Summer Institute for Women’s and Reproductive Health (summer 2022)

Project Description:

2022 University of Utah Summer Institute for Women’s and Reproductive Health
June 6 – July 31, 2022

This 8-week series offers undergraduate, graduate, nursing, physician assistant and medical students goal-oriented research, education, and clinical opportunities in the field of sexual and reproductive health at the University of Utah. The Women’s and Reproductive Health Summer Institute offers engagement with the University of Utah’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, Departments of Sociology, Political Science, and College of Nursing to explore pressing issues surrounding women’s health, reproductive health and family planning. This program provides an opportunity to develop research skills and engage in mentored research, as well as explore new topics, engage with advocacy and garner clinical experience. All meetings will occur remotely for the 2022 program.  There is no cost for this program.

Participants will attend the weekly meetings on Monday’s from 1pm-3pm with self-guided work throughout the week, including the expectation of watching didactic lectures with follow up activities and reflections. All participants will be encouraged to participate in a project that will yield an abstract or brief presentation brief, published Op-ed in a local newspaper, or contribution to a publishable manuscript. Additionally, participants are invited to submit to the Utah’s Women’s Health Review (a regional peer-reviewed open-access journal focused on local and regional issues).  Commitment will vary between 5-20 hours per week depending on individual interest, requirements from programs, and mentor agreement.


Examples of Topics Covered

  • Values clarification and social science perspectives on reproductive health
  • The Life of a Research Project
  • Reproductive Justice Framework
  • Qualitative Survey Methods
  • Project Evaluation
  • Reproductive Health for Sexual Minority Women
  • Sexuality, Pleasure and Reproductive Health
  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Provision
  • Contraception and Chronic Disease
  • Dissemination: Publishing, Presenting, and Beyond
  • Civic Engagement & Patient Advocacy

If you are interested in participation, apply here.

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Important Application Dates

Application Deadline: May 6th, 2022
Notification of Selection: May 13th, 2022
Applicant Commitment: May 20th, 2022