The last year challenged us in ways we could never have imagined. We experienced a cascade of collective trauma, which impacted the ways we do our work and live our lives. We simultaneously experienced deep losses and meaningful gains. As we move forward, we are committed to an active, systemwide approach to address the needs of our employees consisting of three phases: recognize, recover, and rebuild.... Read MorePsychiatry
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.
Eleven new fellows have been inducted into the Academy of Health Science Educators, a community committed to excellence and value in health sciences education. Academy fellows are recognized as outstanding teachers in their field who advocate for exceptional education in their departments, colleges, and University of Utah Health at large. The academy is dedicated to advancing the science of education. ... Read MorePediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
Utah is currently experiencing a stable period in the pandemic with cases flat and hospitalizations slightly increasing. In large part, this stability can be attributed to the many state partners who continue to work effectively to vaccinate Utahns statewide. Although only 54 percent of eligible (16+ years old) Utahns have been vaccinated, demand for vaccinations have decreased. Vaccinations continue to be the safest and most reliable way for us to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.... Read More
Chairs of the 13 basic science departments at University of Utah Health have selected and summarized the top 52 discoveries from the past five years. Now available for view, the Discovery and Innovation Digital Collection celebrates how we are carrying on a tradition of field-changing discoveries and high-impact innovation. ... Read MoreBiochemistry
A $10 million five-year grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) solidifies the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library as a regional and national resource for training and accessing reliable health information. The library will continue implementing programs that support the NLM mission to provide researchers, health professionals, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. ... Read More
Promising trends in Utah continue as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the state appear to be stable—though the same cannot be said for the nation as a whole. Over the last few days, Utah saw a slightly increasing positivity rate among both methods of tracking (people over people and tests over tests). We will continue to practice public health measures and keep our eyes on these trends with an aim at staving off another increase in cases.... Read More