DMRC Graduate Student Rising Stars Symposium

Presented by the University of Utah Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center, and jointly hosted by the Departments of Neurobiology and Biochemistry.


Workshop and Symposium Details

Selected applicants will receive a speaking opportunity to present at a 2-day symposium, and participation in science communication (sci-comm) workshops.

  • Sci-Comm Workshop: April (virtual) and May 16-17 (in-pereson) 2022
    • Small group modules designed to enhance science communication; networking opportunities; and follow-up meetings with faculty mentors.
  • Invited Lecture Symposium: May 16-17, 2022
    • Hosted at the University of Utah, pending COVID-19 travel restrictions.


To apply


  • Completed 3+ years of doctoral training in related program
  • Demonstrate strong scientific merit and commitment towards increasing diversity in science

Application requirements

Send your application materials to by January 15, 2022 (extended deadline). Application materials include:

  • CV
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Two reference letters


 Updated Graduate Student Rising Stars Flyer 2022



Scott Summers, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Chair,
Nutrition and Integrated Physiology

Jared Rutter, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Angela Fagerlin, PhD
Professor and Chair, Population Health Sciences

Contact Us

Bridget Hughes, PhD
Director, Research Program Development
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit
Phone: 801-585-9304

Sara Salmon, MA
Programs Manager
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Research Unit

Phone: 801-839-5414


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