The Physician Assistant Studies’ mission is to educate students to become socially conscious and be accountable physician assistants with a commitment to the underserved. In conjunction with their completion of their master’s degree, physician assistant students, in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, will be completing a student-led community engaged research project. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Family & Preventive Medicine
The Department was founded in 1970, making it one of the oldest and most established family medicine departments in the country.
The mission of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is to optimize the quality of life through scholarship that advances health and wellbeing in homes, workplaces, and communities.
The Department of Family and Preventive medicine is committed and accountable to promote a culture of inclusiveness, diversity and respect of all faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve.
We value and rely upon diversity and inclusion for the development, improvement and sustainability of exceptional education, research and healthcare for our diverse, ever changing local, regional, national and international communities.
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Division of Public Health hosts community opioid discussion. On Friday, May 4, the Division of Public Health hosted a community discussion entitled, “Opioids: A Community Conversation.” This public discussion took place at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine building where panelists and community members met and talked about the current role that opioids play in communities, as well as the various jobs individuals in health care have when it comes to addressing opioid abuse. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
In March, Jennifer Forbes, MHS, PA-C, Assistant Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies, received the Mental Health Outreach Fellowship through the PA (Physician Assistant) Foundation. Forbes was one of sixteen physician assistants selected to conduct outreach in their communities across the United States using the validated Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
On Feb. 27, the University of Utah’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science collaborated with the National Research Mentoring Network to hold a one-day Research Mentor Training course. The course was held at the Williams Building where more than two dozen University of Utah employees from various departments were able to learn and participate in activities and discussions to help improve their mentorship skills and abilities. ... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Scott Benson, PhD, MD, MPH, along with Jim VanDerslice, PhD; Tejinder P. Singh, BDS, MDS, MPH; and Sharon Talboys, PhD, MPH were awarded a Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Award from the University of Utah (UU) Office of Global Engagement. The award is designed to support efforts to integrate multi-disciplinary global learning into curricular activities.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Dr. David Sundwall had a great opportunity to be interviewed for the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) podcast entitled, “The Public Health Dialogue.” Alfredo Marabia, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of AJPH interviewed Dr. Sundwall along with Georges Benjamin (APHA), Dick Gottfried (D-NY), Pete Kirkham(R), Dick Zimmer(R-NJ) regarding current Challenges and the need for bipartisan approaches to seek policy change.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine