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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

We are working to prevent infectious diseases by studying the burden of vaccine-preventable illnesses and the safety and effectiveness of vaccines; shaping policy, practice, and communication to reduce tobacco use; combating child abuse; furthering our understanding of chronic diseases and cancer; and addressing the health and long-term care needs of older adults.

Health Equity

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Our faculty are working to understand how to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health workforce; identifying determinants of disparities in tobacco use; combating disparities in the management of chronic diseases; and investigating the role of social determinants of health, insurance coverage, and sources of care as causes of health inequities.

Donahue Receives PCORI Grant to Study COVID-19 impact on Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Patients

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Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, of the UNC School of Medicine are co-primary researchers of a study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on glucose monitoring in primary care patients with diabetes.

New endowment honors Stafford’s commitment to community service

Harry Stafford

On June 26th, during the UNC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship graduation ceremony, the newly created Harry C. Stafford Endowment for Community Service was announced. Alumni of the program surprised its Director, Harry Stafford, MD, MBA, with the endowment that honors his ongoing commitment to humanitarian service beyond clinical care.