News

Department of Family Medicine News

Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

Niblock, a 4th year medical student mentored by UNC Family Medicine faculty, earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

Niblock earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship - Read More…

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses

A $340,000 The Duke Endowment grant helps UNC Family Medicine physician Evan Ashkin expand Formerly Incarcerated Transition program into Orange County.

UNC-led FIT program helps former prisoners take on chronic illnesses - Read More…

UNC Family Medicine wins Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics

UNC Family Medicine wins Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics

The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition has awarded UNC Family Medicine Center the Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics. Awardees represent the best our state has to offer in terms of support for the breastfeeding family.

UNC Family Medicine wins Mother-Baby Award for Outpatient Healthcare Clinics - Read More…

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers

Longtime UNC family medicine researcher Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, wrote a book that employs the latest clinical evidence to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

A new resource for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers - Read More…

Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA

Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA

Sherry Hay, MPA directs a number of community health initiatives across the department-- from helping the uninsured find options, to providing workshops on chronic disease self-management and coordinating Wellness at Work discussions and initiatives. Read a little bit about what she does and why!

Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA - Read More…

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin. UNC Family Medicine's research director, Dr. Katrina Donahue, was the senior author on the study.

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment? - Read More…

Clinical Data 101

Clinical Data 101

Did you know the UNC Health Care system participates in research collaboratives that use clinical data to answer difficult questions and to advance quality improvement in practices? Read more here.

Clinical Data 101 - Read More…

Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff

Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff

We spend the early moments of most healthcare visits sitting with an arm in a blood pressure cuff, waiting for the monitor to take its measurement so that the cuff will relax and let our arm “breathe” again.

Round-the-clock monitoring: bringing home the blood pressure cuff - Read More…

Beat Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Beat Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, a UNC Family Medicine faculty member, has been elected President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He will begin his term as President-Elect in May.

Beat Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine - Read More…

Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the department of Family Medicine, effective March 30. Page is a multifaceted and nationally recognized innovator and clinical educator.

Dr. Cristy Page named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine - Read More…

Research Spotlight: Q&A With Emily Olsson, CCRP & Julie Gras-Najjar, CCRP

Research Spotlight: Q&A With Emily Olsson, CCRP & Julie Gras-Najjar, CCRP

FMC's Emily Olsson and Julie Gras-Najjar work with UNC's Hypertension Research Program and help coordinate research studies across the department. Emily and Julie love working with patients, and they especially enjoy collecting data and learning from each study.

Research Spotlight: Q&A With Emily Olsson, CCRP & Julie Gras-Najjar, CCRP - Read More…

Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim

Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, a nationally renowned expert in team-based primary care and provider wellness, visited Chapel Hill as the 13th Annual Robert R. Huntley visiting professor. During the course of his stay, he applauded UNC School of Medicine’s Wellness Initiatives and affirmed UNC Family Medicine’s efforts to transform their clinic.

Bodenheimer visits UNC, delivers Huntley Lecture, discusses Quadruple Aim - Read More…

Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture

Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture

Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer is founding director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and co-author of the seminal article "From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider."

Thomas Bodenheimer MD, MPH to speak at 13th Annual Huntley Lecture - Read More…

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

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.

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents - Read More…

UNC Family Medicine to host STFM pre-conference workshop

UNC Family Medicine to host STFM pre-conference workshop

Kick-off the 50th Anniversary of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) by joining us on May 5th for a half-day leadership training session led by UNC Faculty Development Fellowship program faculty. We will address common leadership challenges while demonstrating effective teaching strategies. Dr. Tommy Koonce leads the fellowship program initiative.

UNC Family Medicine to host STFM pre-conference workshop - Read More…

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

UNC researchers led by Dr. Adam Goldstein concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth - Read More…

High blood pressure?  Not me.

High blood pressure? Not me.

High blood pressure is a serious health risk that opens people up to heart attacks and heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other illnesses, but is medication the answer? If you’re among the one in three people with hypertension, it’s important to treat it. But how do you know for sure?

High blood pressure? Not me. - Read More…

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment Launched to Provide Training for Family Medicine Leaders

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment Launched to Provide Training for Family Medicine Leaders

Established in 2011 to honor former Senator Henley’s advocacy for family medicine in North Carolina and across the country, the endowment has grown with the help of his family, friends and colleagues. Now, closing in on the $150,000 goal, the endowment will support activities to develop strong leadership in the discipline of family medicine.

John T. Henley Sr. Endowment Launched to Provide Training for Family Medicine Leaders - Read More…