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Utah StARR

Stimulating Access to Research in Residency

 

 

What is Utah StARR?

The Utah Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (Utah StARR) is designed to prepare outstanding residents for a career in academic medicine and clinical investigation by providing them with opportunities to learn and practice clinical, transitional, health service, and community-engaged research skills during their residency training. Utah StARR will provide an early "on-ramp" to research careers for competitive academic faculty positions.

Participating residency programs:

The program main components are: career mentoring, individual development plan, non-degree coursework,  research seminars, grant writing, pre-submission grant review, pre-award support and writing workshops. Click here for an overview of the Utah StARR resources.

Because the recruitment and training of clinician-researchers is such a high priority at the current time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has implemented a loan-forgiveness program for doctors who commit to a career in clinical research. Individuals in the Utah StARR program may consider applying for the loan-forgiveness program when their residency is completed.

Additional information about the program or information on application procedures, please visit our application information page or contact Quinn Tanner, Program Manager if you are interested.

Utah StARR resident investigators Victoria Vardell and Alex Zheutlin led the 10/27/2022 Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The title of their presentation was "Future StARRs: Highlighting the Work of our Senior Residents in the Utah StARR Program". You can view the recording of their talk here, or by visiting the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds archive: https://medicine.utah.edu/internal-medicine/grand-rounds

University of Utah Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - 10/27/2022 - Dr. Victoria Vardell and Dr. Alex Zheutlin present "Future StARRs: Highlighting the Work of our Senior Residents in the Utah StARR Program"

Scholar Highlight: Alex Zheutlin is First-Author on Publication

Dr. Alex Zheutlin is the first-author on a publication titled “Lipid-Lowering Therapy Use and Intensification Among United States Veterans Following Myocardial Infarction or Coronary Revascularization Between 2015 and 2019.” The manuscript was published on October 14, 2022 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and found that “less than half of veterans received lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) intensification in the year after MI or coronary revascularization suggesting a missed opportunity to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk.” DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008861

To access archived scholar news, go to: https://medicine.utah.edu/utah-starr/scholar-news-archive

Scholar Highlight: Victoria Vardell and Alex Zheutlin Present at IM Grand Rounds

Dr. Victoria Vardell and Dr. Alex Zheutlin presented at the University of Utah’s Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Ground Rounds on October 27 2022. The title of their discussion was “Future StARRS: Highlighting the Work of our Senior Residents in the Utah StARR Program” and they each presented their research interests in the context of the Utah StARR program.

To access archived scholar news, go to: https://medicine.utah.edu/utah-starr/scholar-news-archive

Program Directors

Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah Health

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Molly Conroy, MD, MPH

Professor and Division Chief
General Internal Medicine
University of Utah Health

 

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Contact Us

Questions?

Contact Quinn Tanner
Email: UtahStARR@utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-9355