2019 Presidential Scholars
Sep 10, 2019

Sward Named Presidential Scholar

Professor Kathy Sward has been named Presidential Scholars, an award that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts of early to mid-career faculty. The scholars are picked annually and receive funding for three years.... Read More

Associate Dean for Research Mollie Cummins Selected One of 12 Chairs
Aug 01, 2019

Cummins Named 2019 Huntsman Presidential Chair

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The chairs, gifted by the Huntsman Foundation to the university were initially announced in October 2017, and provide support for a broad array of health academic research, education and clinical care. The first round of six presidential chairs were named in July 2018.... Read More

Data-Driven Nurse Devoted to Streamlining Patients' Medical Records
Oct 19, 2018

Nursing Informaticist Susan Matney Selected 2018 Distinguished Alum

Twenty years after graduating from the College of Nursing with a master’s of science in nursing informatics, Susan Matney, PhD, RN, Senior Medical Informaticist at Intermountain Healthcare, has emerged as an undisputed national leader in the effort to standardize electronic health records with clinical terminologies and information models.... Read More

Using Social Media as a Research Tool
Sep 10, 2018

Tracking Twitter to Better Understand Diabetes Management

The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related tools to manage the disease. Assistant Professor Michelle Litchman's research team examined the community’s online Twitter conversation to understand their thoughts concerning open source artificial pancreas (OpenAPS) technology. The results of this study are available online in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.... Read More

$1.8M Grant Will Advance Caregiver Research
Mar 21, 2018

NINR Renews College's Research Training Grant

Distinguished Professor Kathi Mooney’s and Professor Lee Ellington’s Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Cancer, Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care (T32) was renewed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for another five years in March. Ellington and Mooney’s team will receive $1.78 million to focus on training doctoral students while conducting research into caregiver communication and health impacts. ... Read More

Smart Phone App Keeps Meds on Track
Jan 30, 2018

App Helps Young Cancer Patients Remember to Take Medication

The 12-week-long study concluded most of young adults were willing to use a commercially available medication reminder app on their smartphones and found it helpful. The researchers believe electronic tools like smartphones may be part of a strategy to help patients in this age group take medication as prescribed, potentially improving cancer survival and quality of life.... Read More

Wellness Coaching Through Technology
Jan 10, 2018

Diabetes App Encourages Activity

A research team led by College of Nursing Assistant Professor Nancy Allen has developed an online interactive app to help motivate patients to be more physically active to manage their disease. The results are published in the January 9 issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.... Read More