AHEC Receives $800,000 Appropriation

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Physician Assistant Day on the Hill 2020

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Jacqueline Rohrer, MD, and Natalie Bee, PA-C, Presenters at the Sarah Hawley Memorial Lecture

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The University of Utah's School of Medicine established the Department of Preventive Medicine in 1970 to address current and emerging health care needs by educating health care professionals, conducting basic and applied research, and implementing state-of-the-art clinical and community-based health services. Since then, the Department has grown into a booming entity that house the Divisions of Family Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, and Occupational and Environmental Health.

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Utah AHEC Program Receives $800,000 Appropriation
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Mar 13, 2020

Utah AHEC Program Receives $800,000 Appropriation

With the finalization of the Utah state budget, the Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program is pleased to announce that it has been granted $800,000 annual ongoing funding by the Utah Legislature. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Senator Evan J. Vickers (R-Dist. 28) and Stephen Lisonbee, Executive Director of Office of Regional Services for Southern Utah University, the funding will allow the program to ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Dr. Sarah Hawley Memorial Lecture
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Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Sarah Hawley Memorial Lecture

Members of the Division of Family Medicine and the community gathered on February 26, 2020 for the first annual Dr. Sarah Hawley Memorial Lecture. The Lecture series commemorates Sarah Hawley, MD, a Family Medicine resident whose life was cut short when she was killed in 2019. The yearly lectureship focuses on subjects Dr. Hawley was passionate about, including women’s and children’s health, and wilderness medicine.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
RMCOEH Releases Employer's Guide to Corona Virus
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Jan 31, 2020

RMCOEH Releases Employer's Guide to Corona Virus

Occupational health and medicine experts at the University of Utah's Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) have compiled an employer's guide to handling the 2019 corona virus (declared a public health emergency by the Department of Health and Human Services). This guide is drawn from multiple sources and expert opinion, and will be updated as the epidemic progresses/recedes and information becomes better known.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Physician Assistant Day on the Hill 2020
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Jan 29, 2020

Physician Assistant Day on the Hill 2020

In January of this year, students in the Physician Assistant Program joined their colleagues in the Utah Acadamy for their annual visit to the Utah State Capitol Building. While there, the students had the opportunity to listen to legislators and and industry leaders on issues of public health, and network with their peers as they learn more about the Physician Assistant profession.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
NRMN/Utah Mentoring Study Kickoff
research
Jan 22, 2020

NRMN/Utah Mentoring Study Kickoff

The University of Utah and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine were hosts of an NIH-funded study in January of 2020. The study, titled "University of Utah Grant Writing Coaching Group Study," seeks to determine the best methods for coaching researchers writing applications for NIH grants. ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Dr. Porucznik Featured on KUER's Discussion of Condom Campaign
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Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Porucznik Featured on KUER's Discussion of Condom Campaign

Public Health Professor Christy Porucznik, PHD, MSPH, was interviewed by Caroline Ballard of Utah's KUER 90.1 regarding the recent roll-out--and recall--of a campaign using humor to encourage Utahans to use condoms to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Porucznik discussed the Utah Department of Health's initial decision to support the campaign and its subsequent reversal of that decision, and what the implications of the situation are for public health efforts in Utah. Dr. Porucznik's comments can be found at https://www.kuer.org/post/sex-positive-or-innuendo-campaign-highlights-conflicting-views-how-promote-safe-sex-utah#stream/0.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine

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