This year, 2020, marks 50 years of UNC Family Medicine! Our department was founded in 1970, and since then we have been proudly serving North Carolina and the nation in service, leadership, and innovation. You can learn more about our department’s history here.
Celebrations of our milestone anniversary kicked off in early March with the annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, given this year by residency alumnus Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Henley is Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Family Physicians and holds personal ties to UNC Family Medicine as his father, Senator John Henley, played an instrumental role in the legislation that established the department. Dr. Henley gave an
inspirational talk entitled “Family Medicine: A Specialty Moving Forward.”
Although due to COVID-19 we have been unable to hold originally planned events honoring this special anniversary, we are still thrilled to celebrate 50 years of serving North Carolinians and being at the forefront of primary care research, education and leadership. We hope our patients, colleagues, and community will join us in recognizing the excellence and dedication UNC Family Medicine has exhibited for 50 years now and will continue to do.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Governor Roy Cooper for acknowledging this milestone with an official proclamation to UNC Family Medicine on March 4th, 2020. View his full statement below.