KSL: Dr. Oz speaks firsthand about importance of early intervention for dementia
EDUCATION
Nov 11, 2020

KSL: Dr. Oz speaks firsthand about importance of early intervention for dementia

Dr. Mehmet Oz , Troy Christian Andersen, an associate professor at the University of Utah; Bruce W. Lee, owner of ComForCare of Northern Utah; and Anne Asman, director of advancement and outreach for the University of Utah's Department of Psychiatry, spoke about raising dementia awareness at the Utah stop of the Educating America Tour a virtual conference organized by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 11, 2020

Steamboat Pilot: The Longevity Project Part 2: An unclear correlation — Colorado clinicians and researchers talk Alzheimer’s risk, care in mountain communities

Dr. Brent Kious, a psychiatrist, assistant professor and researcher with both University of Utah Health and the school’s Department of Psychiatry, has studied the link between living at high altitude and major depressive disorder, anxiety and suicide. He said he and his research team have been interested in the impact of altitude on the incidence and median age of onset of Parkinson’s disease, but has not studied this impact or the effects of altitude on dementia risk.... Read More

Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program
RESEARCH
Aug 25, 2020

Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program

The Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program has published and opened their 2021 VPCAT Cohort Competition Space application. Junior faculty committed to careers in clinical or translational research can find details and instructions on our website and in the attached flyer. All applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.... Read More

RESEARCH
May 28, 2020

Deseret News: Experts warn of a suicide surge related to COVID-19. They may be right

Colleen Fitzgerald, Perry Renshaw, Andrew Prescott, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Danielle Boxer and Doug Kondo are suicide researchers at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This material is the result of work supported with resources and the use of facilities at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The authors’ views are their own.... Read More

EDUCATION
Apr 27, 2020

The Scope: Health Benefits of Drinking Less

A common thought is 'a few drinks during times of stress can help a person relax and sleep.' However, drinking too much alcohol can have the opposite effect, as well as other mental health repercussions. Psychiatry Dr. Andrew Smith says moderation is the key and talks about ways to scale back the consumption of alcohol. ... Read More

Roll Call Podcast: Mental Wellness during the Covid-19 Pandemic
EDUCATION
Apr 01, 2020

Roll Call Podcast: Mental Wellness during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Roll Call is a podcast produced by Unified Fire Authority that discusses topics about firefighting and emergency care and rescue. In this episode, they talk with Department of Psychiatry faculty, Dr. Andrew Smith, Therapist Layne Hilton, and UFA Safety Officer Mike Greensides about mental wellness and self-care during these difficult times of pandemic, social distancing, and lock-down.... Read More

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