Huntsman Mental Health Institute to host first annual Research Day

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Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is hosting the first annual university-wide Mental Health, Brain and Behavioral Science Research Day. Research Day is an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to learn about and share research from across the University of Utah related to mental health, brain and behavioral science.

“This creates an opportunity to engage with people from colleges across the University from diverse backgrounds and disciplines," says Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D., vice chair of research at Huntsman Mental Health Institute. “We are incredibly excited about Research Day and how it will grow and change in years to come.”

The university will bring together academics, researchers and experts from throughout the University of Utah to showcase innovative work in their respective fields. The intention is to foster collaboration to improve health care outcomes for everyone.


Event details

Research Day
Aug. 19, 2022 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rice-Eccles Stadium | West Tower

The event will include a series of speakers and a poster session. Poster submissions can be new or from a presentation completed in the last year. Awards will be given to first, second and third place poster presenters in the following categories:

  • High school/undergraduate student
  • Graduate/medical student
  • Fellow/resident/postdoc
  • Junior faculty (defined as the highest rank of assistant professor)

To be eligible for an award, you must do the following:

  • Submit a poster related to the topics of mental health, brain or behavioral science.
  • Be present at the poster during the poster viewing sessions.

“We hope that this brings together people who do not normally have the opportunity to collaborate,” says Yurgelun-Todd. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to work together to drive innovative new ideas and discovery.”

Register here and submit your poster by Aug. 8, 2022.