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.

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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
COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 6, 2021
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Jul 07, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 6, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

After a period of consistent decline, we are experiencing a steady increase in coronavirus cases in Utah. These new cases are translating into new hospitalizations. Recent transmission rates, which measure how many people get infected by a coronavirus positive person, have risen to rates similar to those we saw earlier in the pandemic. The vast majority of these upward trends are among unvaccinated individuals across our state. Please encourage everyone you know who have not yet been vaccinated, to do so. ... Read More

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MSPH, FAAP, MD
Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH, FAAP

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