One year ago, we admitted our first COVID patient to U of U Hospital ICU. This week, we vaccinated our first U of U Health patient at the Redwood Health Center. These two sentences are a testament to you all, your dedication to your community, your compassion for one another, your commitment to science, and your resiliency in showing up every day, and doing your absolute best. Declining coronavirus trends continue throughout the state. We must keep up our vaccination and public health efforts. ... 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.
Newly appointed Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke, MD, continues to champion the important programs and services that drive the health and well-being of our health care teams, our patients, and the community we serve. Her vision for the future focuses on preventive medicine, social determinants of health, clinical integration of wellness services, and connection to purpose. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
With vaccinations and the continued public health actions of masking, washing hands, staying home when sick, and keeping physical distance, fewer than one in 159 Utahns has an active case of coronavirus. Fortunately, hospitalizations and deaths also continue to decline across our state. To date, about nine percent of all Utahns are vaccinated, including nearly 70 percent of Utahns 70 and older.... Read More
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
At the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Dr. Mark Rapaport, CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute, participated in a panel discussion with four accomplished filmmakers. They talked about the powerful combination of science and storytelling to influence mental health and foster resiliency in troubled times. ... Read MorePsychiatry
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