We are pleased to announce a new Rising Stars in Health Sciences Research program at the University of Utah. Rising Stars in Health Sciences Research is a transdisciplinary collaboration across the School of Medicine that seeks to identify and promote the work of up-and-coming researchers in Health Sciences. In addition to exposing our faculty to some of the best and brightest new scholars, the program is also an opportunity to showcase our institution and departments to diverse and accomplished Health Sciences researchers across the country.
Rising Stars scholars will give a Zoom-based seminar and will meet individually with relevant faculty and trainees. All scholars will receive a stipend in appreciation of their time and effort.
Who can be nominated?
The program is open to people from all backgrounds, but priority will be given to scholars from groups that are under-represented in the Health Sciences. Invited “Rising Stars” could be post-doctoral scholars, clinical trainees and early-stage faculty.
How to Nominate a Rising Star
Any faculty member in the Department of Surgery can nominate a “Rising Star” for consideration. A small committee within the department will review the CV or relevant biosketch of the nominee. If the candidate is approved, we will work with the nominating faculty to invite the “Rising Star” to present his or her work. Avenues for presentation could be Department Grand Rounds, Division Grand Rounds, Research Symposia, etc.
Department of Surgery Representative to Rising Stars Committee