In December 2020, Utah’s Newborn Screening Program identified the first patient with Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase (GAMT) deficiency solely through newborn screening. GAMT deficiency is an inherited condition that affects the body’s ability to produce creatine. Without creatine, the body is unable to use and store energy resulting in severe neurological problems including intellectual disability, limited speech development, recurrent seizures, autistic-like behavior, and involuntary movements.... Read MorePediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Mission: Improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care.
Vision: Caring for children, caring for their future.
Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics. Founded in 1943, we are the second largest department in the University of Utah School Of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. There are 310 faculty members in the department with a fairly equal distribution of men and women, and we have the greatest number of tenured female faculty in the School of Medicine.
The department is comprised of 22 medical divisions and programs operating in conjunction with four key enterprises: education, research, clinical, and academic. Divisions provide a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty pediatric services for children throughout the Mountain West.
The Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) at the University of Utah announced plans this week to expand its operations to the University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) on the Incheon Global Campus. ... Read MorePediatrics
Nancy Murphy, MD, and Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, successfully completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, a competitive fellowship aimed at increasing the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions in the health sciences. U of U Health continues its commitment to having as many women as possible participate in this national program.... Read MorePhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Pediatrics
Program Nationally Recognized for Setting American Indian Students on Career Paths in Science and Medicine
A University of Utah Health Department of Pediatrics program that supports academic, career, and personal development of American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) undergraduates from across the country has received recognition from the National Indian Health Board. ... Read MorePediatrics
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a trio of five-year grants totaling more than $12 million to a group of University of Utah Health scientists at the forefront of congenital heart disease (CHD) and arrhythmia research.... Read MorePediatrics,Human Genetics,Neurobiology and Anatomy
We recognize the struggle many working parents face during this pandemic. Supporting the childcare needs of our employees is an urgent priority and critically important to the core missions of our institution. As we develop solutions, we hope everyone will share their anonymous feedback to help us know how to best direct time and resources to these unique challenges.... Read MoreBiochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine