In the News

Health leaders meet to improve community health

UNC Family Medicine has recently been hosting a series of meetings featuring health leaders in eight surrounding counties to improve community health and well-being.

UNC Researchers Funded by National Geographic to Study Retirement from the U.S. to Latin America

Retiring south within the United States has long been a trend, but more and more Americans are retiring even further south, for reasons such as climate, cost of living, lifestyle, and affordable health care,” says Dr. Philip Sloane, the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics

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.

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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