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6 months ago

Family Medicine Faculty Secure $5 Million HRSA Grant for Residency Training Technical Assistance Center, Boosting Health Workforce Funding to Nearly $13 Million

Just prior to Thanksgiving break, UNC was awarded a 3-year $5 million HRSA grant to create a Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center (THCPD-TAC). The new funding is in addition to $4.3 million awarded in August 2021 and $3.6 million awarded from 2018 through 2020 from the HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy …

6 months ago

Thomas named “Community Star” for NC by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

UNC Family Medicine Associate Professor Gayle Thomas, MD, has been named North Carolina’s 2021 Community Star by The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for her vital work as Medical Director of the NCDHHS Office of Rural Health’s NC Farmworker Health Program. From the NOSORH Community Stars publication: “Gayle Thomas has been a Community Star Her whole …


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Dr. Margaret Helton

Margaret Helton, MD is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

“It is a privilege to provide our patients with excellent care in a nationally recognized department of family medicine,” says Dr. Helton. “Everything we do – from clinical innovation to teaching to research – is in the service of improving both individual and population based health care.”

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