Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program of the CIHD is designed to foster sharing of ideas and research strategies, and to educate the broader academic community concerning research in hematologic and iron linked disorders (Enrichment Srategies). Established investigators, junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students will interact through core workshops, symposia such as invited guest seminars.


Information on all educational activities, research in progress presentations and public information coordinating these activities, will be disseminated via website announcements with links to detailed information.  Direct email announcements will be sent to CIHD participating faculty, junior faculty and lab members (postdoctoral fellow and students).  These enrichment activities will provide the backbone of technologic expertise to utilize the cores and provide for career advancement.  An enrichment activities calendar will be posted on the University of Utah CIHD website along with links to the University of Utah Core website as the calendar is developed.


The laboratories of established investigators and core facilities within the CIHD will be open to any participating scientist who wishes to learn new methods offered by these entities.  Interested individuals, whose research focus meets those of the CIHD, will coordinate with the host P.I. or core facility director in the CIHD for proposed training.


Diane M. Ward, Director of Enrichment CIHD University of Utah

Associate Professor

University of Utah School of Medicine 5B310

Department of Pathology

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Ph 801-581-4967

Email diane.mcveyward@path.utah.edu


Iryna Wiley, Administrative Assistant

Office phone: 801-213-2936

email  iryna.wiley@cores.utah.edu



Terra Curley, Website Manager

Office phone: 801-213-2926

email  tcurley@cores.utah.edu



Medlock 10-11-23

Symposia, Workshops, Core Updates

How to Succeed in Academia

Grant Writing, Lab Management, Publishing

REd Grant Writing Opportunities

Grant Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program: This workshop will detail the specific needs of career proposals and discuss the institutional resources available to support education and assessment plans…

Grant Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Program: This workshop will detail the specific needs of career proposals and discuss the institutional resources available to support education and assessment plans…

Grant Writing Consultation: The National Science Foundation (NSF): These Grant Writing Consultations are held the 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am – 12:00pm via Zoom. They are designed to be 60-minute discussions and are open for researchers and investigators…

If you have any questions, Please contact us at researcheducation@utah.edu

The Office of Research Education (REd) provides “comprehensive training and learning opportunities and resources for faculty, students and staff engaged in responsible conduct of research at the University of Utah.”


Journal Clubs, Hem/Metals interest Group Schedule, Medical Student Lectures, MD/PhD and Medical Student Summer Research


As a top-tier research institution, the University of Utah is a national leader in research excellence, innovation and discovery. A common misconception is that research is primarily for graduate students, but undergraduate students at the U are employed as researchers and research assistants all over campus. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) helps students get involved, celebrates their work and provides opportunities for undergraduates to present their research to the community.

Next month, the OUR will host both the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award ceremony and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.




Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award ceremony  

The OUR introduced the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award (OURA) in 2015. Each year, the office recognizes one undergraduate researcher from each college/school with the award. Partnering colleges/schools are responsible for selecting the awardee.

The 2022 OURA winners will be honored during a ceremony on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. To encourage public health and safety, the ceremony will be live-streamed and in-person attendees are limited to invitation only and the event will be mask-friendly.

The 2022 awardees will be posted here.

Also acknowledged during the ceremony are the Office of Undergraduate Researcher 2021-2022 scholars of the Dee Scholarship, Francis Family Scholarship and the Parent Fund Scholarship.

The John A. and Irene F. Francis Endowment Fund was established by John A. Francis in memory of his wife, Irene F. Francis, and to acknowledge the work of his son, John G. Francis, professor of political science at the University of Utah. The Francis Endowment Fund recognizes outstanding undergraduate researchers in the arts, social sciences and humanities.

The Dee Scholarship recognizes undergraduate researchers whose research contributes to the well-being of residents in northern Utah. The Lawrence T. Dee and Janet T. Dee Foundation was established by Lawrence Taylor and Janet Teller Dee in 1971 and remains a family foundation.

The Parent Fund is sustained by parents and supports student-centered programs and initiatives. The Parent Fund plays an integral role in the University of Utah’s ability to provide students with exceptional opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

View all of the 2021–2022 scholars here.

The ceremony also announces the Monson Prize winner. The Charles H. Monson Essay Prize honors Charles H. Monson, Jr., a distinguished member of the University of Utah Philosophy Department from 1958–1975. In his honor, the annual prize is awarded to a student whose outstanding paper is on the subject of social change.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for University of Utah students to present their work in a scholarly setting to students, faculty and other members of the U community. Undergraduate students from all disciplines at the U are invited to present their research and creative work.

This spring, students will have the option to present in-person or virtually on April 5, 2022. The event is open to the public and will take place at the University of Utah in the A. Ray Olpin Student Union and virtually here from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Learn more and register to present by March 25th here.

T32 Training Programs

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Graduate Student Stipends


Cores, Seminar Announcements, Interest Groups, Training, Funding