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  • UNC Family Medicine Innovations Award – Special Call for Behavioral Health Projects

    UNC Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is interested in supporting the growth of the department’s behavioral health research through this special call for applications. Projects funded under this call will facilitate future successful grant proposals focused on behavioral health. This call uses the same submission and review mechanism as the DFM’s Innovation Awards [] but … Continued

  • Coe to Serve as Assistant Dean for UNC School of Medicine Clinical Curriculum

    Catherine L. Coe, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, will serve as the UNC School of Medicine’s assistant dean for clinical curriculum beginning on March 20. In the role, Coe will oversee clinical educational activities across all four years of the curriculum in the Offices of Medical Student Education. Coe will ensure … Continued

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    Farahi, UNC Team Partnering to Navigate Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    Narges Farahi, MD, MPH, of UNC Family Medicine is PI for a grant to develop and test a holistic polycystic ovary syndrome management program within a federally qualified health center. An interdisciplinary group of co-investigators from UNC OB-GYN, UNC School of Social Work, Piedmont Health, GWU, and the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health are … Continued

  • Enyioha Receives Career Development Award to Study Culturally Adapted Intervention for African American Smokers

    Chineme Enyioha, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, was recently awarded a K23 Career Development Award from the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for a study entitled, “Development of a prototype for a mobile health intervention for smoking cessation with features culturally adapted for African American smokers.” Enyioha … Continued

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    Kowitt Awarded K01 to Help Communicate Harms of Multiple Tobacco Products to Youth

    Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, was recently awarded a five-year, $762,196 grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01 grant) focuses on tobacco regulatory research in youth, specifically on how to communicate the harms … Continued

  • Lombardi Leads New Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center

    Brianna Lombardi, Ph.D., MSW, and Family Medicine colleagues are recipients of a recently awarded $4.5 million five-year HRSA grant to form a new Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) at UNC. Lombardi is the Primary Investigator and the Director of the BHWRC, which will function as a sister center to the Carolina Health Workforce Research … Continued

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    Iglesias, Team Awarded Duke Endowment Grant to Improve Care for Black and Hispanic Women Through Perinatal Care

    Dana Iglesias, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Chatham Hospital Maternity Care Center, has been awarded a grant from The Duke Endowment to help improve the quality and the continuity of care provided to Black and Hispanic women by implementing a perinatal interdisciplinary inter-agency care coordination program in Chatham County. The project will build upon … Continued

  • Family Medicine Center Lobby Renamed Longiotti Family Lobby

    In June, The UNC Family Medicine Center at Chapel Hill lobby was renamed “The Longiotti Family Lobby” in recognition of a generous gift from Mr. Samuel Longiotti, in honor of his father, Nazzareno Longiotti. Originally from Corropoli, Italy, Nazzareno Longiotti immigrated to the United States after losing his father, settling in Greenville, Pennsylvania, where he … Continued

  • Barzin Wins Massey Award

    Amir Barzin, DO, MS, Associate Professor and Medical Director of UNC Health Virtual Care Services and UNC Nurse Connect, recently won the 2022 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award along with UNC School of Medicine Carolina Together Testing Program collaborators Susan Fiscus, PhD, and Amy James Loftis. UNC’s publication The Well recently featured Dr. Barzin … Continued

  • Shoenbill Named Director of Tobacco Treatment and Weight Management Programs

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Kimberly Shoenbill, MD, PhD, has been selected as the new Director of the UNC Tobacco Treatment and Weight Management Programs (TTP/WMP). Formerly the Associate Director of Research and Quality for TTP/WMP, Shoenbill is dually board certified in Family … Continued

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    Standard Black Doula Program Awarded Duke Endowment

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the United States, childbirth mortality rates for Black pregnant persons are 3-4 times greater than their white counterparts, no matter their socioeconomic or education status. Given this alarming disparity, Family Medicine assistant professor Venus Standard, MSN, CNM, founded the Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas (ABDBM), which … Continued

  • Family Medicine Faculty Secure $5 Million HRSA Grant for Residency Training Technical Assistance Center, Boosting Health Workforce Funding to Nearly $13 Million

    Just prior to Thanksgiving break, UNC was awarded a 3-year $5 million HRSA grant to create a Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center (THCPD-TAC). The new funding is in addition to $4.3 million awarded in August 2021 and $3.6 million awarded from 2018 through 2020 from the HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy … Continued

  • Thomas named “Community Star” for NC by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

    UNC Family Medicine Associate Professor Gayle Thomas, MD, has been named North Carolina’s 2021 Community Star by The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for her vital work as Medical Director of the NCDHHS Office of Rural Health’s NC Farmworker Health Program. From the NOSORH Community Stars publication: “Gayle Thomas has been a Community Star Her whole … Continued

  • Coe Named to AAMC Board of Directors

    Family Medicine Assistant Professor Catherine Coe, MD, has been named to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors. The AAMC made changes to the board structure for its 2021-2022 contingent, expanding from 17 to 19 voting members with the intent to create a more “diverse and flexible board structure.” The recently approved additions … Continued

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    Ranney, team receive $1.2 million NIH grant to study cigar warnings for adolescents

    Family Medicine assistant professor Leah Ranney, PhD, Director for the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP), and Jennifer Cornacchione-Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine, received an NIH (R01) three-year award in the amount of $1.2 million for the research study Strengthening Cigar Warnings to Prevent Adolescent Use. The study seeks to improve … Continued

  • Tate Named UNC Family Medicine Vice Chair for Administration

    It is with great pleasure that UNC Family Medicine announces Kevin Tate, MHA, as our department’s new Vice Chair for Administration, beginning on July 12, 2021. He is well-prepared for the role and is committed to serving the department in our multiple missions. Kevin has been with the Department of Family Medicine for 16 years, … Continued

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    Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas Graduates First Class of Black Doulas

    The Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas (ABDBM) graduated its first class of Black Doulas on July 10. Founded by UNC Family Medicine’s Venus Standard, MSN, CNM, FACNM, LCCE, ABDBM offers an enhanced Doula training program whose goal is to increase access of Doula training to Black women, while improving Black women’s birth outcomes by expanding … Continued

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 – Our First 100% Virtual Fellowship Class!

    Congratulations to the first 100% virtual fellowship class! COVID gave the fellowship the opportunity to demonstrate its flexibility and innovation in curriculum design and adaptive leadership and the 15 fellows of the Class of 2021 taught us as much as we taught them. Pictured below is our last day of class where you can see each … Continued

  • Carolina Care Excellence Awards

    Congratulations to our 15 faculty members honored with this award in 2020.

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    Founding class of FIRST Residents graduates program

    The members of the inaugural class of the FIRST (Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training) Program, Thane Campbell, MD, and Kyle Melvin, MD, will graduate this June.