Candlelight vigil and remembrance of Dr. Sarah Hawley

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Dr. Sarah Hawley will be held at the University of Utah Guest House at 7 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, coordinated by friends, family and colleagues of Sarah Hawley.

On January 27, Sarah Hawley and her boyfriend Travis Geddes were found dead in their home in what police are investigating as a murder suicide. Dr. Hawley was a beloved first-year resident at the University’s Family Medicine program where her colleagues describe her as bright, passionate, adventurous, kind and dedicated to helping the underserved. She was also a member of the clinical team at the Madsen Family Clinic. Dr. Hawley was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley and her medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. Her medical interests included full-scope family practice, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

How to help:

  • Dr. Sarah Hawley Fund—This fund has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Sarah Hawley and support an annual lectureship focusing on her interest in women’s health, pediatric care and wilderness medicine.

Donations may also be made in her name to:


Department of Family Medicine statement on the 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 at 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.

The University Utah will observe a moment of silence on Monday, February 4, in honor of Dr. Hawley.