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Health Sciences Governance & Decision Making Groups

Names are listed here, but race, ethnicity and gender data are not available at this time but will be available in the future, as soon as we can de-identify it. Because the numbers are so small, they will be divided into two groups race ethnicity groups, white and people of color, and two gender groups, male and female.

We will not be able to provide these data for one group, but will provide them for all of the groups in aggregate.

Leadership Group Percentage of Women Percentage of Women of Color
SVP Cabinet 38% 0%
Council of Deans 33% 0%
Joint Operations Group 25% 0%
Health Sciences Research Council 29% 0%
Health Sciences Executive Education Council 69% 0%
EDI Dean and Directors Council 83% 67%
School of Medicine Executive Committee 47% 7%

 

These below contain the names of the decision-making bodies of University of Utah Health. They are the:

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Serve as an integrating and coordinating dialogue body for issues or questions that affect U Health overall
    • Gather broad-based input on difficult issues
    • Make recommendations to the SVP on policies, initiatives, actions, etc.
    • Communicate effectively and proactively with all dimensions of U Health
    • Implement approved decisions
    • Advance EDI at U Health

    Meeting Frequency and timing: Weekly on Tuesday

    Michael Good

    Senior Vice President for Health Sciences & Committee Leader

    Mary Beckerle

    AVP, Cancer

    Will Dere

    AVP, Research

    Sam Finlayson

    AVP, Clinical Affairs

    Wendy Hobson-Rohrer

    AVP, Education

    Wyatt Hume

    AVP, Academic Affairs

    Marika Jones

    Development

    Grant Lasson

    AVP, HS Strategy

    Amy Locke

    Chief Wellness

    Dan Lundergan

    CEO, UUHC

    Robyn Reynolds

    Chief Communication Officer

    José Rodríguez

    Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

    Brian Shiozawa

    AVP, Government Affairs

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Develop policies, recommendations, algorithms, etc. that are needed for excellence in education
    • Encourage multi-disciplinary approaches to education
    • Coordinate education efforts and resources to maximum effectiveness across U Health
    • Create and coordinate clinical opportunities and placements for students
    • Advance EDI in education

    Meeting Frequency and timing: Weekly, usually on Monday

    Wendy Hobson-Rohrer

    AVP, Education & Committee Leader

    Misha Bradford

    Assistant Professor, Physical Training

    Gretchen Case

    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

    Kim Clark

    Director, Ed and Faculty Development

    Lea Erickson

    Senior Associate Dean, Dentistry

    Tim Farrell

    Associate Chief, Geriatric Care

    Karen Gunning

    Professor, Pharmacy

    Mark Harris

    Vice-Chair Ed, Anesthesiology

    Chris Hill

    Vice-Dean, School of Medicine Research

    James Harron

    E. Associate Dean Ed, Pharmacy

    Christy Jarvis

    Associate, Eccles Health Sciences Library

    Ken Johnson

    Vice-Chair Research, Anesthesiology

    James Keddington

    AVP, Government Affairs

    Sara Lamb

    Vice-Dean, School of Medicine Education

    Madeline Lassche

    Associate Professor, Nursing

    Lori Larsen

    Senior Director, Nursing

    Amy Locke

    Chief Wellness Officer

    Gwen Latendresse

    Associate Dean, Nursing

    José Rodríguez

    Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

    Janet Shaw

    Associate Professor, Kinesiology

    Virginia Valentin

    Chief, PA Program, DFPM

    Kathy Wilets

    Director, Communications

    Rebecca Wilson

    Dir. Nursing Education, Nursing

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Develop and help execute the U Health Research Strategy
    • Make research strategy investment recommendations
    • Evaluate success of previous research strategy investments
    • Work to ensure state-of-the-art research facilities and technologies
    • Advance EDI in research

    Meeting Frequency and timing: Bi-monthly, usually on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

    Will Dere

    AVP, Research & Committee Leader

    Chris Hill

    Vice-Dean, Research

    Brad Cairns

    Chair, Oncological Sciences

    Alfred Cheung

    Vice-Chair Research, Internal Medicine

    Hillary Coon

    Professor, Psychiatry

    Mollie Cummins

    Professor, Nursing

    Mike Dean

    Vice-Chair Research, Pediatrics

    Julie Fritz

    Associate Dean Research, Health

    David Grainger

    Chair, Biomedical Engineering

    Rachel Hess

    Co-Director, Clinical Translational Science Institute

    Peter Jensen

    Chair, Pathology

    Satoshi Minoshima

    Chair, Radiology

    Randy Petersen

    Dean, Pharmacy

    Matt Rondina

    Director Molecular Medicine

    Bob Silver

    Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Wes Sundquist

    Chair, Biochemistry

    Theresa Werner

    Medical Dir, CTO at HCI

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Develop policies, recommendations, algorithms, etc. that are needed to advance excellence in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine (SFESOM)
    • Oversee the SFESOM's financial health and planning efforts
    • Coordinate research and education efforts in the SFESOM
    • Serve as a collaborative forum for systemness and equity
    • Advance EDI in SFESOM

    Meeting Frequency and timing: Monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday

    Bob Silver

    Chair, OB/GYN & Committee Leader

    Kristina Callis Duffin

    Chair, Dermatology

    Darrel Brodke

    Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Angie Fagerlin

    Chair, Population Health Sciences

    Robert Fujinami

    Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs

    Angelo Giardino

    Chair, Pediatrics

    ME Hartnett

    College Council Chair

    Chris Hill

    Vice-Dean, Research

    John Inadomi

    Chair, Internal Medicine

    Kamisha Johnson-Davis

    Associate Professor, Pathology

    Sara Lamb

    Vice-Dean Education

    Yves Lussier

    Chair, Bio-Medical Informatics

    David Steinberg

    Chair, PM&R

    Monica Vetter

    Chair, Neurobiology

    Corrine Welt

    Chief, Endocrinology/IM

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Serve as an integrating and coordinating dialogue body for issues or questions that affect colleges and schools
    • Make recommendations to the SVP on policies, initiatives, actions, etc.
    • Communicate effectively and proactively with colleges and schools
    • Implement approved decisions
    • Advance EDI in schools and colleges

    Meeting Frequency and time: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday

    Marla Dejong

    Nursing

    Wyatt Hume

    Dentistry

    David Perrin

    Health

    Randall Petersen

    Pharmacy

    Wayne Samuelson

    Medicine

    Catherine Soehner

    Eccles Health Sciences Library

    Primary Role/Stewardship

    • Coordinate all aspects of the clinical enterprise such that it operates as a "system"
    • Drive initatives to improve clinical care, reduce cost, and deliver superior patient experience
    • Oversee the clinical enterprise's financial health and planning efforts
    • Advance EDI in the clinical enterprise

    Meeting Frequency and timing: Weekly

    Dan Lundegran

    CEO, Hospitals and Clinics & Committee Leader

    Sam Finlayson

    AVP, Clinical Affairs & Committee Leader

    Dayle Benson

    Executive Director, UU Medical Group

    Tom Miller

    CMO, Hospitals and Clinics

    José Rodríguez

    AVP for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

    Heather Nyman

    Assistant Dean for EDI, College of Pharmacy

    Bart Taft Watts

    Assistant Dean for EDI, School of Dentistry

    Valerie Flattes

    Assistant Dean EDI, College of Nursing

    Line Kemeyou

    Assistant Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine

    Paloma Cariello

    Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine

    Maia Hightower

    Senior Director; University of Utah Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

    Kolawole Okuyemi

    Senior Director for EDI, Huntsman Cancer Institute

    Natasha Ovuoba

    Associate Director for EDI, Huntsman Cancer Institute

    Donna Baluchi

    Interim Associate Director for EDI, Eccles Health Sciences Library

    Sarah Sherer

    Chief HR Officer, Hospitals and Clinics

    Contact Us

    Loretta Muller
    Executive Assistant

    Phone: 801-585-1934

    Email: healthequity@hsc.utah.edu

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