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Erin Fraher Granted North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2019 Annual Meeting today.

Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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 treatment

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


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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