Beat Steiner, MD, was recognized by the North Carolina chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for his service to vulnerable people, particularly those living with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.
A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, and Sarah Kowitt, MPH, found broad support, even among smokers, for increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packs.
He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Primary Care, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, and Family Medicine.
Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.
In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.
Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Cancer Hospitals, with support from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, are collaborating on an innovative training program to prepare health care providers across North Carolina and the U.S. to better assist people addicted to tobacco products and help them become “tobacco free.”
The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
With its grand re-opening, the UNC Family Medicine Center celebrates an extensive facility renovation and a redesigned care model. The updated facility will allow Family Medicine to keep up with growing demand, provide a wider variety of services, and offer extended hours.
A new family medicine pipeline program allows students to complete their MD in three years, secure placement in the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program, and receive support through three years of underserved care in NC.
Recently, the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education issued a report on the sources of funding for graduate medical education. The report notes the slow growth of federal GME funding and notes an innovative program at UNC that combines public and private funding as a national model.
A new study from the UNC Family Medicine Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) finds that where an individual lives may impact their access to cheap or improperly marketed tobacco. Published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal, the study by Joseph G.L. Lee, PhD, MPH; Hannah M Baker, MPH; Leah M. Ranney, PhD; and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, presents the first national evidence that neighborhood characteristics are closely associated with illegal sales of single cigarettes, or “loosies.”
The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.”
Summer 2015 marked the twelfth annual community health clinic led by the Honduran Health Alliance, a UNC School of Medicine student-led group that provides critical health services for Honduran women, clinical education for UNC medical learners, and experiences that inform the careers of future doctors.
Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.
The November edition of UNC Family Medicine's Intercom is now available.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Alice Ammerman, professor of nutrition and director for the Center of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Sasha Loring, author, psychotherapist, and meditation teacher, about changing your relationship with food.
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