Skip to content

Main Navigation

News & Events

 The majority of Fall 2020 Events will be held via Zoom. Contact the appropriate office to RSVP and receive link.

PLEASE SEE COVID-19 CENTRAL FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

 Connect with Us! 

Announcements

Sunday, September 27 to Sunday, October 11 – Online only classes, be aware traffic restrictions possible 10/6 & 7 for the debate.

Research activities are not prohibited during the circuit breaker. Please remember that physical presence on campus should remain limited under Orange research alert levels and remote work is highly encouraged when possible, particularly Oct 6-7.

The University of Utah Women in Health, Medicine & Science (WiHMS) group invites you to apply for a position on the WiHMS Steering Committee representing the School of Medicine. WiHMS is an organization dedicated to promoting the careers of women faculty on the health sciences campus. The WiHMS Steering Committee consists of faculty from each health science unit and serves to advise WiHMS on the needs, concerns, and successes of the women faculty in each unit. WiHMS has been doing some great work, and we need your help to keep things going!

 

If you are interested in applying, you can find our online application here. Attached you will find a summary of the responsibilities of the Steering Committee Members. If you have any questions, please email wihms@hsc.utah.edu

 

Applications are due on September 21, 2020.

Dear MB, BC, NP, and MD/PhD Communities,

As Program Directors, we are writing to express our horror at George Floyd’s murder and the countless other acts of violence and discrimination against communities of color. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where all students can realize their full potential no matter their race or background. Our Programs are dedicated to recruiting students that reflect our country’s diversity, but realize that there is still much work to do within and outside of the University. We strongly support the struggle for equality and the sentiments expressed by the U., our SACNAS chapter, and ASBMB (see links below). We encourage you to support these efforts with your time and resources (e.g., following our lead by donating to SACNAS or one of the many other organizations engaged in this struggle - see below). We are also always eager for your ideas on how we can do better.

 

Be well and stay safe,

Janis (MB), Michael (BC & MD/PhD), and David (NP)

 

 

Fall 2020 Events

August 2020

Bioscience

INCOMING STUDENT ORIENTATION 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Kincannon
WILL KINCANNON
PHD THESIS DEFENSE

Group advisor Dr. Vahe Bandarian

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Contact Jolanda I Vallejo for Zoom Link

Bioscience

ANNUAL STUDENT RETREAT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020

students

 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fall 2020 

SACNAS
SACNAS WELCOME BACK PICNIC! (SOCIALLY DISTANCED) 

 When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Where:  Zoom!

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS & PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

“Career Pathways in the Pharmaceutical Industry: What you Don’t Necessarily Learn in Graduate School"

Kevin Warner, Ph.D.
Vice President
Pharmaceutical Development
 
Alucent Biomedical, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Monday, August 31, 2020

LGBTQ+ STEM

LGBTQ+ STEM INTEREST GROUP
Welcome meeting and literature discussion - feminist interpretation of infinity
 

To read the paper before the meeting, find the link: TheRogLab.org/LGBTQ

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

September 2020 

Human GeneticsHUMAN GENETICS SEMINAR SERIES 

“Regulation of human skeletal morphology and disease”

Terence Capellini, Ph.D.

Richard B. Wolf
Associate Professor Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Associate Member
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Neuro
THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
TUESDAYS at 4:00 PM
 

"Comparative neurobiology of vocal communication"

Michael A. Long, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Associate Professor
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Osby

 SACNAS PRESENTS: THE BEING BLACK IN ACADEMIA SERIES
Krystle Osby
PhD candidate, Gertz Lab
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE 2020-2021 LECTURE SERIES

“Hippocampal neurogenesis and forgetting”

 Paul Frankland, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Department of Physiology
 

Tuesday September 15 at 4:00 PM

Marriott

 MARRIOTT LIBRARY VIRTUAL GRADUATE SOCIAL
 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM
 
Please complete the form below to register for the Fall 2020 Graduate Student Social. This year the event will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16, from noon to 1pm (Mountain Time). Everyone is welcome regardless of location! A confirmation email will be sent before the event with instructions to attend.
 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF ON ZOOM
Presented by the School of Business 
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 

We have all been spending a lot of time on Zoom. Get more from your next meeting by attending this workshop on presenting yourself on virtual platforms.

We'll be joined by an expert. Bring your questions!

 

NSF-GRFP

 NSF–GRFP VIRTUAL PEER PANEL
 Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The Graduate School & the Office of Fellowships and Benefits are excited to announce a virtual workshop for students preparing applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Students attending this event will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current NSF GRFP recipients regarding the best strategies for putting together award-winning applications. Registration is required for Zoom information
 

HCI

Huntsman Cancer Institute

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Computational modeling and simulations of adhesion receptors
 
Tamara Bidone, PhD
University of Utah
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Kosuri 
 THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

“Engineering Biology to Understand it”

Sri Kosuri, Ph.D.
CEO, Octant
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of California, Los Angeles
 

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Info

Division of Public Health

Information Sessions  

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
 


October 2020

Synapse
Synapse Interest Group 

"Influence of prefrontal cortex on visual cortical representation"

The Noudoost Lab
Dr. Isabel Vanegas
Prof. Behrad Noudoost
 

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Neuro
THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
 

"How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?"

Cagla Eroglu, PhD
Duke University
Associate Professor
 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 

Bioscience

ANNUAL BIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

HCI

University of Utah health  
Reverse Pitch Night hosted via Zoom
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Nadya Dimitrova, PhD
Yale University
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE 2020-2021 LECTURE SERIES
“Deconstructing powerful psychotropic drugs to make better medicine: Science at the border of anesthesiology and psychiatry” 
  
Boris Heifets, M.D., Ph.D. 
Stanford University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain 
 

Tuesday October 20, 2020 4:00 PM

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
 

Career Day

2020 BIOSCIENCE CAREER DAY 

 Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Hideo Watanabe, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020


November 2020

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Silvio Gutkind, PhD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM -12:30 PM
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 

December 2020

 

 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 J. William Harbour, MD

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

 

Spring 2021 EVENTS

 

January 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Fiona Watt, FRS, FMedSci
King’s College London
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 
Owen N. Witte, MD
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

 

February 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 
 
Colleen McBride, PhD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Nabeel M. El-Bardeesy, PhD
Harvard Medical School
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 

March 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 
Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
 
Heather Brandt, PhD
St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s Research Hospital
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 

 

 

Last Updated: 9/25/20