U of U Health Research on the Move

Jan 19, 2022 11:45 AM

With an impressive portfolio of impactful science and major awards, and a steady rise in grant funding, fiscal year 2022 is highlighting what we already know: University of Utah Health research is world-class. In this mid-year review, Associate Vice President for Research Willard Dere, M.D., showcases our scientists’ brightest accomplishments.


Stories of Discovery and Innovation

Our research distinguishes us and many of our institution’s top recent discoveries are featured in Pioneering the Future. This campaign celebrates today’s scientists at U of U Health who are carrying on a tradition of excellence.

Each month, our 360 Connect research newsletter features scientific top U of U Health discoveries focused on a theme.

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Noteworthy Appointments

We welcome three leaders to their new roles.

National Distinction

Our faculty and their research continue to earn top-level accolades.

Scientist in the laboratory

COVID-19 Research

Our scientist responded promptly in a time of need and the impact of their efforts continues to grow and benefit our community and world.

  • $61 million in extramural funding
  • 643 publications; 9,500 citations
  • $900,000 in philanthropic donations
  • 100+ media mentions
  • 239 projects with human subjects
  • 400+ biobank samples collected
  • 95 sponsored COVID trial opportunities
  • 3 large cohort studies (C-HEART, CDC-funded RECOVER, NIH-funded RECOVER)
  • 50 COVID-related disclosures
  • 100+ CDAs/MTAs/DTAs

Health Sciences Funding Awards

At the mid-year mark, U of U Health investigators have earned $241.5 million in funding awards. This amount is already higher than the total from FY 21 at $277.6 million, demonstrating great productivity even in difficult times.


Grant funding for University of Utah Health research

You can watch the meeting in its entiretly, including updates from:

  • Research Strategy
  • Research
  • SVP for Health Sciences Research Unit
  • Research Space and Cores

This year is already shaping up to be one of our best thanks to your hard work and support. I’m grateful for your efforts in strengthening the research at U of U Health.

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