For several days last week, COVID-19 became the leading cause of death in Utah, ahead of both heart disease and cancer. It is unclear whether more recent decreases in cases are a result of holiday influences on testing or are initial signs that statewide masking regulations are starting to have an impact. As we continue to learn about this disease, we must do all we can to decrease current trends and reduce levels of coronavirus infection in our community.... Read More
Office of Academic Affairs & Faculty Development
The Office of Academic Affairs & Faculty Development appoints, promotes, and provides professional development opportunities for faculty. We serve as a central resource for the Health Sciences by providing guidance, resources, and training to enhance the success of individual faculty. We also strive to strengthen cohesion and collaboration among all colleges, schools, and departments.
Nearly one hundred people per day are being admitted to Utah hospitals. About one in fifty-two Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection, and COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in our state, behind heart disease and cancer. As we approach Thanksgiving, please stay safe and encourage others to do all they can to reverse these trends.... Read More
Unfortunately, pandemic trends from previous weeks continue. Approximately one in 70 Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection. We are seeing rapidly increasing numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths. As we combat the pandemic together, new testing strategies, therapeutics and vaccines offer hope for the coming year.... Read More
After a year-long grassroots process we called “strategy refresh,” U of U Health has finalized a strategic vision to guide our work for the next five years. The project was built concurrently with the University of Utah, tapping into talent and expertise across campus. We want you to join us in this journey and are eager to hear your thoughts on the strategy for the next five years. Join us at a campus-wide Town Hall on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12pm to discuss it. ... Read More
The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths is now the third highest cause of death in Utah, below heart disease and cancer. Asymptomatic testing procedures, as laid out by the CDC and other federal leaders, may help us begin to curtail the rise in cases. ... Read More
To establish effective anti-racist policies for the future, we must own our history of systemic racism and create an environment where all members of our campus community feel a true sense of belonging. Drawing on our strengths as collaborators and innovators, we have begun an extensive audit of campus policies and regulations. We are committed to deliberate, careful change that will have positive, long-term impact.... Read More