Department of Medicine Gift Fund
The Department of Medicine deals with the entire patient, rather than a particular organ system that covers diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in adults. To do this, collaboration is key to everything we do. Collaboration between researchers and physicians, who, in turn collaborate with their patients to decide the best treatment options tailored to that specific individual. And, it is the power of this focused collaboration that leads to research and treatments for conditions as diverse as cancer and sleep disorders.
Your donation supports our outstanding faculty with collaborative opportunities in their research as well as assisting our educational programs with visiting lectureships. Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, funding to our faculty, educational programs and research endeavors supports the work being done here for yourself, your family, and for your community.
The Society Supporting Leadership in Internal Medicine (SSLIM)
The Department of Medicine is dedicated to investing in our people and their new and innovative ideas. SSLIM plays a key role in this mission by supporting newly-recruited faculty members. SSLIM offers a loan repayment program to our junior faculty. This allows the Department to be more competitive when it comes to recruiting and retaining our newest faculty members. Contributions made from and through this group are also unrestricted and are used in areas of greatest need for the Department. SSLIM members are invited to various events throughout the year.
Merle Sande, MD – Endowed Lectureship – a lectureship honoring the legacy of Dr. Sande who served as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1996 – 2001.
A lectureship honoring the legacy of Dr. Sande who served as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1996 – 2001.
Dr. Sande was a leading infectious-diseases expert whose early recognition of the looming public health crisis posed by AIDS led to the development of basic protocols for how to handle infected patients. He touched the lives of so many people across this world. From his students, house staff and colleagues; to local, state, national and global leaders; to the very patients he served; Merle always gave of himself unconditionally. Dr. Sande's tenure as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Residency Program Director for the University of Utah was one of considerable growth for the department with implementation of innovative programs. He was a legendary teacher who excelled at teaching, bringing his deep knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to the benefit of his patients and students. The excitement he generated for clinical medicine influenced generations of physicians.