The Department of Pathology includes >150 faculty members and diverse clinical, research, and education programs. Pathology is both a basic science focused on understanding disease mechanisms, and a clinical discipline central to health care delivery. A majority of clinical decisions are based on the results of diagnostic tests performed by pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists, supported by a highly trained workforce of laboratory professionals. The Department of Pathology is also the home for the basic science fields of microbiology and immunology in the School of Medicine.
Affiliated Organizations, External Resources, Partners
Eccles Health Sciences Library
The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance education, research, and health care through information access, service and innovation. The library serves the educational, research, and clinical needs of health professionals, students and researchers at the Health Sciences Center, the University of Utah, the State of Utah and of the Internet.
The Genetics Training Grant
The University of Utah has a proud tradition in research in genetics, which has been supported by the Training Program in Genetics, funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than thirty years. The Training Program in Genetics and students trained by this program contributed to landmark discoveries in genetics, including discovery of restriction fragment length polymorphisms, development of a genetic linkage map in humans, and methods for targeted gene disruption in vertebrates.