The mission of the Heart & Lung Research Foundation is to lead Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban Central Region in providing resources for the saving of lives by:
- Providing seed money for worthy research projects that will ultimately lead to clinical application;
- Educating the community concerning the lifesaving programs of the Heart & Lung Research Foundation;
- Raising the standards of health and health care;
- Confirming to the members of the community that these efforts of the Heart & Lung Research Foundation have resulted in the extension of many lives.
The 2014 Legacy of Life scientific honoree is Alan H. Morris, MD.
A scientific conference in honor of Dr. Morris was held during April at the Intermountain Medical Center.
About Dr. Alan H. Morris
Dr. Alan H. Morris is professor of medicine and adjunct professor of medical informatics at the University of Utah, and director of research and medical director of the Pulmonary Function and Blood Gas Laboratories for the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He has experience in the conduct of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) multi-center randomized clinical trials of treatments, including innovative therapies, for ARDS patients. He is principal investigator of the four-hospital Utah Critical Care Treatment Group (CCTG), which has been part of the ARDS Network for clinical trials of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes (NHLBI), since its inception.
Since 1994 Morris has directed the CCTG, which includes the LDS, Intermountain Medical Center, McKay Dee and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Hospitals.
For additional information, contact Bonnie Mortensen at 801-408-2178