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
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.
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
A new study has found that follow-up appointments for hospitalized children treated for childhood bronchitis are often not necessary, and that switching from mandatory to “as-needed” follow-up care can save families from unnecessary medical care and expense – and may help guide treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read MorePediatrics
An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. ... Read MorePediatrics,Internal Medicine
U of U Hospital Launches Rapid DNA Testing of Critically-ill Infants for Faster Diagnosis, Better Care
University of Utah Health today announced the launch of a pilot project with a goal of quickly and accurately detecting genetic disorders among newborns in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).... Read MoreObstetrics and Gynecology,Pediatrics,Human Genetics
Birth defects affect 1 in 33 pregnancies in Utah. January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and seeks to raise awareness around birth defects during pregnancy and its causes. The Utah Birth Defects Network (UBDN) announced today that it has reviewed cases and causes of birth defects from 2000 to 2016. ... Read MorePediatrics