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HandsHealth Sciences Advocates

The Health Sciences Advocates is comprised of individuals and couples who are educated through a series of presentations and tours at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. They attend four presentations a year and are active spokespersons and advocates for the health sciences.

The advocates group was formed 15 years ago and has approximately 140 members. Active members give an annual minimum donation of $1,000 a year or a significant lifetime contribution to health sciences of $25,000 or more. Donations can be designated to any area within the health sciences.   

Health Sciences Council

The Health Sciences Council is comprised of individuals and couples who are educated through a series of presentations and tours given by faculty and administrators from the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. The Council was formed over fifteen years ago and has approximately 120 members. Active members give an annual minimum donation of $2,500, a generous life-time donation of $100,000 or have a planned gift toward the health sciences.

The Health Sciences Council attends three presentations a year and are active spokespersons for the University’s Health Sciences. The Council has been functioning for over 20 years and during that time presentations have been made on the latest advances in cardiology, genetics, cancer research, obstetrics, nursing education, ophthalmology, hip and knee replacement, innovations in physical therapy, pediatric medicine, heart and lung transplantation, infectious diseases and more.

Education Resource Development Council

The Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) is comprised of influential and philanthropic women within our community who are interested in learning about and promoting the latest advances and techniques in fields of health as they relate to the University of Utah Health Sciences. Active members attend eight presentations a year and give a minimum of $1,000 annually to the ERDC Scholarship and Program Fund. These donations support student scholarships within the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Health; the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry. They also award funding for various projects and programs within the Health Sciences. The council consists of 60–80 women and has existed for more than 20 years.