Academics & Research

UCEER

Funded Grant Projects

The National Human Genome Research Institute provided $3,884,919 for UCEER for the project period of May 2016 to April 2020.  A limited competition renewal for a second 4-year project period through May 2024 has been funded for an additional $3,965,000.

In addition, Drs. Botkin and Tabery (MPI) received funds through an R25 Diversity Action Plan (DAP) for GURU: Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers of UCEER.  The award from NHGRI was for $540,000 with a project period of 4/1/18-03/31/23. The DAP is for a program that will equip students with disabilities with mentoring, research, and curricular resources that facilitate their advancement towards becoming members of the ELSI community of scholars.  

1RM1HG009037             Botkin (PI)                  04/01/2020-03/31/2024                 

NIH/NHGRI                                                   

Utah Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implication Research (UCEER)

The University of Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI research explores issues relevant to population testing and screening for genetic conditions in the healthcare of women and children, as well as ELSI issues arising from testing and screening in the broader family context and responses to disabilities identified through genetic technologies. The Center supports cores in research, education and career advancement, and administration.

1RM1HG009037-01.       Botkin (PI)                   04/01/16-03/31/20

NIH/NHGRI

Utah Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implication Research (UCEER)

The University of Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER) focuses primarily on issues relevant to population screening for genetic conditions in the healthcare of women and children. The specific focus is ELSI issues in prenatal screening, carrier screening and newborn screening.

1R25HG010020-01         Botkin/Tabery (Co-PI)              4/1/18-03/31/23 
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)  $540,000

GURU: Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers of UCEER                                                
The GURU DAP is to create a program that will equip students with disabilities with mentoring, research, and curricular resources that facilitate their advancement towards becoming members of the ELSI community of scholars. 

NEA #1856078              Cheek-O'Donnell (PI)               9/1/2019-1/31/2021

National Endowment for the Arts         $78,481 (Direct Costs)

Development of an educational intervention (CRiTICS) for providers’ communication of a positive prenatal genetic screening result.