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UNC School of Medicine Ranked First for Primary Care for Second Straight Year

In the annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st for primary care and 4th for family medicine.

Dr. Cristy Page Named School of Medicine Executive Dean

Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC Family Medicine, has been named Executive Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, effective February 18, 2019. This leadership position was vacated when Dr. Wesley Burks assumed the dual role of Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care.

Do high e-cigarette taxes drive Indonesian vapers to smoke conventional cigarettes?

Justin Byron, PhD, MHS is the principal investigator on a grant from the Bloomberg Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control to examine whether a new 57% tax on e-cigarette liquids in Indonesia is driving vapers back to deadly conventional cigarettes.

UNC School of Medicine welcomes fourth class of FIRST Scholars

The UNC School of Medicine is pleased to announce the acceptance of the fourth class of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) Program. Medical students Alex Gregor, Lucas John, Kate Miller, and Michael Steinbacher have been accepted into this accelerated medical curriculum.



Meet our Chair

Dr. Cristy Page

Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH
Meet our Chair, Dr. Cristen 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.

Meet our Chair

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Dr. Debbie Phipps

Debbie Phipps, MD

“My greatest joy and privilege as a Family Physician is to care for families at every stage,” says Dr. Phipps. “My special interests include caring for moms and mothers-to-be as well as their children. I practice shared decision making with all of my patients in order to connect them to health resources for the lives they want to lead.”

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