COLLEGE OF HEALTH

COLLEGE OF HEALTH

Dean: David H. Perrin | (801) 581-8537 | david.perrin@health.utah.edu
Director of Advancement: Courtney Garay | (801) 585-3205 | courtney.garay@hsc.utah.edu

The vision of the College of Health is to lead the complex shift in health care from primarily caring for the sick to keeping people healthy, fit, and resilient by developing and implementing innovative science and educating the next generation of practitioners and researchers. “More Health, Less Medicine” summarizes this vision for our mission. Interprofessional education, research, and practice remains a U of U Health hallmark. The College of Health’s high-impact educational practice ensures that our health care workforce at the U, Utah, and throughout the U.S. are at the top of their class.

 

The College of Health has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights Campaign:

  • Provide students with an unsurpassed experience. Our goal is to expand the pathway of success for students through offering more scholarship opportunities.
  • The Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative preserves and protects the health of earth, as well as the health of people. Endowing the initiative will allow the research and programs to continue.
  • The Center for Community Nutrition advances our knowledge of nutrition and its role in managing our major public health issues such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Funding will translate the science of nutrition to helping real people with real challenges.
  • Attracting qualified students to a world-class education starts with retaining and attracting qualified, world-class educators. By offering endowed chairs and professorships, the College will retain and recruit top educators and researchers to Utah.
  • The College of Health plays a salient role by pushing the development of new knowledge in chronic disease prevention and evidence-based rehabilitation. To expand our role in the transformation of health care, we have launched an effort to create a new home. With the completion of a new facility, interprofessional education for the health professionals we are training will become the premier education standard for other programs throughout the nation.