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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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Shraddha Nayak Featured in NIH's Spring Edition of Pathways
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Mar 16, 2021

Shraddha Nayak Featured in NIH's Spring Edition of Pathways

Shraddha Nayak, PhD and member of the Animation Lab in the University of Utah's Department of Biochemistry is to be featured in the National Institute of Health's Spring edition of Pathways. Pathways is a collaboration between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc., that provides a collection of free educational resources about basic biomedical science and research careers.... Read More

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2021 Utah Genome Project Call for Pilot Projects
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Mar 16, 2021

2021 Utah Genome Project Call for Pilot Projects

The mission of Utah Genome Project is to investigate the genetic basis of human disease through sequencing (DNA, RNA, other) of Utah families to discover, understand, prevent and treat challenging medical conditions. The goals of Utah Genome Project are to build infrastructure and best-practice standards and make this available to Utah clinicians and researchers to promote genomic discovery, discover novel disease-causing genes and pathways to improve diagnosis, testing and treatment of human disease.... Read More

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Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
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Mar 15, 2021

Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

HEI has established the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to provide funding for outstanding investigators who are beginning independent research. By providing financial support for investigators at this early point in their careers, HEI hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution.... Read More

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
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Mar 15, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) is a three-year national leadership development program that aims to foster and support new interdisciplinary, action-oriented research collaborations. Achieving health equity—especially for communities of color, those in low socioeconomic positions, and Native populations—is a core value of the program. ... Read More

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Foundation for Women’s Wellness: Women’s Health Research Grants
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Mar 15, 2021

Foundation for Women’s Wellness: Women’s Health Research Grants

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 FWW Research Awards program, which will award grants of up to $25,000 to small, short-term studies with the potential to improve medical care in leading women’s health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, female cancers, the role of hormones in disease, and stage-of-life health issues such as pregnancy and menopause, as well as diseases disproportionately affecting women.... Read More

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Simons Foundation: 2021 Collaboration on the Global Brain Pilot Awards
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Mar 15, 2021

Simons Foundation: 2021 Collaboration on the Global Brain Pilot Awards

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) aims to expand our understanding of the role of internal brain processes in the arc from sensation to action, thereby discovering the nature, role and mechanisms of the neural activity that produces cognition. To this end, we solicit applications for SCGB pilot awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research.... Read More

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CCTS Peer Grant Review
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Mar 15, 2021

CCTS Peer Grant Review

The Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting research proposals for pre-submission peer review. The program accepts proposals from investigators conducting research at any point along the translational science spectrum aiming to improve the health of individuals and the public. Please limit one proposal submission per investigator to the PGR. NIH review criteria will be used to score each submission. Formal reviews will be returned to the investigator by May 3, 2021.... Read More

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award
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Feb 17, 2021

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. With the understanding that diversity in the scientific workforce is an important element for the goal of advancing autism science, SFARI announces a new program that will provide supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level.... 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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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