Academics & Research

Aug

10

Elevating Educator Well-Being

At the first in-person gathering in more than two years, core educators at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine explored ways to elevate their own well-being—at a systemic and individual level. We have an opportunity to change the culture of medicine through our faculty and as we educate future physicians. While we can take steps as individuals and groups to make our own experience better, we need to be part of a system that supports well-being.

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Aug

04

Making Oral Health Services More Accessible

In ten years, the University of Utah School of Dentistry has built one of the most innovative community-based oral health care systems in the nation. It did this, not by simply showing up, but by actively seeking out underserved communities, breaking barriers to oral health care access, partnering with more organizations, and building more clinics.

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Jul

27

Crisis, Experimentation, and Growth: A Look Back at the History of the University of Utah School of Medicine

Building 521, home of the University of Utah School of Medicine, is soon to be replaced with the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine building. For now, the medical school sits as it has for nearly 60 years. Though antiquated today, its plain red brick exterior was once the subject of heated debate. In fact, the School of Medicine represented a major turning point in University of Utah history.

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Jul

19

Research Leadership Agenda Focuses on People and Societal Impact

Newly appointed Associate Vice President for Research Rachel Hess, MD, MS, seeks to build on a legacy of innovation and collaboration. Hess believes in using transparency to build trust with our research community. By understanding diverse perspectives she aims to support and encourage novel ideas through research, making U of U Health the ultimate destination for anyone working in academic health.

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Jul

14

Values-Based Leadership Supports Well-Being and Mental Health

The culture of every organization starts with leadership. We can always do more to improve as leaders and take better care of our team members. At a recent Health Sciences Leadership Forum, special guest Thomas Schwenk, MD, discussed ways value-based leadership can help us shape the future of leadership, our culture, and the well-being of our teams at U of U Health.

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Jul

08

Making a Career, Following a Calling at U of U Health

University of Utah Health is consistently ranked one of the best health systems in the nation, making it a prime destination for health care professionals. It is also a good environment for people to advance and grow their careers. The combination of education, opportunity, and a supportive work environment creates a setting for growth and advancement.

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Jul

01

Reconnecting with Meaning and Purpose: Leadership

Why do so many leaders struggle with leadership? Because they never developed proficiency with self-leadership. Preparing ourselves and our trainees for the future of health care begins with a commitment to leading oneself, explains Tony Tsai, MBA, and Tom Hurtado, EdD. The more in tune we are with our own purpose, focus, goals, and vision, the more effective leaders we can be.

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Jun

15

Paying Tribute to Edward B. Clark, MD

Earlier this year, University of Utah Health lost a beloved friend and leader. Edward B. Clark, MD, served our university community for 26 years. We pay tribute to his incredible legacy by reflecting on his many achievements and lasting contributions.

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Jun

10

Green Team Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

The health sector, whose mission is protecting and promoting health, makes a major contribution to the climate crisis—the greatest health threat of the 21st century—and therefore has an important role to play in resolving it. At U of U Health, the Environmental & Social Sustainability Initiative—also known as The Green Team—oversees institutional efforts to ensure we are pursuing every possible avenue to reduce our carbon emissions and educate new generations of caregivers committed to improving sustainability.

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