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Byron Awarded NIH grant to correct health misperceptions about nicotine

Justin Byron, PhD, MHS, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine, is the principal investigator on a new R21 $428,000 grant from the FDA and the National Cancer Institute.

UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatme

Two new projects are part of a NIH-funded network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings.

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Researchers find correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use

Researchers at UNC School of Medicine found almost one in ten North Carolina adolescents reported ever vaping cannabis or marijuana. The researchers also found strong associations between the use of certain types of tobacco products and the use of e-cigarette devices to vape cannabis.

Becker-Dreps awarded NIAID grant to examine dengue and Zika interplay during gestation and childhood

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will lead a study to examine how dengue and Zika interplay during gestation and childhood, thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).


Meet our Interim Chair

Dr. Margaret Helton

Margaret Helton, MD is our Interim 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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Dr. Chineme Enyioha

Chineme Enyioha, MD, MPH

“I consider medicine as a calling to serve and work with people from all backgrounds on their health journey. Each patient encounter provides an opportunity to form a partnership and make a difference, no matter how little.”

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