Strategy

Learn more about the Research Strategy, a transformative plan developed to guide us to 2025.

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coronavirus research guidance

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 on the University of Utah campus, we are committed to reassessing and following thoughtful guidelines for operation. Press Learn More to see the Central Research Operations Guidance for Research Planning and Continuity.

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UCTSI Advances Efforts to Translate Discoveries to Impact Human Health

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COVID-19 Research Support

University of Utah Invests $1.3 Million in COVID-19 Research.

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Advancing Medicine & Science

The Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit serves the University of Utah health sciences community in pursuit of discovery and innovation that advances medicine and science. The office seeks to strengthen all departments and colleges within the University of Utah health sciences by assisting in:

  • research strategic planning,
  • decision support,
  • goal setting,
  • administrative and programmatic expertise, and
  • program development.

The research unit’s major functions include institutional goal setting, oversight of graduate programs, the summer medical research program, training grant proposal support, financial modeling, pre-award support for basic science departments, research space management, new program development, and execution of the Health Sciences’ Research Strategic Initiatives.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
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Oct 18, 2021

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program

This program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. It does not support research based primarily on existing techniques. The Endowment Fund is especially interested in how technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism.... Read More

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McKnight Foundation: Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards
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Oct 18, 2021

McKnight Foundation: Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards

This program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences. It does not support research based primarily on existing techniques. The Endowment Fund is especially interested in how technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism.... Read More

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Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants
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Oct 18, 2021

Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants

The Global Innovation Fund invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling up of new products, services, business process, or policy reforms that are more cost-effective than current practice and targeted at improving the lives of the world's poorest people.... Read More

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HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management
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Oct 18, 2021

HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications to accelerate development, testing and implementation of evidence-based interventions to mitigate disparities in provision of care and treatment decisions, reduce susceptibility to chronic pain and improve patient outcomes. ... Read More

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Town Hall: Medical Research & Education Building
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Sep 17, 2021

Town Hall: Medical Research & Education Building

In preparation for a new School of Medicine building, the Medical Research & Education Building will be demolished. Join us for a town hall to discuss this project, how it will impact the surrounding area, and what the future holds for these Campus Transformation efforts.... Read More

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Research Mentor Training for Fall 2021
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Sep 17, 2021

Research Mentor Training for Fall 2021

Research Mentor Training is a 9-hour, process-based training designed to help research mentors maximize the effectiveness of their mentoring relationships. It does this by providing mentors with an intellectual framework for mentoring, an opportunity to experiment with various mentoring methods, and a forum in which to solve mentoring dilemmas with the help of their peers.... Read More

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative
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Sep 17, 2021

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative

Burroughs Wellcome Fund seeks to expand the scope of this award mechanism to capture these and other pregnancy outcomes as we believe they will be mutually informative and accelerate discovery. Each award will continue to provide up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year). The initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas is particularly encouraged.... Read More

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Message from the Associate Vice President for Research

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Will Dere
Associate Vice President for Research

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Contact Us

Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit

University of Utah Skaggs Hall
30 S 2000 E Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-0851