Family & Preventive Medicine

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine was founded in 1970, making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country. Michael Magill, MD, has been the department chairman since 1995.

Mission

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine optimizes quality of life through scholarship that advances health and wellbeing in homes, workplaces and communities.

Values

Intellectual curiosity, respectful working environment, integrity, collaboration, accountability, excellence.

Latest News

Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer’s
Research
May 05, 2016

Study Contradicts Belief that Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer’s

cancer, alzheimer's

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new investigation finds a more somber explanation. Many cancer patients don’t live long enough to get Alzheimer’s. The research, led by investigators at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, was published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Crash Risk: Study Highlights Lifestyle, Occupational Factors That May Put Truck Drivers in Danger
Research
Oct 21, 2015

Crash Risk: Study Highlights Lifestyle, Occupational Factors That May Put Truck Drivers in Danger

occupational safety

Truck drivers who are frequently fatigued after work, use cell phones while driving, or have an elevated pulse pressure – a potential predictor of cardiovascular disease - may be at increased risk for getting into truck accidents, according to a study by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) at the University of Utah School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine

Department Chair

Michael Magill, MD
Michael K. Magill, MD

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