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The Utah WRHR Program provides comprehensive support for the research and training needs of its Scholars. This support includes:

  • Salary and fringe benefits: Consistent with junior faculty appointments within the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Protected time: Utah WRHR Scholars are assured that at least 75 percent of their full-time effort can be dedicated to the research and training aspects of this award.
  • Mentor access: Each Utah WRHR Scholar will have one principal mentor and a supporting mentorship team.
  • Research funding: To support research activities, including use of institutional core services and purchase of laboratory supplies. Funding for training and research support is up to $25,000 per scholar per year.
  • Research training: All Utah WRHR Scholars will enroll in the University of Utah’s Vice-President’s Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program.  Tuition and fees for Scholar participation in required and elective coursework and workshops.
  • Travel: Travel to attend the annual NIH WRHR Program Meeting (historically in the fall of the year) and one scientific meeting per year.

Contact Us

Michael Varner
Program Director

Robert Silver
Principal Investigator

For questions about the WRHR program, please contact

Leanne Johnston
Administrative Coordinator

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