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Surgery Research

The Department of Surgery seeks to advance scientific and medical discovery related to the cure of surgical disease by focusing on:

  1. Recruitment of and investment in bright, motivated research faculty
  2. Maintaining a strong administrative support infrastructure
  3. Creating forums and programs to support rigorous inquiry in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment.  The department measures success in the growth of a sustainable, externally-funded research portfolio productive of impactful discovery.

In order to recruit and support successful research faculty, we have created an individually-focused support infrastructure consisting of four established research sections, including Health Services Research, Clinical Trials, Basic Science, and Innovation. These reflect our commitment to supporting the interests of of our faculty across the full spectrum of research, from basic and translational science to clinical outcomes and health policy.  Clinician investigators and research faculty with a commitment to developing a sustainable externally-funded research portfolio are “on-boarded” into a research section, through which an individually-tailored support program is developed, including financial support, mentorship, and connection to intramural and extramural research collaborators.

Upcoming Events

November 29, 2022

International Tumor Board Collaboration (NCCM/Utah/Minnesota)

The University of Utah, University of Minnesota and National Cancer Center of Mongolia have launched an ...

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November 30, 2022

ILTS/TTS Liver Transplant Center Twinning (Mongolia/Utah)

Now in its 3rd year, the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery keeps a schedule of  bi-monthly ...

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December 12, 2022

Works-in-Progress (Center for Global Surgery)

Work-in-Progress at the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery provides an x2-month community for our ...

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Contact Us

Sarah Halbern, MSPH, CCRP
Director of Research & Science
Phone: 801-581-8409

Austin Stevens, RN, BSN, CCRC
Research Manager
Phone: 801-213-6985

Giana Aluculesei, MBA
Associate Director, Finance