Family Medicine at Wasatch Community Gardens 2018

Physician Assistant Program Stethoscope Ceremony

Public Health Graduation

Occupational & Environmental Health Graduation

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.

As an ever growing and developing department, our goal is to expand the possibilities of health by serving the communities we work with in a variety of capacities. Click here to read more about the department, our vision, and who we are.

As a Family Medicine Residency program, we are shocked and deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy and loss of our friend and colleague. We have been focusing on supporting our residents and faculty in this difficult time. We have also been in communication with Sarah’s family, offering our support to them, and gathering their input as we help plan a memorial service to honor Sarah’s life and contributions. We have received immense support from so many within our medical community, and for this we are extremely grateful and appreciative. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us to help ease our sorrow in this time of immense grief.

A private memorial service will take place at the end of March in memory of Dr. Hawley. As part of this service a tree in Red Butte Garden will be dedicated in Dr. Hawley’s memory. If you would like to visit the tree, please click here to see the location of the tree in the garden. A memorial plaque will be placed near the tree to identity it.

Donations in honor of Dr. Sarah Hawley can be made to the following:
Dr. Sarah Hawley Fund - This fund has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Sarah Hawley. Dr. Hawley’s family and fellow residents have suggested funds collected here support an annual lectureship focusing on her interest of women’s health, pediatric care, and wilderness medicine.

Planned Parenthood - Dr. Hawley strongly supported women’s rights

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

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3rd Annual Sundwall Lecture
Oct 31, 2019

3rd Annual Sundwall Lecture

The third annual Sundwall Lecture took place on Thursday, October 24th at the Crimson View room in the University of Utah’s OIpin Union Building. The lecture this year was given by Dr. Judith Monroe, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation, a nonprofit that works to improve the health of people around the world and better prevent, detect, and respond to dangerous health threats. Dr. Monroe’s talk was titled... Read More

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Utah AHEC for the 4th Annual Primary Care Summit
Oct 15, 2019

Utah AHEC for the 4th Annual Primary Care Summit

Please join Utah AHEC for the 4th Annual Primary Care Summit on October 18 at the Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley, UT. The Primary Care Summit is where primary care stakeholders from across the state of Utah will share perspectives on primary care workforce concerns, celebrate accomplishments from the past year, and continue the discussion on a comprehensive statewide strategic plan to address the glaring shortages in Utah’s primary care workforce. ... Read More

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Sleep Habitats can Impact Health of Seniors
Sep 26, 2019

Sleep Habitats can Impact Health of Seniors

Dr. Kelly Baron was featured on the Booming Forward segment on Fox 13 Salt Lake City on August 16, 2019. She spoke about how sleep habitats can impact the health of seniors. Dr. baron talks about how sleep needs don`t necessarily change as we age, but for older adults, getting the right amount of sleep to stay health can be difficult. To watch the full segment featuring Dr. Baron.... Read More

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