The University of Utah Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social (ELSI) Issues in Genetic Research (UCEER) is accepting applications for seed grants from students and scholars from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds including University of Utah graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. The seed grant program supports small, well-defined projects from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds that focus on ethical, legal, and social issues relevant to human genetics. ... Read More
The University of Utah has a strong tradition in human genetics and ELSI research. Our NIH grant is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary center for research and teaching in ELSI issues. The University of Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) focuses primarily on issues relevant to population screening for genetic conditions in the health care of women and children.
Our annual UCEER Research Core Meeting will be held on February 2nd, Friday, 2018. We will be holding the meeting close to campus, at Red Butte Garden, Orangerie. Our collaborators, research assistants and project PI's will be joining us. We are planning to have panel discussions about all the research projects and topics we are currently involved in. Please hold the date. Our agenda are here: ... Read More
"GOD AND HUMAN SUFFERING: CONVERSATIONS ON 21ST CENTURY GENETICS AND OUR SHARED FUTURE" Join us for presentations and conversations in Salt Lake City October 6-7, 2017, as we engage in a multi-disciplinary exploration of these and other questions facing us today. What is our shared mission as people of science, ethics, and faith? What is the role of recent dialogue regarding germ-line editing and in the development of regulations that both promote the alleviation of suffering, and protect the inherent diversity of our planet? Bring your perspectives and experiences to share with other thoughtful people in this unique opportunity to listen, share, network, and collaborate.... Read More
Our first annual UCEER Collaboratory meeting will be held August 3, 2017. We will be holding the meeting close to campus, in the Monson Center. Our internal and external Advisors will be joining us. We are planning to have all the pilot projects present at the meeting. Please hold the date. We are also having a barbeque dinner together in the patio of hotel Marriott. Our agenda are here: ... Read More
NIH is planning to limit the number of awards and dollars any one researcher can receive. This will probably only affect the top 6% of researchers. ... Read More
UCEER mentored RA Robert Layne has been awarded OHEI Student Research Grant Award!!! Congratulations! The Office of Health Equity and Inclusion has offer to support his dissertation research project in collaboration with the UCEER.... Read More