Ashkin serves as co-guest editor for November issue of NCMJ

November 7, 2019

Evan Ashkin, MD, founder of the Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program, has three articles published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, all of which center on health and the criminal justice system.

E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth

October 25, 2019

Led by UNC Family Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers, a systematic review of scientific literature revealed the role flavored e-cigarettes have on product preference, appeal, harm perceptions, willingness to use, and initiation among youth.

Researchers find correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use

June 27, 2019

Researchers at UNC School of Medicine found almost one in ten North Carolina adolescents reported ever vaping cannabis or marijuana. The researchers also found strong associations between the use of certain types of tobacco products and the use of e-cigarette devices to vape cannabis.

AMA Awards UNC School of Medicine $1.8 million to support FIRST program

June 7, 2019

The AMA awarded $1.8 million over five years to the UNC School of Medicine to support a significant expansion of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service (FIRST) Program to new geographic areas of North Carolina and additional high needs specialties including family medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, and psychiatry.

Ashkin receives UNC Diversity Award

April 11, 2019

Dr. Evan Ashkin has received a UNC Diversity Award in recognition of his efforts at furthering equity and inclusion in primary care and community health. Dr. Ashkin is the director and founder of the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) Program, regional medical director for Community Care of NC, and a provider at Piedmont Health Services.