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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Student Poster Summit
May 08, 2019

Student Poster Summit

Last month, the department held its Inaugural Education, Research, and Community Engagement Student Poster Summit. With more than 55 posters, the poster session was a success. Click to read more about this great event.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Food for Thought
Apr 22, 2019

Food for Thought

Our upcoming Food for Thought series is only a couple weeks away! Please join us in classroom 104 as we enjoy our lunch hour together and listen to Kimberley Shoaf, DrPH, MPH, talk about how to prepare for an emergency situation or disaster. Click to view more about the seminar. ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Physician Scorecard
Apr 05, 2019

Physician Scorecard

Congratulations to 10 of our department members for making the national listing of top10% providers in patient satisfaction. We are proud of and congratulate each of our providers as well as many of our adjunct faculty members who made the list!... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine

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Kolawole Okuyemi, MD, MPH
Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH

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