Info for Researchers

Research Updates

 

  1. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify,
    and Collaborate
  2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop – Generating Research Ideas
  3. Undergraduate Research Training
  4. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!
  5. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities
  6. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)
  7. Research News and Publicizing Research

   

 1. Patent Searching and the Patent Landscape: Using Patent Resources to Find, Identify, and Collaborate

Have you considered using the U.S. Patent databases to identify research organizations or find companies that might want to collaborate with you in your areas of technical research?

The U.S. patent and Esp@cenet foreign patent databases will help you find patents granted and pending in your areas of research.  A patent list can be exported into spreadsheet files and sorted by the names of inventors and companies who own those patent rights. This gives you a handy list for collaborative research or licensing opportunities.

Dave Morrison is the Marriott Library’s expert on patent searching and can be reached by email or phone at (801) 585-6802.  Dave Morrison also provides a how-to guide , which has additional information on patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

 

 2. Brown Bag Mentor Workshop – Generating Research Ideas 

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research & the Grant Resource Center is pleased to announce a new Brown Bag Research Series held in the Marriott Library beginning October 2014. Come learn what the Grant Resource Network has to offer you as you prepare your next research proposal. Grab a lunch at the library café, network with your colleagues, and discover the possibility of new collaborations. For additional information, please visit Resources and Services under “Grant and Proposal Writing Tools”.

All workshops will be held in the Marriott Library Rm, 1170.

Generating Research Ideas
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Grant Writing – Support Available
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Time and Stress Management/Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

Mentoring Graduate Students
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
MLIB, Rm. 1170

 

3. Undergraduate Research Training

All University of Utah undergraduate students are invited to attend the upcoming Office of Undergraduate Research seminars and workshops. For any questions regarding details on upcoming events, please contact Rachel Hayes-Harb.

Editing Workshops for Abstracts
Presented by Aaron Philips (Writing & Rhetoric)
Monday, November 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Union Den

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations
Friday, December 12, 2014
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Heritage Center 2A/B

 

4. Research Education Invites Research Administrators to Join the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN)!

 The mission of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) is to provide informative peer-to-peer networking, support and guidance for the benefit of the University Research Administrative community. By becoming a member of the RAN you will receive notifications about new funding opportunities, announcements about upcoming research-related events, and will gain access to the RAN Canvas™ Site, which offers numerous resources including a real-time Peer Discussion Board. To become of member of the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) please email Research Education Project Coordinator, Danny Trujillo, or call 801-585-3958

 

5. Upcoming Research Grant Opportunities

 Limited Submission Opportunities

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Dana Foundation-David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

David and Lucille Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation-Mallinckrodt Scholar Awards
Internal Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards
Internal Submission Date: November 17, 2014

Intramural Funding Opportunities:

Seed Grant Program:
Internal Deadline: August 20 and February 15

Research Instrumentation Fund (RIF) Program:
Internal Deadline: December 15, 2014

University Research Committee:

Faculty Research and Creative Grant Program
Internal Deadline: August 20, November 20, and February 15

URC Faculty Fellow Awards
Internal Deadline: October 23

Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Awards
Internal Deadline: October 15

External Funding Opportunities

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
External Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation has several grant opportunities for the upcoming 2014-2015 grant cycle. Letters of intent for the PDF Postdoctoral Fellowship (for Basic Scientists and Neurologists) open Saturday, November 1st, and are due Monday, December 1st.

The foundation also provides summer fellowships for medical and undergraduate students to conduct research, travel awards for graduate and medical students to present data at PD-related conferences, conference awards for established investigators to organize a meeting on PD, and partnership awards with the Parkinson Study Group and Howard Hughes Medical Institute for clinicians.

For additional information on funding opportunities, please visit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

American Asthma Foundation Scholars Program
Deadline: February 4, 2015

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. The AAF’s mission is to improve treatments, seek prevention methods, and find a cure for asthma by developing important new pathways of investigation in basic research. All grants will be appointed to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent faculty appointment.

For additional information, please visit the American Asthma Foundation.

 

6. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website

Research Participants and the Informed Consent Process
Monday, Nov. 10
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Human Subject Research
Tuesday, Nov. 11
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Research Data Management, Sharing and Ownership
Wednesday, Nov. 12
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Budget Preparation and Development
Thursday, Nov. 13
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Principles of Contracts, Subcontracts and SubAwards
Monday, Nov. 17
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Best Practice Roundtable: Office of Sponsored Projects
Tuesday, Nov. 18
10:00 am – 11:30 am
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Source Documentation for Clinical Data Management
Tuesday, Nov. 18
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Grant-Writing Workshop: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Wednesday, Nov. 19
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1730

Fundamentals of Effort Reporting, Audits and Recharge Centers
Thursday, Nov. 20
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to SciVal Funding
Thursday, Nov. 20
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Computer Lab 3100C

OMB Uniform Guidance: Understanding the New OMNI-Circular
Monday, Nov. 24
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intermountain Network Scientific CC Auditorium (INSCC)

Patent and Trademark Searching
Tuesday, Nov. 25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Grant Writing Crash Course

May 1-3, 2015
The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort

Park City, Utah



Open to all Faculty members from the Health Sciences and Main Campus!

Using a unique and proven method to learn how to write a fundable proposal, the Grant Writing Crash Course provides one-on-one mentoring by successful University of Utah Faculty Grant Writers. Participants complete a series of short exercises prior to the Grant Writing Crash Course, drafting text that will be refined and assembled under the guidance of faculty mentors into critical sections of their proposal. Several essential topics are covered in focused brief lectures and discussions, including the strategies and mechanics of effective proposal writing, how to sell your project (and yourself as Principal Investigator) to a sponsoring agency, the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your proposal, pitfalls to avoid in grant writing, how to develop aims and justifications, the ins and outs of major funding agencies, and the political, social, and psychological aspects of “grantsmanship.” Focused, intensive work sessions provide participants with ample uninterrupted time to craft and recraft their thinking, writing, and presentation based on real-time constructive feedback from faculty mentors, enhancing their proposals and increasing the likelihood of their success.

Attendance is highly limited. Registration fees for the May program include two nights lodging at the Deer Valley Resort, use of recreational facilities, and most meals. A spouse/partner and up to two children are welcome to accompany the participant (additional charge if more than two children attend). If you do not have seed or personal funding available for the registration fee, we encourage you to discuss other options with your Department Chair or Research Dean.

To register for the May 2015 program, or for more information, please email Tony Onofrietti , Director, Research Education, or call 801-585-3492

The Grant Writing Crash Course program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and are led by Dr. Gary C. Schoenwolf, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

 

7. Research News & Publicizing Research

Interested in the cool research going on at the U? For the latest news on research, go to news.If you are interested in publicizing your research, guidelines and information on how to, along with contact information, may be found at: Publicizing Research and Working with the Media.

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Announcements of Interest

Red Night with the Utah Symphony
Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.

The Utah Symphony will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection” conducted by Thierry Fisher at Abravanel Hall. Following the performance, there will be a post concert reception in the First Tier Room. All U students can purchase $10 tickets and U alumni, faculty and staff can save 20% on tickets using promo code REDNIGHT.

Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes at Natural History Museum of Utah
Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Admission Price: $9-13

With 163,000 square feet at the Natural History Museum of Utah, only 43,000 square feet are used for exhibits. Don’t miss the chance to venture behind the scenes and see stunning artifacts, learn about the museum’s current research from the scientists and discover how they care for the 1.5 million objects in their collections.

Campus Recreation Services

Fitness Classes: All fitness classes are half off! This is a great time to try out any of the classes and get prepared to take a full semester in the spring.

Equipment Rental: Equipment rental available from Outdoor Adventures

Moab Rock Climbing Trip: Camp for two nights in Kane Creek Canyon, outside of Moab and climb at the Ice Cream Parlor in Kane Creek and cook a thanksgiving feast complete with turkey in honor of the upcoming holiday. No prior experience required, but must be comfortable with heights. Cost includes leadership, group gear and transportation. Please remember that trips are only open to students, staff and affiliates of the university.
Trip Dates: Nov. 14 – 16
Cost: $80, non-refundable sign up, deposit of $40
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

George S. Eccles Student Life Center: The building is scheduled to open Jan. 2015. If you don’t have a Campus Recreation Services membership, you can purchase one online and your membership will give you access to all current facilities as well as the Student Life Center when it opens.

University Guest House – “Here for U” 

The University Guest House is offering a special holiday rate for U faculty and staff. From Nov. 21, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015 employees can stay the night for only $75. Limited availability. Click here for more information.

fyi-emergency-response-guide-2014-2015-600x360Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management  

Updated Emergency Response Guides are available for distribution. EHS coordinators are working to distribute them to all buildings. You may also request delivery of the flipcharts to your department by calling Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management at 801-581-6590.

The U’s English Language Institute Helps Campus and Locals

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the U is a premier language program for international students wanting to go to American Universities.

English for Special Purposes Classes
English for Special Purposes courses prepare international students to enter, or improve their experience within specific colleges in an American university. If you have international students in your department who struggle with terminology specific to their studies, they can design a special program for you.

Intensive Pre-academic Preparation
This program helps international students already accepted into an American university brush up on their English language skills.

Short-term and Intensive English Language Courses
ELI also has a variety of English courses that will help anyone with language needs. Short term Explore Utah! programs focus on recreation in national parks while immersing students in the English language. Intensive courses are offered in eight levels of proficiency from novice to advanced.

Click here for more information or call 801-581-4600.

University Teaching Committee Programs 2014-2015

The University Teaching Committee encourages the efforts of faculty members, departments and colleges to improve individual teaching skills, devise effective teaching techniques, recognize and reward superior achievements in teaching.

University Teaching Grants
Deadlines:  Jan. 7, 2015 and March 13, 2015

The Calvin S. and JeNeal N. Hatch Prize in Teaching
Nominations are due Dec. 5, 2014

Early Career Teaching Award
Nominations are due Dec. 5, 2014

John R. Park Teaching Fellowship
Applications are due Jan. 7, 2015

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Awarded a Seven-Year Term for Council on Education for Public Health Accreditation

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine received full re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for the public health program. The seven-year accreditation term is the maximum timeframe programs may receive. Historically, the Division of Public Health was one of the first three programs accredited by CEPH and has been continually accredited since 1978. CEPH accreditation indicates the adherence to set standards which prepares students for entry into a recognized career in a fast growing field.

Study participants wanted

HOPE: Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures Study

Are you hoping to become pregnant in the next three months? If you are a couple (woman 18–35 years; man 18–40 years) planning to conceive with no history of infertility or medical conditions likely to cause sub-fertility (unable to conceive a child after a year or more of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse), you may be eligible to participate in the IRB-approved Home Observation of Periconceptional Exposures (HOPE) Study. Participants will be provided with materials to learn a simple method for fertility tracking. Compensation will be provided. There are no blood draws or clinic visits. For more information and to take our simple eligibility questionnaire visit online, find us on Facebook at HOPE STUDY UTAH, call or text 801-641-7056, or send email.

U Wins Prestigious Grants

HumanitiesThe University of Utah, in partnership with Brigham Young University, has been awarded prestigious four-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support international education and language study in Utah. Grant funding totals $6.6 million, $4.6 million of which is earmarked for student scholarships.

The U Asia Center, together with the BYU Asian Studies Program, and the U Center for Latin American Studies, together with the BYU Latin American Studies Program, have been designated as Title VI National Resource Centers, or NRCs, the most highly competitive and coveted recognition of area studies programs nationwide.

“In addition to the funding that will support numerous training programs, outreach activities and workshops, faculty research and approximately 80 student scholarships per year, the designation as a Title VI National Resource Center speaks volumes about the quality of our centers,” said Ruth Watkins, senior vice president of Academic Affairs. “It represents national recognition of our Asian Studies and Latin American Studies programs, enhancing our ability to attract top-notch students and prepare students for careers in an increasingly global world.”

Read more here.

Apple Tax-Free Day

Tax freeOn Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the University Campus Store and the Health Sciences Store located in HSEB, all Apple products will be available tax-free, with additional items such as iPads, MacBook Pros and iMacs on sale for less than academic price. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to save on Apple products for their educational needs.

Purchases will be eligible for the Campus Store’s Employee Payroll Deduction Program, as well as the Tech Trade-in Program to save on your new Apple product.

For the convenience of faculty and staff located on upper campus who would prefer to shop at the Campus Store location, we will be providing shuttle service will be provided every 15 minutes (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) between the Moran Eye Center and the Campus Store.

For more information about Apple Tax-Free Day, please call UTech at 801-581-4776.

Construction and Commuter Updates

NEW:

–      From Nov. 17-21, Student Life Way (formerly Balif Road) will be closed to through traffic while extensive subsurface electrical infrastructure work takes place. The parking in this area can still be accessed from the north entrance to the parking lot.

–      One of the sidewalks leading from the Huntsman Center in toward campus will be closed as a high-temp water line is placed in the ground. Pedestrians can still connect to main campus as one sidewalk will remain open throughout the project. The high-temp water line, which is used to heat buildings, will be completed by Dec. 1.

–      As snow season arrives, please note that snow crews do their best to keep campus safe. If particular areas need to be cleared, please call 801-581-7221.

ONGOING:

Parking

–      Construction on the new Lassonde Studios began Nov. 1. The building will be located to the east of the Languages and Communication building (LNCO) and northeast of the Tanner Humanities Building. About 300 parking stalls will be unavailable during construction.

–      A project to upgrade the Ivor Thomas labs in the Mining Systems Research Lab began in mid-June. The parking lot to the west will be closed to the public through the end of the semester.

–      Ten parking spaces on the west end and 10 spaces on the northeast corner of the parking lot to the north of Merrill Engineering will be closed as part of a staging area for campus construction projects. The parking spaces in the northeast corner will be unavailable through 2016.

–      Construction for the new Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Training Facility began to the north of the Huntsman Center. Forty parking stalls in the northeast corner of the parking lot east of the Huntsman Center will be closed to serve as staging for construction materials.

Roads

–      As a result of utility work, the road in front of the Huntsman Cancer Institute will be closed Nov. 10-Dec. 5. Traffic will be rerouted to Mario Capecchi Drive. An updated shuttle map is available here.

–      The Business Loop is currently open for one-way traffic, east bound through the area. The pay lot remains open. The Business Loop will close again periodically while the Business Loop Parking Garage is under construction. Please proceed with great caution as extensive work continues in the area.

–      Construction on the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Primary Children’s & Families’ Cancer Research Center began in early September. The construction site is directly to the south of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The building will be complete in December 2016. This project requires a temporary road closure along Medical Drive East that will begin soon and last for approximately four weeks. Access to the parking terrace between the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and the Clinical Neurosciences Building will remain open.

Public Transportation

–      The red, blue and black shuttle routes will be detoured during construction on the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute. An updated shuttle route can be found here. The site is located directly south of the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is scheduled for completion in December 2016.

–      The campus shuttle and UTA bus stop at the Field House will be closed for the duration of construction on the law building (through early 2015). Instead, use the existing stop around the corner on University Street to catch red and green shuttles.

Sidewalks and Pedestrian Traffic

–      The bridge entrance to the Dumke Health Professions Education Building will be remodeled to make it more accessible. The project includes a new ramp, stairway at the bridge and a new concrete walkway to connect to the Wakara Way sidewalk from the building entrance. This project began Oct. 13 and should be completed by the end of fall semester. During construction, use the west entrance located on the first floor.

–      A small section of sidewalk between the Henry Eyring Chemistry Building and the campus garden will be temporarily closed for repairs. Pedestrians will be rerouted to a nearby sidewalk to the west, between the campus garden and Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sidewalk will reopen by Dec 1.

–      The south entrance to HPER West and the sidewalk near the door are closed for remodeling and creation of a strength and training area. The area will reopen in early 2015.

–      The south entrance to the law building remains closed for the duration of construction (through early 2015). The sidewalk on the north side of the law building is open and has been reconstructed to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Construction and New Buildings

–      A project to install a chilled water distribution system began May 25 and will continue to move through the southwest quadrant of campus. The chilled water is piped to buildings to provide cooling and air conditioning. Installation of the system is currently underway between Life Sciences building and the Henry Eyring Chemistry building.

–      The Critical Infrastructure Project is currently underway in the Health Sciences area of campus and to the south of the new Ambulatory Care Complex. Work will also take place near the northwest corner of the intersection of Mario Capecchi Drive and between the Business Classrooms and the Architecture building. One lane will remain open at all times. Construction for this project on main campus is happening to the east of University Street near Pioneer Memorial Theatre, to the south of the Sill Center, and to the west of Honors Housing.

–      Construction on the Northwest Parking Garage, located between the Naval Sciences and Sutton buildings on 100 South, is under way. The garage is scheduled to open in fall 2015. Accessible parking and pedestrian routes through the area will remain open. For a comprehensive map of parking alternatives, click here.

–      Construction began on the 800-stall Business Loop Parking Garage in late June. The garage will be complete by April 2015. Alternative parking options are listed here. The playfield on top of the garage will be complete for the start of the 2015 fall semester.

–      The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is scheduled to open in January 2015.

–      The Ray & Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building is scheduled for completion in December 2014.

–      The second phase of the expansion and renovation of the Kennecott Building is scheduled for completion in May 2015.

–      The S. J. Quinney College of Lawbuilding is scheduled for completion during the summer of 2015.

More Information

–      There have been many parking changes on campus this year while two parking garages are constructed in place of current surface lots. To learn more about parking and other transportation options, click here.

–      Have a maintenance issue that needs to be addressed? Fill out a work request to get the project started.

–      A map of construction zones and timeframes is available here.

–      For more information on current or upcoming projects click here.

–      Connect with Facilities Management on Facebook or Twitter.

–      Connect with Commuter Services on Facebook and Twitter.

–      Visit Commuter Services’ website for detailed information about parking, alternative transportation, construction impacts, events and more.

U Celebrates Utah’s Veterans

VeteransDay1The University of Utah will honor 11 Utah veterans, including Raymond Yoss who spent more than three years as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, at its 17th annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in the ballroom in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building. The tribute includes a panel discussion, a 21-cannon salute, an awards ceremony and a concert.

The panel discussion, “Drones as Intelligence Gathering Devices,” begins at 8:45 a.m. and focuses on how advancements in drone technology have expedited the intelligence-gathering process.

“Today, more than ever, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are an integral tool in our military’s arsenal of reconnaissance techniques,” said Audra Thompson, student veteran and Army Reserve soldier who will moderate the discussion. “However, despite their rise in popularity, the use of UAVs raises a number of questions, which will be addressed during this discussion.”

The awards ceremony beings at 11 a.m., symbolic of the history of Veterans Day, which celebrates the armistice that ended World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Nominations came from across the state, and the 11 veterans chosen to be honored will receive a commemorative medallion onstage at the ceremony. An additional award, the Student Veteran of the Year, will be awarded to a current U student. The ceremony will conclude with a 21-cannon salute at noon.

The final event, the Veterans Day concert, begins at 7 p.m. in the Jon. M. Huntsman Center, 1825 S. Campus Drive. This is the 59th annual Veterans Day concert and features the Utah National Guard, 23rd Army Band and Granite School District High School Choirs performing an array of patriotic songs. For more information about the concert, call 801-432-4407.

All events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of honors and events, visit veteransday.utah.edu.

Read more here.

Faculty Art Show Open House

2014-Faculty-New-Narratives-4On Wednesday Nov. 12, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be hosting an open house celebrating exciting new work by the nationally and internationally recognized artists and designers who teach in the University of Utah’s Department of Art and Art History. Enjoy light refreshments and a 7 pm performance of “Utah Fight Song” by the Pride of Utah, the U Marching Band, in the UMFA’s G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall.

For more information visit UMFA.

Staff Excellence Awards

2104 USEA WinnersPresident David W. Pershing and Chief Human Resource Officer Jeff Herring presented the University of Utah Staff Excellence Awards to six recipients on Oct. 13, 2014.

Herring began the afternoon by thanking all of the people who nominated their peers, those who reviewed the nominations and the staff members who were nominated. Excellence means having a strategic vision, a purpose, and all of the 24 district Staff Excellence Award winners exemplified this sentiment, Herring said.

Pershing commented that he was happy to not just recognize the immediate contributions of the staff, but the efforts that they make that are long lasting. He read excerpts from the nominations, which illustrate the qualities these staff members have, such as a positive can-do attitude; professional and eager to serve; forward-looking; a model of good management; happy to help others shine.

The six recipients of the 2014 University Staff Excellence Award are:

Joe Aruscavage, Department of Biochemistry
Amanda Gutierrez, Payroll, Human Resources Management
Jennifer Kelley, HCH Surgical
Ryan Randall, Office of the Dean of Students
Randi Ruff, Purchasing Department
Heather Smith, South Jordan Health Center

Commuter Services Needs Your Input

Master Plan Map

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The University of Utah has retained Horrocks Engineers to develop a Campus Parking and Transportation Master Plan and Research Park Mobility Master Plan. The Master Plan will address roadway, transit, parking and non-motorized transportation issues on the University campus, Medical Center and Research Park and provide recommendations to help resolve issues and concerns as these areas continue to develop and change. The Horrocks team is working with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City and University staff to accommodate their respective plans and future developments into the Master Plan.

Public and community input is an important part of the Master Plan. The Horrocks team is currently accepting comments until Dec. 1 through an interactive mapping website. The site includes a map of the campus and intersections of concern have been highlighted in green. To provide input, click here, zoom to an area on the map that you would like to comment on, click anywhere on the map to comment, fill out the comment form and click “submit.” All contact information will be kept confidential and will only be used for this project. A project hotline has also been set up to receive comments at 801-923-3656. The comments received will be compiled and incorporated into recommendations for the Master Plan. Once the Master Plan has been drafted, the Horrocks team will present the recommendations to the public through the Community Forum scheduled for 5 – 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the Union Den and at the next Traffic & Transportation Committee meeting in mid January.

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