Our Research

Our research has led to:

  • The discovery of a cure for Hepatitis C (Hep C)
  • Transplanting a Hep C positive liver into a person for the first time in the U.S. without giving them the virus
  • Doing a heart and liver transplant in the same adult at the same time for the first time in the Intermountain West
  • Setting up the first living donor liver transplant program in the Intermountain West

Our research has been published in well-known medical journals covering topics such as:

  • Liver disease
  • The digestive system
  • Organ transplants

Our Clinical Trials

You may be able to take part in our clinical trials. Below is a list of the ones we are working on at Intermountain Healthcare:

  • A study looking into the safety and effectiveness of a drug used to treat a blood disease – more info
  • Studying the safety of drugs used to treat an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – more info
  • Kidney transplant rejection registry – more info
  • Studying whether a drug reduces the risk of permanent scar tissue forming in chronic liver disease patients – more info
  • Screening test for kidney transplant rejection – more info
  • Studying how effective a drug can be for people living with an autoimmune disease that causes bile ducts to break down over time – more info
  • LiverCare assessments for people who have had a liver transplant – more info
  • Studying the safety and effectiveness of a drug used to treat certain liver problems – more info
  • A study looking into how safe and effective a combination of drugs are at treating Cirrhosis of the liver and anadvanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – more info
  • Studying how safe and effective AlloSure is for people who have had a kidney transplant. AlloSure is a test used to determine the probability of rejection in kidney transplant recipients – more info

For answers to questions about clinical trials or other research, contact Intermountain Transplant Services at (801) 507-3380.