Intermountain using new process and technology to find breast tumors faster, reducing discomfort and cost for patients. Over the last two years, radiologists and surgeons at Intermountain Healthcare’s Breast Care Center at Intermountain Medical Center have instituted a new process to streamline the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients.

Intermountain Research AAHRPP accreditation featured on ABC 4 segment. Intermountain Healthcare Research was featured on an ABC 4 sponsored segment about the accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for ensuring the highest protections for participants in clinical research studies. Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, assistant vice president of research, talked about the AAHRPP accreditation and what it means for Intermountain.

Intermountain’s People in Research win major awards, share research around the world. Walker Clark, DDS, a second-year pediatric dental resident at Primary Children’s Hospital, won first place at the My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics Research Paper Competition for his paper on an alternative restorative technique. Lauri Linder, PhD, a clinical nurse specialist for Cancer Transplant, was invited to speak at the VIVA Asia Nursing Symposium about bloodstream infection prevention in children with cancer, based on her previous research and publications on central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) prevention.

Intermountain is studying the effects of antibiotic stewardship initiatives in our urgent cares. How can we improve antibiotic prescribing in the urgent care setting? And how will implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s antibiotic stewardship best practices affect antimicrobial resistance? Those are the questions Intermountain researchers hope to answer in a new study that entered its implementation phase July 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a $1.8 million contract to Intermountain and the University of Utah for the study.