Family Medicine

The latest news from the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

 Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

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.

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AMA cites UNC program as national model

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.

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New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes

New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes

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.”

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Serving the Underserved in Honduras

Serving the Underserved in Honduras

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.

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NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

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.

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Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

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.

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Family Medicine November Newsletter

The November edition of UNC Family Medicine's Intercom is now available.

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 Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

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.

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YOUR HEALTH: Changing Your Relationship with Food with Dr. Alice Ammerman & Sasha Loring

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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Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate

Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate

New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels

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Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Kevin Biese, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, distinguished associate professor of family medicine, were nominated by the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.

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Hay and 'Get Covered Carolina' team honored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recognized the efforts of Sherry Hay, Director of Community Health Initiatives, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, and the “Get Covered Carolina” team as a national model for helping the uninsured get information about the Affordable Care Act and navigate the new health insurance marketplace.

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UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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Medical students make voices heard in N.C. Medicaid reform debate

More than 300 medical students representing every medical school in the state made their voices heard as they signed a petition letter to Governor Pat McCrory and the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group expressing their support for Community Care of North Carolina in the Medicaid reform debate.

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UNC Family Medicine January newsletter available

The January 2014 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.

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real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.

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States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

States continue to place clinicians where they are in short supply, despite recession

The most popular of these incentive programs offer young physicians, dentists, mental health providers and other health professionals the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.

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