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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COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 16, 2021
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Feb 17, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 16, 2021

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We continue to see sustained declines in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19. Thanks to Governor Cox and our legislators, the state continues to successfully roll out vaccinations, with about 60 percent of all Utahns over the age of 70 having been vaccinated. However, between vaccinations and recovered cases, immunity to coronavirus appears to be lower than expected statewide so continued masking, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when sick are critical. ... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 9, 2021
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Feb 10, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 9, 2021

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As Utah continues to see decreases in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, it indicates that our strategies are working. We are in a race between vaccinations and mutations and we must continue to do all we can to prevent infections while we inoculate our community. At the request of the state, U of U Health is preparing to augment statewide vaccination efforts for many of our patients.... Read More

Leadership Defined by the Success of Others
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Feb 08, 2021

Leadership Defined by the Success of Others

As the new, and first female, chair of dermatology, Kristina Callis Duffin, MD, MS, believes a leader should find their greatest joy and satisfaction through the success of others. While creating opportunities for people to engage in meaningful work, she wants to develop more women and underrepresented minorities for leadership roles, pursue innovations in dermatopathology, and utilize patient-reported outcomes as a decision-making tool.... Read More

Dermatology
Sounding the Trumpet for Racial Healing
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Feb 05, 2021

Sounding the Trumpet for Racial Healing

Family medicine physician Jessica L. Jones shares key takeaways from the latest Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education. National thought leaders discussed how we can begin the process of racial healing on our campus, emphasizing the importance of creating a space in which people can step forward and tell their own stories. ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 2, 2021
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Feb 03, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 2, 2021

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As of Feb. 2, 2021, one in 85 Utahns currently has an active coronavirus infection, down from one in 53 this time last month. Increasing numbers of vaccinated Utahns, growing numbers of Utahns who have recovered from coronavirus with presumed immunity, and continued preventive health measures are contributing to these improvements. We are seeing downward trends in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across our state. ... Read More

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

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Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, PhD

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