read More

Dori Knight Appointed as UWHEN Chair
RECOGNITION
Feb 21, 2020

Dori Knight Appointed as UWHEN Chair

Dori Knight has been appointed to serve as the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) Chair for the University of Utah chapter. She will assume her part-time volunteer role in Spring 2020. ... Read More

Introducing: "From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight
RECOGNITION
Feb 14, 2020

Introducing: "From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight

Starting in 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 Nancy Joyce from the Division of Geriatrics. ... Read More

Professionalism Enrichment Committee Update
EDUCATION
Oct 14, 2019

Professionalism Enrichment Committee Update

In May 2019, volunteers were solicited to form the Professionalism Enrichment Committee to address workplace incivility. Since that time, committee members have made strides toward improving their workplace through learning about their own personal values. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 23, 2019

New Employees - July 2019

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jul 23, 2019

2019 Academic Excellence Seed Grant Winners

Four Internal Medicine faculty members received funding through the Seed Grant Program, which funds discovery, translational, and clinical investigator-initiated research projects. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 19, 2019

New Employees - June 2019

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jun 25, 2019

Welcome Oakley Preston

The Department of Internal Medicine welcomes Oakley Preston as the new Operations Manager for the Division of Geriatrics. ... Read More

CTRM Competes in Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back
RECOGNITION
Jun 24, 2019

CTRM Competes in Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back

Employees from the Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Program represented U of U Health and the Department of Internal Medicine by participating in the Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back on June 14-15, 2019. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 24, 2019

New Employees - May 2019

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

Celebrating 75 Years: 1943-2019
RECOGNITION
Jun 10, 2019

Celebrating 75 Years

The Department of Internal Medicine recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a highlights presentation for faculty. ... Read More

2019 Teaching Award Winners
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Jun 06, 2019

2019 Teaching Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 teaching award winners! Awards include Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards, and awards for outstanding medical student, intern, and fellow. ... Read More

Interdisciplinary Research Team Receives Federal Grant to Investigate Value and Impact of the Arts in Medicine
RECOGNITION
May 16, 2019

Interdisciplinary Research Team Receives Federal Grant to Investigate Value and Impact of the Arts in Medicine

Researchers Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, PhD (College of Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre) and Gretchen Case, PhD, MA, (School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities), have developed a unique, theatre-based approach to helping health care providers, trainees, and students develop and practice the skills they need to communicate with patients, families, and care teams. ... Read More

Women’s World Café for Staff
RECOGNITION
Dec 19, 2018

Women’s World Café for Staff

Employees from across the department came to attend the Women's World Cafe, which featured focused discussions about topics that matter to all staff. ... Read More

New DOIM Research Seminar Series Launched
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Dec 19, 2018

New DOIM Research Seminar Series Launched

The Department of Internal Medicine launched a new Research Seminar Series to inform faculty and trainees of research across the department and to foster research collaborations within and beyond Internal Medicine.... Read More

Why Do You Work in Academic Medicine?
EDUCATION
Dec 06, 2018

Why Do You Work in Academic Medicine?

Have you ever wondered what leads faculty to pursue careers in academic medicine? University of Utah Health held a medical group retreat for clinical leaders and identified the same four themes as a study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).... Read More

RECOGNITION
Dec 04, 2018

2019 Fellowship Match Results

The Department of Internal Medicine is thrilled to announce this year's fellowship match results for residents completing our Residency Training Program. ... Read More

Celebrating Advanced Practice Clinicians
RECOGNITION
Oct 23, 2018

Celebrating Advanced Practice Clinicians

Natalie Turner, AGACNP (Hematology) is one of many great APCs working for The Department of Internal Medicine. We are recognizing them for the exceptional care they provide to our patients.... Read More

Utahns Warned About Rare Polio-like Illness
RESEARCH
Oct 16, 2018

Utahns Warned About Rare Polio-like Illness

With a recent spike in AFM cases, Andrew Pavia, MD (Infectious Disease) addresses the rarity of the disease and wants parents to know it is out there and how it's important to find out what's causing it. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 02, 2018

New Research Grants - October 2018

Congratulations to Ravi Ranjan, MD (Cardiovascular), Jerry Cochran, PhD (Epidemiology), and Sankar Swaminathan, MD (Infectious Diseases) who were awarded new grants this month.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 25, 2018

New Employees - August 2018

Welcome to the new faculty, fellows, and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 25, 2018

HemOnc Today honors Next Gen Innovators at ASCO

Congratulations Deborah M. Stephens, DO (Hematology), Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD, and Ben Maughan, MD (Oncology) on being recognized as Next Gen Innovators, which is an initiative that helps showcase the talents and expertise of rising stars in hematology and oncology.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 20, 2018

First DOIM Consult Awards

Sheeva Parbhu, MD (Gastroenterology) and the Division of Infectious Diseases recognized with the first Department of Internal Medicine Consult Awards. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 28, 2018

New Employees - July 2018

Welcome to the new faculty, fellows, and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

How University of Utah Health Cut Sepsis Costs by 10%
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Aug 28, 2018

How University of Utah Health Cut Sepsis Costs by 10%

In a webinar sponsored by Spok and hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Devin Horton, MD, (General Internal Medicine) discussed how the University of Utah health system improved communication around sepsis while cutting septic patients' length of stay.... Read More

Residents Learn Wilderness Medicine Basics
EDUCATION
Aug 14, 2018

Residents Learn Wilderness Medicine Basics

On August 1, Richard J. Ingebretsen, MD (General Internal Medicine) led a Wednesday Workshop about Wilderness Medicine teaching residents basic skills to treat common injuries and illnesses found in the backcountry. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Aug 08, 2018

New Division Administrators

Welcome to our new division administrators, Frank Burns and Elaine Volckmann who are joining the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. ... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jul 31, 2018

New Research Grants - August 2018

Congratulations to Laith Al-Rabadi, MD (Nephrology) and Benjamin Steinberg, MD (Cardiovascular) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 23, 2018

New Employees - June 2018

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jul 18, 2018

Geriatrics Moves Into Madsen

The Division of Geriatrics has moved into the Madsen Health Center, which has been extensively renovated to offer an improved patient experience. ... Read More

Poor Sleep Quality Increases Risk for AF
RESEARCH
Jul 03, 2018

Poor Sleep Quality Increases Risk for AF

Matthew Christensen, MD (General Internal Medicine) analyzed data from a recent study published in HeartRythym that determined patients with frequent sleep disruption have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation after adjusting for obstructive sleep apnea and other potential confounders.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jul 03, 2018

New Research Grants - July 2018

Congratulations to Russell Richardson, PhD; Mark Supiano, MD (Geriatrics); Kristina Allen-Brady, PhD (Epidemiology); Kathryn Peterson, MD (Gastroenterology); and Molly Conroy, MD (General Internal Medicine) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 27, 2018

New Employees - May 2018

Welcome to the new faculty and staff who recently joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.... 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

 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

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jun 05, 2018

New Research Grants - June 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Leung, MD (Infectious Diseases), Richard Nelson, PhD and Megan Vanneman, PhD (Epidemiology), and My Helms, PhD (Pulmonary) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

How Testing Standardization Reduces Charges For Solid Organ Transplant Patients
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
May 30, 2018

How Testing Standardization Reduces Charges For Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Congratulations to Sharon Ugolini, MSN, RN (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine). Sharon initiated a quality improvement project aimed at reducing laboratory related cost in solid organ transplantation. The project was selected for presentation at the "Best of Posters Session" at the April 2018 Evidence Based Practice Poster Fair. ... Read More

U.S. Doctors Call for Health Policies that Support Women
RESEARCH
May 29, 2018

U.S. Doctors Call for Health Policies that Support Women

President of the American College of Physicians, Ana Maria Lopez, MD, (Division of Oncology) shares insights from a position paper published by the Annals of Internal Medicine about how access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance that supports women's health helps not only women but also their families.... Read More

KP-RHYTHM: Greater AF Burden Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke
RESEARCH
May 23, 2018

KP-RHYTHM: Greater AF Burden Increases Risk for Ischemic Stroke

Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) was involved in a study published in JAMA Cardiology. According to the study, greater AF burden was linked to an increased risk for ischemic stroke independent of known risk factors, among patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.... Read More

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available
RESEARCH
May 21, 2018

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available

The Opioid Crisis is making more organs available for transplants. Researchers, including Josef Stehlik, MD (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) have noted that organs donated by overdose victims are safe. ... Read More

Is Medical Aid in Dying Suicide?
EDUCATION
May 03, 2018

Is Medical Aid in Dying Suicide?

Margaret Battin, MD (Medical Ethics and Humanities) was lead author of a statement issued by the American Association of Suicidology in November 2017 asserting that medical aid in dying (MAiD) is distinct from suicide and hence the two should not be conflated.... 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

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
May 01, 2018

New Research Grants - May 2018

Congratulations to Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD and Adam J. Gordon, MD (Division of Epidemiology) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Apr 03, 2018

New Research Grants - April 2018

Congratulations to Kalani Raphael, MD, Monique Cho, MD, Yan-Ting Shiu MD (Division of Nephrology and Hypertention), Matthew Rondina, MD (Division of General Internal Medicine), and Robert Paine, MD (Division of Pulmonary Medicine) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

Women's World Café
RECOGNITION
Mar 21, 2018

Women's World Café

A world café is a method for hosting group dialogue in a structured way to gain knowledge and understanding. Our Women's World Café featured focused discussions about topics that matter to female faculty and trainees. ... Read More

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL
RECOGNITION
Mar 20, 2018

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL

This year's recipient of the George Cunningham Visionary Award from the Association of Public Health Laboratories is Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH (General Internal Medicine). Dr. Botkin’s research and leadership has influenced the dialogue and policies on newborn screenings at the national and state level.... Read More

Senior Scholarship Day
EDUCATION
Mar 14, 2018

Senior Scholarship Day

More than 30 of our senior residents presented Tuesday on their scholarship efforts during their time in our residency program.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Mar 07, 2018

Academic Excellence Seed Grant Awardees - March 2018

Congratulations to Department of Internal Medicine faculty: Mihail G. Chelu, MD, Ph; Don A. Delker, PhD; Elizabeth Middleton, MD; Richard Nelson, PhD, MS; Nirupama Ramkumar, MD, MPH; and Amnon Schlegel, MD, PhD on the recent approval of their seed grants.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 05, 2018

New Research Grants - March 2018

Congratulations to Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) and Russell Richardson, PhD (Division of Geriatrics) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Feb 21, 2018

New Research Grants - February 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Walsh, MD, (Division of Rheumatology) and Daniel Leung, MD, (Division of Infectious Diseases), Matt Rondina, MD, (Division of General Internal Medicine), and Djordje Atanackovic, MD (Division of Hematology) on the recent approval of their new research grants.... Read More

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure
RESEARCH
Feb 06, 2018

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure

In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nassir Marrouche, MD (Cardiovascular Medicine) explains that an ablation procedure may be more effective than medications for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart disease.... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jan 02, 2018

New Research Grants - January 2018

Congratulations to Makoto Jones, MD (Epidemiology) and Peter Danzig, LCSW (Infectious Diseases) on the recent approval of their new research grant.... Read More

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee
RECOGNITION
Dec 20, 2017

Lynn Henry Elected to ASCO Committee

Congratulations to Lynn Henry, MD, PhD (Oncology) who was just elected to serve as the chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Nominating Committee... Read More

Editorial by Douglas Adler, MD in The Lancet - Surgery versus endoscopy for patients with infected pancreatic necrosis
RESEARCH
Nov 03, 2017

Editorial by Douglas Adler, MD in The Lancet - Surgery versus endoscopy for patients with infected pancreatic necrosis

An editorial by Dr. Douglas Adler published in The Lancet outlines how acute pancreatitis remains a commonly encountered clinical entity. The most florid form of the disease is seen when pancreatic necrosis develops and when this necrotic pancreatic tissue becomes infected. Bacterial or fungal infections in this space can result in severe morbidity and in mortality.... Read More

2017 M. Paul Southwick Prize
RESEARCH
Oct 24, 2017

2017 M. Paul Southwick Prize

Barry M. Stults, MD (General Internal Medicine) recognized with the first annual M. Paul Southwick Prize for Clinical Education and Teaching.... Read More

EDUCATION
Oct 18, 2017

Grand Rounds Time Change

Beginning January 2018, Internal Medicine Grand rounds will change locations and times. Now to be held in the School of Medicine Classroom A at noon on Thursdays.... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 17, 2017

SPRINT Trial: Influence of Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure on Effects of Intensive Compared to Standard Blood Pressure ControlInfluence of Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure on Effects of Intensive Compared to Standard Blood Pressure Control

The American Heart Association published a research article in its Circulation Journal on a Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Srinivasan Beddhu, MD; Alfred Cheung, MD; and Molly Conroy, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine are contributing authors to the article. ... Read More

EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Oct 17, 2017

The 11th Annual Clinical SLLIM Grand Rounds

In conjunction with alumni weekend, SSLIM hosted their annual special grand rounds. Bethany B. Moore, PhD from University of Michigan and SSLIM scholar Rashmee U. Shah, MD, MS (Cardiovascular Medicine) presented. ... Read More

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award
RESEARCH
Oct 16, 2017

2017 Odell Young Investigator Award

Daniel T. Leung, MD (Infectious Disease) was recognized as the recipient of the 2017 William D. Odell Young Investigator Award for demonstrating leadership potential.... Read More

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age
EDUCATION
Oct 04, 2017

Surviving a Heart Attack at a Young Age

Earlier this year, 26-year-old, Ashley Biehl survived a heart attack. She never expected it could happen to her. Ashley shares her story from the American Heath Association 2017 Heart and Stroke Walk. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 03, 2017

2018 NRMN Proposal Preparation Program

The NIH funded grant preparation program will be held in Salt Lake City through the National Research Mentoring Network in January, 2018. The application deadline is November 6, 2017. This program targets junior faculty, especially those from underrepresented in medicine (URM) backgrounds working on R01 submissions. ... Read More

Hypertension Symposium Highlight
RESEARCH
Oct 03, 2017

Hypertension Symposium Highlight

The Hypertension Symposium held on September 20, 2017 was a big success. The event included rising stars in HTN research, keynote speaker Suzanne Oparil, MD, from the University of Alabama, and faculty from the Department of Internal Medicine: Molly Conroy, MD; Alfred Cheung, MD; and Srinivasan Beddhu, MD. ... Read More

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Sep 27, 2017

Newborn Screening Leaders Honored by APHL

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) presented awards to leaders in the field of newborn screening. Jeffrey Botkin, MD is this year's recipient of the George Cunningham Visionary Award in Newborn Screening for his work to improve the newborn screening program at the national level. ... Read More

Wintrobe Endowed Lecture
EDUCATION
Sep 22, 2017

Wintrobe Endowed Lecture

View video and bios from The 15th Annual Dr. and Mrs. Maxwell M. Wintrobe Endowed Lecture featuring Margaret V. Ragni, MD, MPH from the University of Pittsburgh.... Read More

Quagliana Endowed Lecture
EDUCATION
Sep 15, 2017

Quagliana Endowed Lecture

View video and bios from 6th Annual Joseph M. Quagliana Lecture featuring Daniel A. Laheru, MD, PhD from Johns Hopkins University.... 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

EDUCATION
Sep 13, 2017

How Americans Could Have Cheap Health Care Almost Instantly

In a recent TIME article, Margaret Battin, professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, proposes a new workable solution that would provide universal, comprehensive, and affordable healthcare for Americans. To accomplish this, Battin suggests increasing VA funding in order to reform the system to include civilians. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 30, 2017

2018 VPCAT Scholar Application

The 2018 VPCAT Scholar application is now open. Faculty are invited to submit applications for the 2018 Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program. ... Read More

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation
RESEARCH
Aug 30, 2017

Catheter Ablation Better Than Traditional Drug Therapies for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Every year millions of people around the world are diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygenated blood throughout the body. Researchers at the University of Utah Health and Klinikum Coburg, Germany co-led a clinical trial that showed radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.... 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

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life
RESEARCH
Aug 26, 2017

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read More

RESEARCH
Aug 17, 2017

New Research Grants - August 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Hong-hua Mu (Rheumatology), Matthew Samore (Epidemiology), Sabari Venniyil Radhakrishnan (Hematology), and Ami Patel (Hematology) on the recent approval of their research grants.... Read More

Dr. Paine discusses study linking more deaths to air pollution
RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2017

Dr. Paine discusses study linking more deaths to air pollution

Robert Paine III, MD (Pulmonary), as a board member of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, spoke at a press conference to discuss a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine strengthening the association between premature death and PM2.5 and ozone.... Read More

RESEARCH
Jul 13, 2017

New Research Grants - July 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Leung (Infectious Disease), Spivak (Infectious Disease), Pezzolesi (Nephrology), and Yang (Nephrology) on the recent approval of their research grants.... Read More

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD's research published in Cancer
RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2017

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD's research published in Cancer

Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that may influence cancer treatment and cancer risk assessment for family members. Their findings are reported in the June issue of the journal Cancer.... Read More

Robert Paine III, MD on air quality
RESEARCH
Jul 05, 2017

Robert Paine III, MD on air quality

Robert Paine III, MD (Pulmonary) shares his insight on how fireworks and wildfires affect air quality and your health with the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.... Read More

Welcome New APC Directors
RECOGNITION
Jul 05, 2017

Welcome New APC Directors

As the clinical side of the Department of Internal Medicine has grown dramatically over the last few years, we have had a large increase in the number of advance practice clinicians (APC) who have joined our team. To better strategically manage this group of providers, we have created two new positions within our clinical administration.... Read More

Agarwal on ASCO Post
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2017

Agarwal on ASCO Post

Neeraj Agarwal, MD (Oncology) shares his expert perspective with the ASCO Post on the LATITUDE trial.... Read More

Lynn Henry on KUER
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2017

Lynn Henry on KUER

N. Lynn Henry (Oncology) shares thoughts on new study that offers hope for women considering pregnancy after breast cancer.... Read More

2017 Residency Awards
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jun 08, 2017

2017 Residency Awards

Internal Medicine Residency Program announced their annual awards. Congratulations to the faculty, residents, and fellows for their accomplishments this year.... 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

Kathleen Boynton on Scope Radio
EDUCATION
Apr 11, 2017

Kathleen Boynton on Scope Radio

On Scope Radio's Health Minute, Dr. Kathleen Boynton (Gastroenterology) talks about the microorganisms in your gut and how they may play a bigger role in your health than we originally thought.... Read More

Ana María López, MD
RECOGNITION
Apr 05, 2017

Ana María López, MD

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP, has been named President-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.... Read More

Remembering Charles Castle, MD
RECOGNITION
Jan 25, 2017

Charles Castle, MD

Remembering Dr. Charles Hilmon Castle and His Contributions to Utah and the School of Medicine... Read More

How Much Can LVADs Help in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy?
RESEARCH
Oct 10, 2016

Stavros Drakos, MD

Stavros Drakos, MD and colleagues published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ... Read More

Winter Inversion is Better Higher Up
EDUCATION
Oct 04, 2016

Air Quality

Winter Inversion is Better Higher Up. Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society.... Read More

Case Study
RESEARCH
Sep 28, 2016

Case Study

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-related Death... Read More

Top Ranking in Hospital Compare Survey
RECOGNITION
Aug 15, 2016

U Hospital

University of Utah Receives Top Ranking in Hospital Compare Survey... Read More

Frederick Welt, MD
RECOGNITION
Jul 29, 2016

Frederick Welt, MD

New Vice Chair for Clinical Services and Chief Value Officer for Department of Internal Medicine... Read More

Roger Freedman, MD
RECOGNITION
Jul 18, 2016

Roger Freedman, MD

Under the leadership of Roger Freedman, MD, the University of Utah implanted the first approved leadless pacemaker in Utah.... Read More

Theresa Werner, MD received 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
RECOGNITION
Jul 13, 2016

Theresa Werner, MD

Theresa Werner, MD, University of Utah assistant professor of medicine and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator, received a 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)... Read More

Neuroscience Initiative seed grant awarded to Dr. Cannon-Albright
RECOGNITION
Jun 22, 2016

Lisa Cannon-Albright

Congratulations to Dr. Cannon-Albright on the award of a 2016 neuroscience Initiative Collaborative Pilot Project seed grant ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jun 16, 2016

New Faculty

Division of General Internal Medicine welcomes Drs. Chua, Hollingshaus, McLaughlin and Szczesny... Read More

Resident Award recipients
RECOGNITION
Jun 09, 2016

Resident Award recipients

Tawnie Braaten is resident of the year. The Resident Awards recipients were announced Grand Rounds. Thanks to all who contribute to our education mission.... Read More

Rob Ence named as executive director of the Utah Commission on Aging
RECOGNITION
Jun 03, 2016

Rob Ence

Rob Ence is the new executive director for the Utah Commission on Aging. He was appointed by the governor. The commission is charged with using research and public education to help guide policy and facilitate coordination of services related to aging.... Read More

Adam Cohen
RECOGNITION
May 17, 2016

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen, M.D. appointed to Internal Medicine Clinical Research Medical Director... Read More

TitleOp-ed: ECHO Act helps bring cutting-edge medicine to rural patients
EDUCATION
May 06, 2016

Terry Box

What good is high-quality, cutting-edge health care if it is difficult or impossible to access? Read Terry Box, M.D.'s Op-Ed piece in Salt Lake Tribune... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 17, 2016

Rashmee Shaw

Recently interviewed about Women's Heart Health, Rashmee Shah, MD reminds women to get active and eat well.... Read More

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death
RESEARCH
Feb 05, 2016

Why Low Bicarbonate Levels Might Signal A Risk For Premature Death

Older adults who are otherwise healthy are at earlier risk for death if they have low blood levels of bicarbonate, a main ingredient in baking soda. Kalani Raphael, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah and nephrologist at the VA Salt Lake Health Care System, explains the surprising results of his research. Why might low bicarbonate levels indicate poor health, and how might doctors use this information in the future?... Read More

Kristen Ries, MD, and Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary - U of U School of Medicine
RECOGNITION
Jan 11, 2016

Kristen Ries, MD, & Maggie Snyder, PA-C’s HIV/AIDS Clinic at the University of Utah subject of Sundance Documentary

Former Division of Infectious Diseases faculty member, Dr. Kristen Ries, and former PA-C, Maggie Snyder, will be the subject of an upcoming documentary being prepared for the Sundance Film Festival. Dr. Ries and Maggie were pioneers in HIV/AIDS patient care in Utah when the disease was new and not much information was known about it. Watch the trailer!... Read More

Archives by Year