Discovery and Innovation at University of Utah Health celebrates today’s scientists at University of Utah Health who are carrying on a tradition of field-changing discoveries and high impact innovation.

The digital collection is intended to raise awareness of the world-class research that is currently being done in the basic sciences at U of U Health. The first 52 entries within the collection were chosen by U of U Health basic science department chairs based on specified criteria. The collection is currently being expanded to include seminal research from the clinical and translational sciences and will be updated on an annual basis.

“The past five years have been an exciting time for the basic sciences and the U of U community, and this document is a ‘living archive’ of the major discoveries, innovations, advances, and contributions made each year,” says Wes Sundquist, PhD, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and one of the organizers of the project. His own research team’s pioneering work understanding the mechanisms of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is leading to new approaches to combatting AIDS and is featured in the digital collection and upcoming campaign.