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Shoenbill Named Director of Tobacco Treatment and Weight Management Programs

March 21, 2022

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

Standard Black Doula Program Awarded Duke Endowment

December 1, 2021

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

December 1, 2021

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

November 18, 2021

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

November 17, 2021

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

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

October 17, 2021

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

August 6, 2021

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

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

August 1, 2021

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

Myerholtz named President-Elect of STFM

March 19, 2021

Linda Myerholtz, PhD, has been elected as the next president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Myerholtz will serve as president-elect for the 2021-2022 term, followed by her term as president.