Nearly one hundred people per day are being admitted to Utah hospitals. About one in fifty-two Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection, and COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in our state, behind heart disease and cancer. As we approach Thanksgiving, please stay safe and encourage others to do all they can to reverse these trends.... 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.
Unfortunately, pandemic trends from previous weeks continue. Approximately one in 70 Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection. We are seeing rapidly increasing numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths. As we combat the pandemic together, new testing strategies, therapeutics and vaccines offer hope for the coming year.... Read More
After a year-long grassroots process we called “strategy refresh,” U of U Health has finalized a strategic vision to guide our work for the next five years. The project was built concurrently with the University of Utah, tapping into talent and expertise across campus. We want you to join us in this journey and are eager to hear your thoughts on the strategy for the next five years. Join us at a campus-wide Town Hall on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12pm to discuss it. ... Read More
The seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths is now the third highest cause of death in Utah, below heart disease and cancer. Asymptomatic testing procedures, as laid out by the CDC and other federal leaders, may help us begin to curtail the rise in cases. ... Read More
To establish effective anti-racist policies for the future, we must own our history of systemic racism and create an environment where all members of our campus community feel a true sense of belonging. Drawing on our strengths as collaborators and innovators, we have begun an extensive audit of campus policies and regulations. We are committed to deliberate, careful change that will have positive, long-term impact.... Read More
Health disease experts say that if we can achieve 95 percent of our population regularly wearing masks, we can significantly reverse our current record numbers of Utahns with coronavirus. Simultaneously, we are working with local and federal officials to modify our testing strategies. We must reverse current trends as the cold weather approaches and activities move indoors. ... Read More