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Welcome to the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center 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.

Today laboratories for bioengineering, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal biology work collaboratively to compliment a robust clinical research program within the Department. Thirty-eight full-time clinical faculty cover the breadth of orthopaedic subspecialties for clinical service, resident and fellow education, and related clinically-focused research. The research division includes 7 PhD, 1 MD-PhD and 1 MD faculty, as well as 6 PhD students, 5 postdoctoral fellows, and 9 full-time clinical research coordinators.

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.

Women in Academic Orthopaedics Research Internship

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

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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.

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