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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The New Normal in Healthcare
education
Oct 20, 2021

The New Normal in Healthcare

University Hospital, hospitals and clinics

The Utah Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (UHIMSS) brought health professionals together from around the state to share ideas on improving information technology through advocacy, collaboration, and education to promote quality patient care. Michael Good, MD, and Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, were featured speakers. ... Read More

COVID-19 Update, October 12, 2021
feature
Oct 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update, October 12, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

After several weeks of decline, coronavirus cases in Utah are plateaued. The number of Utahns in our hospitals statewide—including in our ICU’s—remains very high. Additionally, the number of people in our state getting their 1st dose of a vaccine has dropped precipitously in the past several weeks. This is a worrisome trend for our state given the Utah Department of Health’s data indicates that unvaccinated citizens have an 8x increased risk of hospitalization and a 10x risk of dying from COVID-19.... Read More

Leading Our Hospitals and Clinics
education
Oct 07, 2021

Leading Our Hospitals and Clinics

University Hospital, hospitals and clinics

CEO Dan Lundergan oversees five hospitals and 12 community clinics as well as nearly 14,000 employees who work in the clinical system. Strong relationships, teamwork, and trust are the core principles that have guided him throughout his storied career at the U. He plans to keep leading with those priorities at the forefront.... Read More

Putting Our People First
education
Oct 06, 2021

Putting Our People First

University Hospital,

We want to express sincere thanks and gratitude to every U of U Health employee for all they do to make this such an incredible place to work, learn, train, and heal. More than ever before, keeping teams strong and intact is vital to our mission. We are taking steps to sustain and reinvigorate our invaluable workforce, now and into the future.... Read More

A Golden Font of Knowledge
clinical
Oct 04, 2021

A Golden Font of Knowledge

health sciences library

For half a century, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library has set the pace in health sciences information. Made possible by a generous gift from the Eccles family, the library continues to power health sciences education, research, and clinical care for the University of Utah and our community. It is a dynamic hub where information and innovation intersect, providing its content and services at no charge to anyone who needs or wants it.... Read More

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

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Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, PhD

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