Academics & Research

December 2020

Dec

22

Leading A New Era In Internal Medicine

Physician-scientist John Inadomi, MD, shares his vision and priorities as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and what influenced his decision to join University of Utah Health. Inadomi strives to embody and display integrity, fairness, consistency, and transparency in every decision he makes for the department. Working with faculty, staff, and trainees, he looks forward to seeing his vision realized as they develop a strategic plan for the future.

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Dec

22

COVID-19 Weekly Update, December 22, 2020

The number of Utahns testing positive for coronavirus currently appears to be stabilizing. Thanks to your vigilant efforts to continue masking, washing hands frequently, keeping physical distance, and staying home when sick, we are beginning to see a decrease in people who are being hospitalized or dying of COVID-19. Hopefully these trends continue through the holidays and beyond.

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Dec

21

School of Dentistry: 2020 Year in Review

Despite a pandemic, the School of Dentistry kept clinics operating, enabling students to continue learning, and allowing us to serve patients, many of whom are from underserved areas of the state. Expansion at Dixie State Clinic and assuming responsibility for two new clinics marked an exciting 2020.

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Dec

21

College of Health: 2020 Year in Review

Moving classes online, our first graduates from a new PhD program, expanding physical therapy to Southern Utah, continuing research growth, and tremendous community partnerships were all part of a busy 2020 that challenged us on many fronts.

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Dec

21

College of Pharmacy: 2020 Year in Review

A rise in in the rankings, growth in our research enterprise, launching a Therapeutics Accelerator Hub, and saying goodbye to a distinguished faculty member were all milestones of 2020 for the College of Pharmacy. It was a year of unexpected twists and turns.

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Dec

21

College of Nursing: 2020 Year in Review

Appropriately named the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife—before the pandemic—2020 was a year to showcase who nurses are and what they contribute to health care around the world. It was a year of growth in so many different ways.

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Dec

21

Eccles Health Sciences Library: 2020 Year in Review

Library services continued through 2020, in spite of lockdowns and many classes moving online for the COVID-19 pandemic. We also launched two new scholarly journals, provided access to new resources, and trained more researchers than ever before.

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Dec

18

Reflections from 2020 AAMC Annual Meeting

The first-ever virtual AAMC Annual Meeting did not disappoint. It was a truly inspiring experience with discussions around health inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, how academic medical institutions confront and attempt to dismantle systemic anti-Black racism, and an historic decision by AAMC to eliminate systemic racism in medicine.

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Dec

17

Benning Society Expands Research Innovation

The H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowment is one of the most powerful examples of philanthropy driving innovation at the University of Utah. This year was marked by impressive achievements from our Benning Medical Society chairs and the creation of three additional chairs to be awarded in 2021.

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