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Parental Resources

For additional campus resources, please visit UHEDI's Campus Resources.

    A room for nursing mothers is private space a nursing mother can use to express milk. This space is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others. Nursing mother’s rooms are functional private spaces with a place to sit and access to an electrical outlet.

    Check the campus map features to see if your building has a lactation space.

    Baby changing stations are available throughout the University for your convenience. These changing stations are typically mounted on a vertical wall, or on a horizontal surface such as a counter-top. A typical changing station has a changing platform to be folded down to use and a restraining harness to secure the baby for safety.

    These areas can also be found on the campus map. Please refer to the Center for Child Care & Family Resources for locations and more details.

    Funding Resources, Grants, & Scholarships

      University of Utah Health strongly supports faculty who are working to balance family wellness with scholarly and professional obligations. With initial funding from the Castleton Family and donations from U of U Health leaders, Dependent Care Travel Stipend funds are available to individual faculty members to offset the costs associated with dependent care (e.g., child, ill/disabled partner, or elder care) expenses while traveling to attend professional meetings, conferences, workshops, study sections, and other professional development offerings away from home.

      WiHMS aims to develop women leaders through learning experiences, mentoring and training that ensures that they earn equal opportunities. WiHMS has provided scholarships and awards for faculty to attend the local UHealth Leadership Seminars. In addition, we support travel awards to faculty members at the AAMC Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminars and one ELAM attendee each year.

      For more information about eligibility and the scholarships and travel awards, please follow the links below or email us at

      AAMC Leadership Development Opportunities

      Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

      The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. While attaining higher levels within the AHC executive ranks is the program's primary focus, ELAM encourages its graduates to pursue the full diversity of roles that offer opportunities for leadership within their organizations.

      WiHMS and UHEDI support up to three scholarships per University of Utah Leadership Seminar session (Leadership Seminar I, II, III). This program is interactive and experiential, based on self-assessments that participants will take prior to the seminar. Participants will focus on fundamentals for high performing leaders, managing conflict, managing difficult negotiations, and communicating in an effective and engaging manner. Participants will reflect on their personal leadership style and how different leadership styles can successfully interact with other styles. Attendees who receive the WiHMS scholarships share their insights into leadership in the "Lessons Learned" series.

      You are able to register for these Seminars with and without scholarship support from WiHMS. If you are not awarded a scholarship, we recommend you seek support from your home department. Please note that registration for these seminars closes two weeks prior to the session start date.

      Apply for a scholarship

      Please submit your CV and a brief description (300 words or less) of your interest in the desired leadership development seminar, your leadership experiences and any informal or formal leadership development activities to by the noted deadlines. PDF format preferred.

      WiHMS facilitates the Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize each year. The Gardner Prize is awarded to two students, one from the School of Dentistry and another from the Health Sciences (College of Health, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Medicine).

      Starting with the 2022-2023 academic year, the Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize is facilitated by and awarded to two students in the School of Dentistry.

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      Phone: 801-587-9917


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