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Four experts on mental health sit on a panel at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. From left to right they are: moderator Kenneth Rosenburg, psychiatrist and filmmaker; James Ashworth, interim chair of the Department of Psychology at the U; Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, psychiatrist and researcher at the U; Paula Cook, addiction specialist at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute; and Christena Huntsman Durham, vice chairperson and executive vice president of the Huntsman Foundation, which recently gave an unprecedented $150 million to establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the U.

Destigmatizing mental illness

U of U Health partnered with Sundance for a panel of experts on the front lines of the mental illness epidemic in Utah.


Doctors’ reluctance to discuss gun safety

A new study shows that in the months immediately following mass shootings, doctors are less likely to ask routine questions about gun safety in the home.


Mysterious vaping illness markers identified 

The finding may allow doctors to definitively diagnose the nascent syndrome more quickly and provide the right treatment sooner. It could also provide clues into the causes of the new and mysterious condition.


Patients withhold life-threatening issues from doctors

Facing the threat of domestic violence, being a survivor of sexual assault, struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide are four topics that are difficult to broach with anyone. Including those who can help you.


Autism and steroid hormone changes

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s blood that may be detected as early as the second trimester.


‘One in a Million’

A new documentary tells the story of Tyler, who lost his ability to walk, see and hear by the time he was 10. The cause remained a mystery until U of U Health scientists searched his DNA for clues.


Studying Melanoma Survival

States with fewer skin cancer diagnoses have higher death rates.


IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

U students across campus find ways to give back to the community and help those in need.


DRIVING OUT DIABETES

The Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation will donate $5.3 million to the U to establish a diabetes prevention program called “Driving Out Diabetes: A Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative.”