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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U of U Health Sciences Researchers Among Faculty Awardees
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May 11, 2022

U of U Health Sciences Researchers Among Faculty Awardees

The University of Utah awards select faculty members on an annual basis for exceptional work in teaching, research mentorship and service. As the U recently announced the 2022 awardees, we want to call particular attention faculty members who are part of our health sciences research community.... Read More

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Health Sciences Graduate Student Fellowship Program
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May 10, 2022

Health Sciences Graduate Student Fellowship Program

This program was developed at the recommendation of the Research Training & Career Development Committee (RTRAC) and with input from the Basic Science Working Group, Clinical-department Research Working Group, Health Sciences Deans, and the Vice Dean for Finance. It follows the structure of incentive programs at peer institutions and is intended to maximize success in research education for students, faculty, and departments/colleges by incentivizing the submission of competitive individual fellowship proposals.... Read More

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Genentech Foundation: Grants for Health Equity and Diversity in STEM
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May 10, 2022

Genentech Foundation: Grants for Health Equity and Diversity in STEM

Genentech and Genentech Foundation are inviting proposals for the 2022 Health Equity and Diversity in STEM Innovation Fund, a biennial, competitive process focused on funding organizations and initiatives led by people of color. The fund seeks proposals to support the major priorities of health equity and workforce diversity through three main aims.... Read More

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UTAH DRC Collaborative Pilot & Feasibility Awards
research
May 10, 2022

UTAH DRC Collaborative Pilot & Feasibility Awards

Pilot & Feasibility Awards through an ongoing collaborative program with the University of Utah starting 12/1/22, pending competitive renewal of NIDDK funding in 2022. The contact Principal Investigator of this program at University of Utah is Dr. Scott Summers. The goal of this program is to develop preliminary data leading to the submission of new applications for independent (NIH, JDRF, or ADA) research grants.... Read More

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RFA: Sequencing Projects through Center for Genomic Medicine & ARUP
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Apr 15, 2022

RFA: Sequencing Projects through Center for Genomic Medicine & ARUP

Through a collaboration with ARUP, the Center for Genomic Medicine has funding available to support sequencing projects through ARUP’s new next-generation sequencing facility. For this RFA, we invite both research- and clinically-focused applications that have strong potential to lead to a genetic discovery or clinical diagnosis, respectively.... Read More

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CTSI Peer Grant Review Program Accepting Research Proposals
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Apr 15, 2022

CTSI Peer Grant Review Program Accepting Research Proposals

The Utah CTSI STARS TL1 Training Program welcomes applications for a PhD post-doctoral position. The Utah CTSI STARS Program provides pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities in translational research across 3 spheres of emphasis (Discovery, Demonstration, and Dissemination) that together define our STARS, or Spheres of Translation Across the Research Spectrum.... 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