After a period of decline and stabilization, Utah has seen a significant increase in the number of individuals testing positive for coronavirus. As the number of people with active coronavirus infections in Utah goes up, we expect to see a corresponding increase in hospitalizations across the state. This is a worrisome trend but reversible if we all work together.... Read More
Vice President's Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program
The VPCAT Research Scholars Program has been designed to offer intensive mentorship and support to early-stage faculty members engaged in clinical and translational research in transitioning to accomplished, funded principal investigators.
VPCAT leverages the resources of our institution to augment departmental resources in support of junior faculty investigators using a holistic framework, the Matrix Mentoring Model, that includes five levels of mentorship: self, scientific, peer, senior, and staff. During the 2-year program, scholars receive training in scientific career development, grant writing and management, and leadership designed to create empowered principal investigators.
This is a competitive program that incorporates:
Formal and informal mentoring
Structured curriculum focused on leadership competencies and essential knowledge and practical skills to be an effective clinical and translational researcher
Access to resources to facilitate appropriate study design, collection of pilot data, and preparation and submission of competitive grant applications.
Based on the last few days of testing, the number of Utahns with active cases of coronavirus is increasing. It is difficult to determine whether this increase is a function of recent testing disruptions caused by weather, Labor Day holiday transmissions, or a combination of other factors. Additional data will help us gain a clearer picture. ... Read More
We continue to watch the coronavirus numbers statewide, with a close view on Salt Lake County—where the majority of our University of Utah community lives. Positive test and hospitalization trends in SL County continue downward with slight upticks in both statewide. ... Read More
The keywords this week are “leveled off but stable.” Fewer symptomatic people are presenting for PCR testing at our community clinics. Our focus and attention expand to our campus community, which includes Salt Lake County. Hospitalizations have been decreasing, although percent positivity is rising slightly.... Read More
In 42 years at U of U Health, Professor John Zone, MD, has been a major force behind successful structures, organizations, and processes at the School of Medicine. Stepping down as chair of the dermatology department, he will still treat patients and continue research in the laboratory he founded. ... Read MoreDermatology
As students return to campus, positive trends continue in our endeavors to slow the spread of coronavirus in the state and county. Thanks to the efforts of many, we have rolled out a robust testing and contact tracing system for students, faculty, and staff on campus.... Read More