In the News

UNC Family Medicine Reach Out and Read Program Receives Grant from Strowd Roses

UNC Family Medicine’s Reach Out and Read Program (ROAR) recently received a one year grant from the Strowd Roses, Inc. community grant program for the purchase of children’s books. ROAR is a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read out-loud together.

UNC Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name!

The Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name. The program is now the UNC Tobacco Treatment Program. The new name reflects our continued focus on what we do best–treatment to help individuals who smoke or use tobacco.

Department of Family Medicine Authors Chronic Illness Care Textbook

Springer recently announced publication of a major health care textbook entitled, Chronic Illness Care: Principles and Practice, which was edited by Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH, and Margaret Helton, MD, from the UNC Department of Family Medicine.

Majority of doctors do not counsel patients about firearm violence

In the first survey of its kind, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, show that a majority of physicians are unlikely to counsel patients about firearms or firearm safety, but that more continuing medical education on the topic would increase physician counseling behaviors.

Meet our Chair

Dr. Cristy Page

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, has been named the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. She served in the position on an interim basis since April of 2016. A nationally recognized innovator, clinician and educator, Page will lead the department through a time of great growth and change.

“Health care is changing rapidly. The faculty at UNC Family Medicine includes some of the nation’s leading experts in primary care and health care delivery. We are well positioned to dramatically expand our work to meet the needs of our state and nation,” Page said.

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Featured Provider

Dr. Shawn Kane

Shawn Kane, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, is one of our newest providers

“For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a doctor. My dad being a high school science teacher and my mom being a registered nurse might have had something to do with that dream,” says Dr. Shawn Kane. “The idea of being part of something bigger than yourself, being able to serve in and positively influence the community is something that always interested me about medicine.”

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