American Heart Association: Collaborative Sciences Award
RESEARCH
Dec 16, 2021

American Heart Association: Collaborative Sciences Award

To foster innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.... Read More

ADDF: Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program
RESEARCH
Dec 16, 2021

ADDF: Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation invites Letters of Intent for its Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development Program. According to ADDF, the RFP will support efforts to further develop and validate established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. It also prioritizes biomarkers with a defined context of use, a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to commercialization and/or clinical use.... Read More

Utah CTSI Stars TL1 Application Announcement
RESEARCH
Dec 16, 2021

Utah CTSI Stars TL1 Application Announcement

The Utah CTSI STARS TL1 Training Program welcomes applications from PhD and MD pre-doctoral and post-doctoral positions. 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

CTSA Inter-Institutional Pilot Project Award RFA
RESEARCH
Dec 16, 2021

CTSA Inter-Institutional Pilot Project Award RFA

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) of a number of universities, including the University of Utah Health, are soliciting applications from all faculty members—senior as well as junior investigators—for pilot projects that will exemplify the CTSA mission of developing clinical and translational research, to promote and support the “bench to bedside to community and practice and back” goal of the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS).... Read More

Fond Farewell to Vice President for Research, Andrew Weyrich
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

Fond Farewell to Vice President for Research, Andrew Weyrich

Many here at the U have voiced their congratulations and thanks to Dr. Weyrich for his years of service and leadership. We too, in health sciences research, would like to add our voice and express our deep gratitude for the leadership of Dr. Weyrich. ... Read More

Vitae 2021 | Research Stories
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Nov 15, 2021

Vitae 2021 | Research Stories

Join us for the 9th annual Vitae. We will be regaled by the stories of six rising faculty members. They'll share their journey of how they came to be focused on their respective areas of expertise and what their research promises for the future. ... Read More

3i Funding Opportunities
RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

3i Funding Opportunities

There are two opportunities in the realm of 3i that investigators and graduate students should be aware of. The first is our next round of Team Building Grants. The second opportunity is a call for applications for 3i Graduate Student Fellowships. ... Read More

R01 Writing Groups - June 2022 Submission
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

R01 Writing Groups - June 2022 Submission

Submitting a first successful R01 is a major challenge. The University's KL2 program, a part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is again organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to five NIH defined new investigators who are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions. The groups are not intended to replace grant writing courses or seminars, but, rather, to provide advice, mentoring and time management for the grant writing process. As such, prior participation in grant writing courses or seminars, formal or informal, is encouraged.... Read More

Research Incentive Seed Grant Program
RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

Research Incentive Seed Grant Program

This is a simple reminder that Research Incentive Seed Grant Program applications are due for all colleges on December 1. Tenure-line faculty and Career-line faculty who hold at least a .75 FTE appointment and are in residence at UU are eligible to apply. ... Read More

Funding Opportunity | Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

Funding Opportunity | Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. ... Read More

Funding Opportunity | American Lung Association: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award
RESEARCH
Nov 15, 2021

Funding Opportunity | American Lung Association

The American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) Allergic Respiratory Diseases Research Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support applicants who hold a primary faculty appointment in a clinical allergy and immunology division and who are conducting research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease. One of the goals of this collaboration is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers.... Read More

HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management
RESEARCH
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

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
RESEARCH
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

McKnight Foundation: Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards
RESEARCH
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

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award
RESEARCH
Oct 18, 2021

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2022 Clinical Scientist Development Award

The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with promise for sustained clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions to advance human health and their careers. For this program, DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type.... Read More

Global Innovation Fund: Innovative Impact Grants
RESEARCH
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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity
RESEARCH
Sep 17, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Innovative Research to Advance Racial EquityRobert Wood Johnson Foundation: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

Evidence for Action prioritizes research to evaluate specific interventions (e.g., policies, programs, practices) that have the potential to counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. Our focus on racial equity means we are concerned both with the direct impacts of structural racism on the health and well-being of people and communities of color (e.g., Black, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other races and ethnicities), as well as the ways in which racism intersects with other forms of marginalization, such as having low income, being an immigrant, having a disability, or identifying as LGBTQ+2 or a gender minority.... Read More

Research Mentor Training for Fall 2021
RESEARCH
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

Town Hall: Medical Research & Education Building
RESEARCH
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

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative
RESEARCH
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

American Nurses Foundation: Reimagining Nursing Initiative Pilot Program Awards
RESEARCH
Sep 17, 2021

American Nurses Foundation: Reimagining Nursing Initiative Pilot Program Awards

The American Nurses Foundation's Reimagining Nursing (RN) Initiative aims to elevate the nursing profession's capability to match future health demands by investing in opportunities for transformative change that lie at the intersection of education, regulation, and practice. To that end, the foundation is seeking grantees to pilot and evaluate bold new ideas and undertake this work in ways that enable others to replicate the pilot's success and accelerate widespread transformation in nursing.... Read More

Sara Salmon of the SVPHS Research Unit Named Staff Excellence Award Nominee
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Aug 16, 2021

Sara Salmon of the SVPHS Research Unit Named Staff Excellence Award Nominee

The SVPHS Research Unit is proud to join in celebrating Sara Salmon, Academic Program Manager, for being among the nominees for the University of Utah Health Staff Excellence Awards. There are a total of 15 nominees from the two districts within University of Utah Health—10 from Hospitals and Clinics and 5 from Health Academics. Sara Salmon is one of the district winners from Health Academics.... Read More

Updated Clinical Research Standard Operating Procedure Resources
RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

Updated Clinical Research Standard Operating Procedure Resources

The University Cross-Departmental Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Collaboration Group has worked in the past to establish a library of SOPs to serve as a resource to those conducting clinical research at the University of Utah. As time has gone on, this group has continued their excellent work by creating additional SOPs as they have become necessary and made updates to existing SOPs. We invite everyone to check out and bookmark these resources for continued reference and use.... Read More

Charles R. Rogers, PhD Among Winners of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

Charles R. Rogers, PhD Among Winners of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award

We are proud to celebrate with Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES, who was recently named among the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) winners of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health for 2021. The NMQF announcement wrote, “Annually, since 2016, NMQF has selected 40 minority health leaders under the age of 40 who have been leading the charge to better patient outcomes and build sustainable healthy communities. These leaders are clinicians, patient advocates, researchers and policy makers. Despite the unexpected trials in health care in 2021, these 40 leaders persevered in strengthening their communities and reducing health disparities.”... Read More

CTSI Translational and Clinical Studies Pilot Program
RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

CTSI Translational and Clinical Studies Pilot Program

The CTSI provides intramural awards to support the growth of interdisciplinary and investigator-initiated clinical and translational research across U Health’s broad range of scientific disciplines. It is expected that all research supported by CTSI pilot project awards will result in one or more publications in a peer-reviewed journal and will provide critical preliminary data to support extramural applications.... Read More

American Society of Regional Anesthesia: Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant
RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

American Society of Regional Anesthesia: Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant

ASRA is recognized as a leading organization in the advancement of the science and practice of pain medicine. The ASRA Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant aims to promote and facilitate high quality research in pain medicine. Results of such research will guide clinical practice for pain physicians and improve patient health care. This research is needed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pain interventions and treatments.... Read More

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose
RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

This RFP targets projects which can develop, adapt, explore, and/or evaluate promising evidence-based models of family- and community-based prevention for OUD and overdose. By family-based interventions, we are particularly interested in taking a holistic approach to the needs of every family member, recognizing that some may be in OUD treatment and/or recovery, while others would benefit from preventive measures.... Read More

“Cash for Clunkers” Freezer Trade-In Program
RESEARCH
Aug 13, 2021

“Cash for Clunkers” Freezer Trade-In Program

The SVPHS Research Unit, in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research, is again able to offer a freezer trade‐in program, intended to increase the efficiency and reliability of ‐80 freezers on campus. Program pricing has been negotiated with ThermoFisher to provide high‐efficiency freezers at the lowest possible cost to our programs. A $4,000 trade‐in rebate will be offered for all of campus. To be eligible to receive the rebate, programs must trade in an energy‐inefficient freezer at the time of purchase.... Read More

Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Receives State Funding
RESEARCH
Jul 20, 2021

Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Receives State Funding

We are pleased to share that the state of Utah approved a $500,000 annual, ongoing appropriation to support diabetes prevention and management through the University of Utah’s Driving Out Diabetes, A Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative. Driving Out Diabetes aims to reduce the burden of diabetes in Utah and the surrounding area through community outreach and education, innovations in clinical care, and scientific discovery.... Read More

New Safety Manager Available to Assist U of U Health Researchers
RESEARCH
Jul 20, 2021

New Safety Manager Available to Assist U of U Health Researchers

This is the fourth in a series of blogs about the Research Strategy, intended to communicate major priorities and goals. National distinction of University of Utah Health’s Research enterprise is critically important for faculty and trainee recruitment and engagement, competitiveness for federal and foundation funding, and philanthropic fundraising. As a leading academic medical center, we have the opportunity and obligation to produce transformative advances that change the way medicine is practiced. ... Read More

Research Strategy: National Distinction
RESEARCH
Jul 19, 2021

Research Strategy: National Distinction

This is the fourth in a series of blogs about the Research Strategy, intended to communicate major priorities and goals. National distinction of University of Utah Health’s Research enterprise is critically important for faculty and trainee recruitment and engagement, competitiveness for federal and foundation funding, and philanthropic fundraising. As a leading academic medical center, we have the opportunity and obligation to produce transformative advances that change the way medicine is practiced. ... Read More

Research Strategy: Translational Research
RESEARCH
Jul 19, 2021

Research Strategy: Translational Research

This is the third in a series of blogs about the Research Strategy, intended to communicate major priorities and goals. To learn more about the Research Strategy or to review the 2021 Action Plan, visit this website. Our robust research enterprise portfolio requires monitoring, balancing, and strategic planning to ensure that we are pursuing the optimal range of activities and supporting our researchers in translating discovery from bench-to-bedside and bedside-back-to-bench.... Read More

CCTS CCET Funding Opportunity Announcement: Community-Initiated Pilot Program
RESEARCH
Jul 14, 2021

CCTS CCET Funding Opportunity Announcement: Community-Initiated Pilot Program

Community-initiated translational research pilot projects that focus on community-identified health-related needs and involve collaborations between community organizations and researchers. It is expected that the research supported by each of these pilot awards will result in one or more publications and/or presentations, and will collect data that will be used to apply for funding from NIH or other funders to expand and continue the projects.... Read More

R01 Writing Groups: Call for Applications
RESEARCH
Jul 14, 2021

R01 Writing Groups

Submitting a first successful R01 is a major challenge. The University's KL2 program, a part of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, is again organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to five NIH defined new investigators who are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions. The groups are not intended to replace grant writing courses or seminars, but, rather, to provide advice, mentoring and time management for the grant writing process. As such, prior participation in grant writing courses or seminars, formal or informal, is encouraged.... Read More

CTSI Peer Grant Review Program Open to Accept Proposals
RESEARCH
Jul 14, 2021

CTSI Peer Grant Review Program

The Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 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 September 7th, 2021.... Read More

CTSI Partner Mentored Career Development Scholar Award
RESEARCH
Jun 28, 2021

CTSI Partner Mentored Career Development Scholar Award

The purpose of the CTSI Partner Mentored Career Development Scholar Award is to support the career development of junior faculty members who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on clinical or translational research in order to advance health. Early stage investigators with faculty appointments at Primary Children’s Hospital are eligible to apply.... Read More

CTSI Brings OnCore to Entire U of U Campus
RESEARCH
Jun 16, 2021

CTSI Brings OnCore to Entire U of U Campus

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute in conjunction with the Health Information Technology Services has embarked into a major implementation of new technology across our campus that will support researchers, research teams, and provide the infrastructure to manage compliance and administrative aspects of clinical trials.... Read More

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
RESEARCH
Jun 15, 2021

William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

The William T. Grant Foundation seeks studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. Some investigators will focus on the strategies, relationships, and other supports needed for policy and practice organizations to use research more routinely and constructively. Others may investigate structures and incentives within the research community to encourage deep engagement with decision makers. Still other researchers may examine activities that help findings inform policy ideas, shape practice responses, and improve systems.... Read More

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Young Investigator Award Program
RESEARCH
Jun 15, 2021

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Young Investigator Award Program

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.... Read More

2022 VPCAT Cohort Research Scholars Program
RESEARCH
Jun 15, 2021

2022 VPCAT Cohort Research Scholars Program

The Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program is requesting applications from junior faculty committed to careers in clinical or translational research to apply for the 2022 Cohort of the Vice President’s Clinical and Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program.... Read More

Wes Sundquist, PhD, Named to First Class of ASBMB Fellows
RESEARCH
May 20, 2021

Wes Sundquist, PhD, Named to First Class of ASBMB Fellows

Wes Sundquist, PhD, was named as part of the first class of fellows with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). ASBMB wrote of the honor, "Selection as a Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is an honor bestowed on our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance the molecular life sciences through sustained outstanding accomplishments in areas such as scientific research, education, mentorship, commitment to diversity and service to the society and scientific community."... Read More

U2M2-REACH (Research Excellence ACross UofU Health) Mentoring Program
RESEARCH
May 19, 2021

U2M2-REACH (Research Excellence ACross UofU Health) Mentoring Program

The goal of this Program is to provide structured mentorship to UofU Health Sciences faculty with a current R01 or equivalent grant, in order to assist them in securing their second R01 or equivalent grant. Mentees need to be nominated by their home Department/Unit. Faculty from groups under-represented in science are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are due July 1, 2021.... Read More

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award
RESEARCH
May 19, 2021

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

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. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).... Read More

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Imaging Scientists Program Awards
RESEARCH
May 19, 2021

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Imaging Scientists Program Awards

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) seeks to support the work of up to 15 Imaging Scientists who will work at the interface of biology, microscopy hardware, and imaging software at imaging core facilities across the world. “Imaging Scientists” might be engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, or biologists who have focused on technology development in either light or electron microscopy, medical imaging, or data analysis fields.... Read More

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) Grants
RESEARCH
May 19, 2021

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) Grants

The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect.... Read More

Benning Society Lecture Series: The Viruses of Our Lives: Pandemics Past, Present, and Future
RESEARCH
Apr 21, 2021

Benning Society Lecture Series: The Viruses of Our Lives: Pandemics Past, Present, and Future

The Benning Society is pleased to announce a special virtual lecture featuring Associate Professor of Human Genetics and 2020 MacArthur Fellow Nels Elde, PhD, on Wednesday, April 28 at 4 pm. Dr. Elde is an evolutionary geneticist who investigates how viruses drive changes in evolution over millennia. As organisms evolve to fend off microbial attacks, other substantive changes can take place as a result. How do such small shifts influence the larger paths of evolution? Can we learn from them to develop new interventions and treatments?... Read More

AHA: Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension
RESEARCH
Apr 20, 2021

AHA: Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension

The American Heart Association seeks to provide a mechanism to advance the science of prevention of hypertension, with a focus on health equity. The Health Equity Research Network on Prevention of Hypertension is envisioned as a single network that encompasses multiple projects. An overall project plan will be developed by self-identified sites and submitted to the AHA as a coordinated submission.... Read More

Call for Applications – R01 Writing Groups – June 2021 Submission
RESEARCH
Apr 20, 2021

Call for Applications – R01 Writing Groups – June 2021 Submission

Submitting a first successful R01 is a major challenge. The University's KL2 program, a part of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, is again organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to five NIH defined new investigators who are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions.... Read More

The Paul Shurtleff Hatch and Heidi Hatch Ford Scholar Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research
RESEARCH
Apr 20, 2021

The Paul Shurtleff Hatch and Heidi Hatch Ford Scholar Award for Type 1 Diabetes Research

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Hatch Family Scholar Award Competition for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Utah. The purpose of this award is to honor the Hatch family by rewarding a junior research scientist that is conducting research in the field of Type 1 Diabetes. A minimum prize of $1000 will be awarded. Prizes are subject to federal tax regulations.... Read More

Shraddha Nayak Featured in NIH's Spring Edition of Pathways
RECOGNITION
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

2021 Utah Genome Project Call for Pilot Projects
RESEARCH
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

Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
RESEARCH
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

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

CCTS Peer Grant Review
RESEARCH
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

Simons Foundation: 2021 Collaboration on the Global Brain Pilot Awards
RESEARCH
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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
RESEARCH
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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
RESEARCH
Feb 17, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Achieving racial equity and health equity in American communities requires effective solutions to the "wrong-pocket problem": we invest in systems that are designed to improve social and economic conditions—such as housing, transportation, education, income, and employment assistance; child and family supports; and legal and criminal justice services—but the financial benefits of these often flow elsewhere, in reduced costs for medical care from diseases and injuries prevented.... Read More

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Young Investigator Grant
RESEARCH
Feb 17, 2021

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Young Investigator Grant

The BBRF Young Investigator Grant program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators. All research must be relevant to our understanding, treatment and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as: schizophrenia; bipolar; mood and anxiety disorders; or early onset brain and behavior disorders.... Read More

Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
RESEARCH
Feb 17, 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

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

Research Mentor Training for Spring 2021 Open for Registration
EDUCATION
Feb 16, 2021

Research Mentor Training for Spring 2021 Open for Registration

Research Mentor Training is a 6-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

CTSA Inter‐Institutional Pilot Project Award
RESEARCH
Jan 19, 2021

CTSA Inter‐Institutional Pilot Project Award

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC), University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), University of Kentucky, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), University of Iowa and the University of Utah Health are soliciting applications from all faculty members.... Read More

L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship
RESEARCH
Jan 19, 2021

L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 85 postdoctoral women scientists over $4 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.... Read More

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children
RESEARCH
Jan 19, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children

Research shows that the earliest years of life are a critical period of human development. Young children’s earliest relationships and experiences have a strong influence on brain development and future health and well-being (Harvard University Center on the Developing Child 2016). Young children’s foundational relationships and experiences occur in the context of families and communities.... Read More

Research Strategy: People
RESEARCH
Jan 15, 2021

Research Strategy: People

This is the second in a series of blogs about the Research Strategy Refresh, intended to communicate major priorities and goals. At University of Utah Health, we truly believe that our people are our greatest assets. We seek to provide outstanding research training that is multidisciplinary and innovative and that prepares our diverse cadre of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees to become successful scientists in a rapidly evolving and complex research enterprise. And importantly, we are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community of trainees, staff, and faculty in order to broaden our scope of biomedical inquiry. ... Read More

Research Strategy Refresh: An Overview
RESEARCH
Jan 15, 2021

Research Strategy Refresh: An Overview

This is the first in a series of blogs about the Research Strategy Refresh, intended to communicate major priorities and goals. The central goal of our research efforts is to improve human health by advancing knowledge and transforming clinical practice. Broadly, our strategic planning efforts are focused in six areas.... Read More

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