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Undergraduate Research Advisory Council

Advisory Council Description


Encourages campus efforts of faculty members, departments, and colleges to incorporate undergraduate researchers into the research enterprise at the University of Utah; reward outstanding undergraduate research mentor; suggests and encourage procedures through which students may improve effectiveness of the undergraduate research processes; makes recommendations concerning undergraduate research awards for early explorations, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Nomination forms due here.

    • Founding Advisory Council Members will serve staggered roles - 2 and 3 years (founding members commence during the 2023 - 2024 academic year).
    • Beginning in 2025, all Advisory Council Members will serve 3 year terms.
      • Tara Deans - John and Marcia Price College of Engineering
      • Sean Flynn - College of Health
      • Annie Fukushima - School for Cultural & Social Transformation
      • Rachel Hayes-Harb - Honors College
      • Brenda Heaton - School of Dentistry
      • Jakob Jensen - VPR's Office
      • Akiko Kamimura - College of Social & Behavioral Science
      • Jasmine Kirby - Library
      • Sharlene Kiuhura - College of Education
      • Lauri Linder - College of Nursing
      • Anne Marrow - Library¬†
      • Michael Middleton - College of Humanities
      • Allison O'Connor - College of Social Work
      • Vandana Ramachandran - David Eccles School of Business
      • Chris Reilly - College of Pharmacy
      • Yan-Ting Shiu - College of Medicine
      • Cassie Slattery - College of Science
      • David Symons - College of Health
      • Becky Zarate - College of Fine Arts