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.




Department Statement on Recent Death of Dr. Sarah Hawley

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.

Planning is underway for a memorial service. This page will be updated as details are confirmed regarding the service.

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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Kelly Baron Award
recognition
Mar 07, 2019

Kelly Baron Award

Dr. Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM, was awarded over $2 million dollars in R01 funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute regarding her project on sleep and circadian alignment and its effects on sleep and weight. Check out this article for more details on this award and congratulations, Dr. Baron!... Read More

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Blue Ridge Rankings
recognition
Feb 22, 2019

Blue Ridge Rankings

Congratulations to the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine on its 2018 Blue Ridge Ranking of being #3 out of 43. We also want to congratulate six of our faculty members who appeared on the principal investigator list as top researchers with NIH funding.... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine
Food for Thought Series
education
Jan 23, 2019

Food for Thought Series

This quarter’s Food for Thought series is just around the corner. Come and enjoy your lunch hour with your colleagues and peers as we hear from Karen Gunning about how to take care of ourselves at home when we get a nasty cough, cold, or flu.... Read More

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Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, PhD, MPH - Special Lecture
recognition
Jan 22, 2019

Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, PhD, MPH - Special Lecture

“We are excited to be hosting Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, PhD, MPH, from the Division of Public Health Sciences at Alive J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine. He will be presenting a special lecture titled, “Exploring Geographic and Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Mortality: Place Matters for Blacks and Hispanics,” on Tuesday, February 12 at 12:00 PM in classroom 203 at 375 Chipeta Way.” ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine

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Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH

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