At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many felt that the early lockdowns would be sufficient to flatten the curve of new infections and return society to pre-pandemic normalcy. As the pandemic continued month after month, however, industries and individuals began to realize that in order to continue to operate, they would need to make significant adjustments to do their vital work while still maintaining safety for themselves and others. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
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.
“Education and health have always been fascinating to me. Growing up, I always thought I would become a doctor, but as I got older, my uncle introduced me to public health. I realized how enjoyable it is for me to work with people in their communities, rather than in a hospital setting, so I decided to pursue an education in that field..."... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Encouraging breastfeeding could reduce lifelong risk of obesity, diabetes in Navajo children.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine,Pediatrics
KUTV speaks with Public Health professor Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
An interview with associate professor Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Risk of Age-related Diseases May Be Higher in Younger B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Than in Their Older Counterparts
PHILADELPHIA – Younger B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) survivors had a higher relative risk of developing age-related diseases than older B-NHL survivors five years or more after cancer diagnosis, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine