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Message from the Associate Vice President for Research

Promote Discovery, Innovation, & Methods of Enhancing Translation to Advance Health and Wellness

Rachel Hess, MD, MS

Associate Vice President for Research

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The biomedical community is making major scientific advances at the discovery bench, and due to advances in technology, are poised to make even more discoveries in a broad range of areas ranging from understanding the genetic basis of rare or complex chronic diseases to learning the complex web of socio-economic and environmental factors which influence health and disease. 

At U of U Health, we are blessed with a community of researchers who are passionate about improving human health. Our work environment is conducive to the collaboration and team work required to understand basic mechanisms of disease, and to improve methods of translating scientific discoveries to favorably impacting patients’ lives in efficient and effective manner.

I am optimistic for the opportunities the next chapter may bring and grateful for the opportunity to support the efforts of those focused on furthering the pursuit of research excellence at U of U Health.