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.

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Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery
education
Jul 30, 2021

Women Surgeons: Defining the Future of Surgery

Surgical Services, surgery, residency, medicine

An increasing number of female physicians are becoming surgeons. At U of U Health, 70 percent of general surgery residents are now women. Laura Lambert, MD, director of the General Surgery Residency Program says it's a natural evolution within medical education and society in general. There's now a wide spectrum of what women can do as surgeons to fit their interests. ... Read More

Surgery
Accelerating Therapeutic Discoveries
education
Jul 29, 2021

Accelerating Therapeutic Discoveries

While universities excel at making new scientific discoveries, the expertise for turning new discoveries into clinically approved therapies often resides in industry. The University of Utah Therapeutic Accelerator Hub brings outstanding industry expertise to our campus, helping investigators "accelerate" their discoveries into the clinic, on the market, and ultimately, to the people who will benefit from them. ... Read More

Oncological Sciences
Women in Dentistry
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Jul 22, 2021

Women in Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is taking deliberate steps to encourage more women to pursue the profession and create an environment where they feel welcome. Prospective students are drawn to flexible hours, service to the community, and opportunities to contribute in various fields including academia, science and research, organized dentistry, and advocacy.... Read More

Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
COVID-19 Update, July 20, 2021
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Jul 21, 2021

COVID-19 Update, July 20, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

We continue to see a consistent increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Utah and the U.S. As of yesterday morning, Utah had one of the highest positivity rates in the nation—the majority of which continue to be among unvaccinated individuals. This is translating into nearly 600 cases per day in Utah and hospitals are quite full across our state. We continue to encourage you to strongly urge your family, friends, and others to get vaccinated so we can get this virus receding in our community once and for all. ... Read More

Physician Assistants Vital Role
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Jul 20, 2021

Physician Assistants Vital Role

Huntsman Mental Health Institute, physician assistants

A program launched in 1970 as “a grand social experiment” aimed at increasing access to health care has been a resounding success. The Utah Physician Assistant Program focuses on medically underserved communities and educates highly qualified PAs to serve these communities. Donald M. Pedersen, PhD, PA, looks at the program's future.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine,Internal Medicine
What’s in a Title? More Than Meets the Eye!
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Jul 15, 2021

What’s in a Title? More Than Meets the Eye!

In our everyday verbal and written communications, the inconsistent use of professional titles for men and women has become a behavioral norm stemming from cultural, implicit, unconscious bias. We can individually and collectively take some simple but impactful steps to be intentional and consistent in how we address one another. The actions we take now to promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusion can have a profound effect on the future of the medical profession and patient care. ... Read More

Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, HEALTH SCIENCES & DEAN, SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

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Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, PhD

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