Affiliated Research Programs
One of the major strengths of the University of Utah is a robust and diverse research community. Collaboration has created a close community of faculty and students, a community invested in student success. Multiple programs and departments are affiliated with the Bioscience PhD Programs through this collaborative environment as well as several certificate programs graduate students can complete during their training.
Summer Programs in Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
SPUR provides undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. SPUR emphasizes a cohort experience with other SPUR participants.
Research opportunities are available in a variety of disciplines. No previous college coursework or previous research experience is required.
Megan Shannahan, Office of Undergraduate Research
Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) Internship
"The Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship at the University of
Utah, offers a ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduate students interested
in genomics research, bioinformatics and biosciences. The paid internship provides
students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship,
professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology."
Gloria Slattum, PhD, Program Coordinator
Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (III) Initiative
The Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (III) Initiative at University of Utah Health was formally established in 2017 on the premise that a better understanding of the three "I"s will fundamentally change the way we think about disease.
Nicole Frank, PhD, MSTP, Associate Director, III Initiative
School of Biological Sciences - Molecular, Cellular and Evolutionary Biology
The MCEB program focuses on how complex biological systems emerge from molecules, cells and genes – the fundamental units of life. Fields strongly represented within MCEB are molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, Mendelian and quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology and biological diversity, biochemistry, neurobiology, and microbiology.
Shannon Nielsen, Graduate Program Coordinator
Biomedical Informatics, Ph.D.
The mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is to improve health outcomes through information systems (including health, economic, and satisfaction results for consumers and providers) in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare and public health systems.
Barbara Saffel, Academic Program Manager
Genome Sciences Program
Genome Sciences Program Certificate
The goal of the Genome Sciences (GS) Program is to train the next generation of investigators to integrate genomics with biological and clinical research. Genome sciences merges functional genomics and translational biology to investigate biological systems at all levels of complexity.
Professional Masters of Science and Technology - Biotechnology Track
Understanding biochemical, genetic, and molecular aspects of biotechnology is paramount in guiding the future of the industry. Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field with opportunities in a wide range of industries including healthcare, pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, and consumer products.
The Certificate Program allows students to gain a broad background in core Informatics issues, as well as more specialized knowledge in sub-domains such as bioinformatics, public health informatics, clinical information systems and medical imaging. Individual programs of study allow for further specialization and development of knowledge in related fields.
Nutrition and Integrated Physiology
The rigorous program trains research scientists and academic scholars on the fundamentals of translational bioscience, enabling them to take research findings from bench-to-bedside.
The Med-into-Grad program at the University of Utah provides didactic coursework and
clinical mentoring to PhD students and leads to the MSCI (Masters of Clinical Investigation).
Med-into-Grad activities and mentoring are integrated seamlessly with department-based requirements in order to provide comprehensive medical science education that will assist pre-doctoral students at each step of their graduate work, from classroom studies and thesis research, to developing long-term lines of investigation with an eye to translation and relevance to human disease.
Students should be a current PhD graduate student in the Colleges of Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, or Engineering, or the School of Medicine. They must have completed their first year of graduate school, have identified their thesis mentor, and have a strong interest in pursuing translational research during and following graduate school.
Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
Kellie Brown, email@example.com