Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

VPCAT Research Scholars Program

2013-2014

2013-2014 Scholar Cohort

Heather D. Campbell, MD

Heather Campbell, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah, where she completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2010. Dr. Major's research interests include genetic factors which predispose to preterm birth, platelet and immune response in preeclampsia, and perinatal infe... Read More

Research Interests: Molecular Genetics of Preterm Labor and Delivery, Perinatal Infections, Pre-Eclampsia

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: heather.major@hsc.utah.edu

Richard K. Gurgel, MD

Dr. Richard Gurgel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors B.A. in Biology. He then continued his training by attending medical school at the University of Utah. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior. Dr. Gurgel did his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Univ... Read More

Specialties: Acoustic Tumors, Cochlear Implantation, Facial Nerve Disorders, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Otology

Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics

Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: R.K.Gurgel@m.cc.utah.edu

Gang Luo, PhD

Dr. Gang Luo earned his PhD degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Luo is an assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Luo's research interests include health/clinical informatics (software system design/development and data analytics), bi... Read More

Research Interests: Data Mining, Databases, Decision Support Techniques, Health Informatics, Information Storage and Retrieval, Knowledge Management, Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing

Specialties: Medical Informatics

Email: gang.luo@utah.edu

Jeremy Meier, MD

Dr. Jeremy Meier is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His clinical practice encompasses all areas of complicated ENT problems in children.  Dr. Meier thrives on managing children with complex airway and breathing problems and ... Read More

Research Interests: Aspiration in Children, Chronic Sinusitis and Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation in Children, Otolaryngology Education, Tissue Engineering for Microtia Reconstruction

Specialties: Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina

Residency: University of California - Davis Medical Center

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Email: jeremy.meier@hsc.utah.edu

Robert Schmidt, MD, PhD, MBA

Robert Schmidt is a clinical pathologist who specializes in the evaluation of diagnostic tests.... Read More

Research Interests: Comparative Effectiveness of Diagnostic Tests, Economic Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests, Operations Analysis, Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Residency: University of Utah

Residency: Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

Medical School: University of Sydney

Medical School: University of Sydney

Email: Robert.Schmidt@hsc.utah.edu

Emily R.M. Sydnor Spivak, MD, MHS

Dr. Spivak is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She established and serves as Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs at University of Utah Health and the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University Schoo... Read More

Specialties: Endocarditis, Epidemiology/Nosocomial Infections, Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Email: emily.sydnor@hsc.utah.edu

Jessica Ann Walsh, MD

Jessica Walsh, MD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and George E. Wahlen Veteran Affairs Medical Center. As a Rheumatologist, her clinical interests include psoriatic diseases and spondyloarthritis. She developed and serves as the Director of the Spondyloarthritis Clinic. She is the Co-Director of the Combined ... Read More

Specialties: Rheumatology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: jessica.walsh@hsc.utah.edu

Theresa L. Werner, MD

Theresa L. Werner, M.D. Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office, Huntsman Cancer Institute Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine Theresa L. Werner, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer ... Read More

Research Interests: Cervix Neoplasms, Clinical Trials, Ovarian Neoplasms, Uterine Neoplasms

Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Email: theresa.werner@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-4491