When the air outside is visibly thick with a brown and yellow haze of pollutants, Salt Lake County families retreat indoors, where it is arguably safer to breathe. But, what if it’s not? ... 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 School of Dentistry is taking deliberate steps to encourage more women to pursue the profession and create an environment where they feel welcome. Prospective students are drawn to flexible hours, service to the community, and opportunities to contribute in various fields including academia, science and research, organized dentistry, and advocacy.... Read MorePediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
In our everyday verbal and written communications, the inconsistent use of professional titles for men and women has become a behavioral norm stemming from cultural, implicit, unconscious bias. We can individually and collectively take some simple but impactful steps to be intentional and consistent in how we address one another. The actions we take now to promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusion can have a profound effect on the future of the medical profession and patient care. ... Read MorePediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
Since the School of Medicine organized a core group of medical education faculty in 2018, there has been a wonderful evolution among this highly-engaged community of educators. This month's virtual Core Educator Retreat was an opportunity to explore a broad range of topics aimed at improving the educational experience for students and faculty, recognize achievements, and reflect on our new vision for medical education. ... Read MorePediatrics,Internal Medicine
En un esfuerzo por proporcionar una atención más completa y coordinada a los pacientes con COVID-19 que siguen sufriendo los efectos persistentes de la enfermedad, University of Utah Health ha abierto una clínica de atención de COVID-19. ... Read MorePopulation Health Sciences,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine,Internal Medicine,Neurology
A collaborative effort resulted in implementation of two COVID-19 testing programs in Utah high schools that helped students participate in extracurricular activities and stay in school while likely reducing spread of the virus. ... Read MorePediatrics