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Welcome to University of Utah Orthopaedic Research

University of Utah Orthopeadic Center


For over sixty years the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah has a nationally recognized tradition of excellence in patient care and teaching. Research programs have grown substantially in the past decade.

The Department has a well-organized research staff supporting coordination and supervision of research activities. These activities include all aspects of protocol development and implementation, to data maintenance and regulatory management, to grant management services, and financial oversight. The current research portfolio includes more than $5 million in annual external support, principally from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, as well as private foundations and industry-sponsored research.

Today laboratories work collaboratively to compliment a robust clinical research program within the Department in:

  • bioengineering
  • biomechanics
  • and musculoskeletal biology 

Thirty-eight full-time clinical faculty cover the breadth of orthopaedic subspecialties for clinical service, resident and fellow education, and related clinically-focused research as well as

  • 7 PhD
  • 1 MD-PhD
  • 1 MD faculty
  • 6 PhD students
  • 5 postdoctoral fellows
  • 9 full-time clinical research coordinators

Wanting to Work with Us?

There are just a few things we need you to do to get started



- Complete the following trainings via your CITI account: (you can create this account here. Make sure to associate your account with the University of Utah)​

  • Group 1 Biomedical Research Investigators and Key Personnel
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice, US FDA Focus)

- Complete the following training:

  • HIPAA (follow this link)

*Please download and save all PDF's of your completion reports. You will need these to upload with your application*


- Please sign and/or PDF the following documents:

*Sign and/or PDF. You will need these to upload with your application*

Other Tasks

- Complete the following tasks:

- Know the following information about your research team:

  • Principle Investigator Name
  • Research Coordinator Name
  • Project information including project type (retrospective or prospective)
  • IRB # and/or the Umbrella specialty
  • What accesses you will need to complete your work (EPIC, Powerchart, PACS, Research Drive, Research UBox)

Final Step

Complete your application via REDCap

  • Have all of the above PDFs, documents and information ready as you will need to upload them into the REDCap form.
  • Once you have successfully completed your application, our research team will be notified and you will then shortly receive an email from your coordinator requesting that you complete the Candidate Attestation form. 
  • Once this is complete, your coordinator will work with our managers to finish the onboarding process and will notify you when you have been given the go ahead to start working!
Women in Academic Orthopaedics Research Internship

Women in Academic Orthopaedics Research Internship

Women medical students who are interested in an in-depth orthopaedic research experience are encouraged to apply.

University of Utah Orthopaedic Student Research

Student Research

We are accepting applications to our student research opportunities program. Join our team to gain experience in the science and healthcare field.

Help Progress, Give Today

Support Innovative Research

You can help the Department of Orthopaedics continue to progress with even a small contribution.