We recognize the struggle many working parents face during this pandemic. Supporting the childcare needs of our employees is an urgent priority and critically important to the core missions of our institution. As we develop solutions, we hope everyone will share their anonymous feedback to help us know how to best direct time and resources to these unique challenges.... Read MoreBiochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Internal Medicine,Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
Programs & Events for Faculty Advancement
Wendy Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH, Associate Vice President for Health Science Education, University of Utah Health, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, School of Medicine, and Wyatt Rory Hume, DDS, PhD, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Academic Affairs, Dean, School of Dentistry, direct programs and events that aim to advance faculty career development. We strive to elevate faculty success in education, research, and professional and personal skills.
We share cautious optimism that the impact of our own individual behaviors—masking, social distance, hygiene, and staying home when sick—appear to be positively impacting Utah’s coronavirus trends. Positive cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations continue to decline across the state, though we need to remain vigilant in our efforts.... Read More
Utah’s declining case trends indicate that we may be seeing a leveling off of positive tests in our state. Our real-time reproductive number is currently tracking below one—a critical level that reduces the infection rate in Utah. These trends are important now as our system level and state level census approach their highest levels of the pandemic.... Read More
We recognize racism as a public health crisis and believe anti-Black racism is one major cause of health disparities that we observe in our society. U of U Health has established an Anti-Racism Commission that is coordinating efforts to advance our goals and improve our culture. Our initial focus is to support students in the School of Medicine MD program. ... Read More
We have seen a few days of decreased new coronavirus cases—although our transmission rate continues to be high. Hospitalizations across the state continue to rise, but county-level data suggests that masking policies may be impacting new case numbers. Continue to practice masking, hygiene, and distancing measures.... Read More
In recent weeks, the legacy of racism in the United States has been at the forefront of the national consciousness. We must commit to using this moment in time to listen, learn, and develop new ways to act. As leaders of the largest academic health care institution in the Mountain West, we are in a position to leverage our influence to be a sponsor of positive change in our community and the region. ... Read More