IH Program ranked #3 in the Nation
RECOGNITION
May 24, 2019

IH Program ranked #3 in the Nation

Congratulations to our Industrial Hygiene graduate program on being ranked #3 in the top IH programs in the nation. We congratulate and thank all who have made this ranking possible. To learn more about the ranking and to see who else made the list.... Read More

Student Poster Summit
RECOGNITION
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

Food for Thought
EDUCATION
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

Physician Scorecard
RECOGNITION
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

Department Journal Club
EDUCATION
Mar 22, 2019

Department Journal Club

The Education Committee of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is pleased to announce the Department Journal Club. Please join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 AM for some amazing breakout sessions.... Read More

Congratulations Physician Assistant Studies Division
RECOGNITION
Mar 13, 2019

Congratulations Physician Assistant Studies Division

We congratulate the Physician Assistant Studies Division on its recent ranking of #4 in the top PA schools in the nation! We are proud of our divisions and department members and their many contributions to the department and community.... Read More

Kelly Baron Award
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
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

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

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

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Feb 08, 2019

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, but how are you supporting national efforts to cut down disparities related to this preventable disease? Dr. Charles Rogers will be conducting a research study and is seeking participants to help further the understanding of CRC.... Read More

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

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

Poster Summit 2019
EDUCATION
Dec 27, 2018

Poster Summit 2019

“The Education Mission Advancement Committee of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is pleased to announce implementation of the First Annual Expanding the Possibilities of Health Poster Summit. Abstracts are due Friday, February 15, 2019.”... Read More

Utah StARR Announcement
EDUCATION
Dec 27, 2018

Utah StARR Announcement

“We are excited to announce that the Utah Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (Utah StARR) will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here to read more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.”... Read More

2018 Vitae Event
EDUCATION
Dec 07, 2018

2018 Vitae Event

“Dr. Charles Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES, along with several colleagues, will be presenting at the 2018 Vitae Event. Each will have the opportunity to share their research stories. Click here to read more information.”... Read More

Call for Asia Campus Registration
EDUCATION
Oct 24, 2018

Call for Asia Campus Registration

Spring registration is right around the corner and we hope you are considering spending a portion of your graduate studies at the University of Utah Asia Campus. Click below and learn more about the course offerings for spring and summer.... Read More

Prostate Cancer Diagnosed Higher in Black Men
EDUCATION, RESEARCH
Oct 18, 2018

Prostate Cancer Diagnosed Higher in Black Men

Black men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at nearly twice the rate of white men and are underrepresented in prostate cancer research, including validation studies of new clinical tools. Dr. Charles Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES, who was recently awarded a NCI K01 grant, along with several others, had their research highlighted in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.... Read More

The 2nd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship
EDUCATION
Sep 25, 2018

The 2nd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship

The 2nd Annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship is only seven weeks away. Mark your calendars today for this great event where attendees will be able to hear from a special lecturer on public health policy in the world we live in today. ... Read More

Charles Rogers named UCSF Implementation Science Fellow
RECOGNITION
Sep 07, 2018

Charles Rogers named UCSF Implementation Science Fellow

Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES®, associate member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, recently completed the UCSF Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) Program, one of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood... Read More

Public Health Disasters Conference
EDUCATION
Aug 31, 2018

Public Health Disasters Conference

Please join us for the Public Health and Disasters on September 17-18. The conference is an annual, multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from public health, health care, emergency management and other disciplines involved in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies.... Read More

Physician Assistant Class 48 Sendoff Breakfast
RECOGNITION
Aug 06, 2018

Physician Assistant Class 48 Sendoff Breakfast

As the didactic year for Class 48 came to a close the Physician Assistant Studies Program held a breakfast at the Officer’s Club on Aug. 1 to honor the students for the hard work they dedicated to the first year of their program. ... Read More

Dr. Rodriguez new Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion
RECOGNITION
Aug 02, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez new Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion

As a department we want to extend our congratulations to Dr. Rodriguez from the Division of Family Medicine on his new appointment as Interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion. We know he will do a great job in this new position. For further information regarding Dr. Rodriguez’s appointment, please see the below letter written and sent by A. Lorris Betz, MD, PhD on Wednesday, August 1.... Read More

Utah Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring (U-HELM)
EDUCATION
Jul 26, 2018

Utah Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring (U-HELM)

University of Utah Junior Faculty and Fellows - Apply now for the 2018-2019 Utah Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring (U-HELM) program! Applications are due Aug. 20 at noon MT. For more information, and to apply, visit the U-HELM webpage.... Read More

Ensign College of Public Health
EDUCATION, RECOGNITION
Jul 25, 2018

Ensign College of Public Health

The Ensign College of Public Health announced the launch of the Schumpeter Center for Innovation and Development. The Schumpeter Center is a significant new addition to the innovation and entrepreneurship capacity of West Africa, one of the fastest-growing regional economies in the world. Dr. Steve Alder, PhD, vice chair for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, has been appointed as academic director for the new Schumpeter Center. We look forward to this new opportunity and are excited for what is to come. ... Read More

PA Silent Auction
RECOGNITION
Jul 20, 2018

PA Silent Auction

Successful First Silent Auction for Physician Assistant Student Organization. The Physician Assistant Students Supporting Equity and Diversity (PASSED) hosted its first silent auction on Friday, July 12, 2018 to benefit Reach Out and Read. The auction raised more than $1800. The funds will be used to purchase books for Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.... Read More

Public Health & Disasters Conference
EDUCATION
Jul 12, 2018

Public Health & Disasters Conference

Public Health and Disasters is an annual, multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from public health, health care, emergency management and other disciplines involved in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies.... Read More

Opiod Discussion Article
RECOGNITION
May 11, 2018

Opiod Discussion Article

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 More

Jennifer Forbes MHOF Award
RECOGNITION
Mar 27, 2018

Jennifer Forbes MHOF Award

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 More

NRMN Mentor Training
RECOGNITION, EDUCATION
Mar 23, 2018

NRMN Mentor Training

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 More

GLAD Award
RECOGNITION
Mar 22, 2018

GLAD Award

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 More

AJPH Podcast features Dr. David Sundwall
RECOGNITION
Mar 15, 2018

AJPH Podcast features Dr. David Sundwall

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 More

St. George Open House
EDUCATION
Mar 12, 2018

St. George Open House

On Friday, April 13, the University of Utah Physician Assistant Studies Program will be holding an open house at the Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The open house will be to inform students, faculty, staff, and community members about the new Physician Assistant Studies Program collaboration between the University of Utah and Dixie State University.... Read More

NRMN - National Research Mentoring Network Open House
EDUCATION
Feb 23, 2018

NRMN - National Research Mentoring Network Open House

Come and learn more about what NRMN has to offer! The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) supports your advancement at every career stage of research in the biomedical sciences. Experience mentorship and professional development programs designed to hone your practices and deepen your connection to the diverse nationwide scientific community. NRMN’s goal is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.... Read More

Special Lecture Featuring Paul Grundy, MD, MPH
RESEARCH, EDUCATION
Jan 29, 2018

Special Lecture Featuring Paul Grundy, MD, MPH

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is pleased to host Paul Grundy, MD, MPH for a special lecture entitled “Primary Care as the Foundation for Delivery Transformation” on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:30 AM. The lecture will be held in the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) in Alumni Hall (Room 2110). ... Read More

SBIRT - Clinical Implementation Grant
RECOGNITION
Jan 09, 2018

SBIRT - Clinical Implementation Grant

Katherine Fortenberry PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, along with Troy Madsen MD, associate professor in the School of Medicine, have been awarded a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, or SBIRT, Clinical Implementation Grant from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.... Read More

Highlight of National Awards for Department Colleagues
RECOGNITION
Nov 03, 2017

Highlight of National Awards for Department Colleagues

I wanted to highlight a few of our faculty and staff members who recently won national awards from their perspective professional organizations. It is always an honor to be present at these award receptions to see how dedicated our department is in all of the missions we support – education, research, clinical, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion. ... Read More

Utah AHEC Primary Care Summit
RECOGNITION
Nov 01, 2017

Utah AHEC Primary Care Summit

The Utah Area Health Education Centers, or Utah AHEC, held its second Annual Utah Primary Care Summit at the University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium Scholarship Room on Oct. 27. The conference was held to share perspectives on the state of Utah’s primary care workforce, celebrate accomplishments from the past year, and identify priorities for the upcoming year with key primary care stakeholders in Utah.... Read More

Commencement of David N. Sundwall Lectureship
RECOGNITION
Oct 27, 2017

Commencement of David N. Sundwall Lectureship

On Oct. 25, 2017, the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Division of Public Health hosted the first annual David N. Sundwall Lectureship in Public Health Policy at the Monson Center to celebrate David N. Sundwall’s contribution and legacy in the public health field.... Read More

UofU AIHA students send relief packages to University of Puerto Rico
RECOGNITION
Oct 17, 2017

UofU AIHA students send relief packages to University of Puerto Rico

On Oct. 16 students belonging to the University of Utah Student Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, or AIHA, sent a box of supplies to the Industrial Hygiene Department at the University of Puerto Rico to help in the relief efforts following the effects of Hurricane Irma. ... Read More

NRMN Proposal Preparation Program
EDUCATION
Sep 28, 2017

NRMN Proposal Preparation Program

The NRMN Proposal Preparation Program (NRMN-P3) is one of four intensive grant writing training programs that is committed to delivering relevant and thorough coaching on the grant writing and submission processes to scientists from all backgrounds, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of individuals from currently underrepresented backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants.... Read More

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