Assistant dean named at Intermountain Population Health Clinical Learning

Intermountain Population Health Clinical Learning in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah named Karyn Springer, MD, as the assistant dean, according to a Sept. 19 news release.

Dr. Springer currently practices at the Intermountain North Orem Clinic, where she has served since 2002. In her new role, she will serve as the liaison with school leadership on planning and decision-making for the Population Health Scholars Initiative, facilitate productive educational experiences for students and maintain avenues of communication between Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health leadership to focus on the growth and enhancement of the current relationship.

Lydia Jumonville, CEO and interim president at Intermountain Healthcare, said Dr. Springer is leading the first educational program focused on training the next generation of physicians in population health.

"This is one of many steps Intermountain plans to make to help our system and our nation move toward helping keep people and the communities in which they live healthy," Ms. Jumonville said. 

Dr. Springer's appointment is effective Oct. 1.

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