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.

Dr. Cristy Page Named School of Medicine Executive Dean

February 20, 2019

Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC Family Medicine, has been named Executive Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, effective February 18, 2019. This leadership position was vacated when Dr. Wesley Burks assumed the dual role of Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care.

UNC School of Medicine welcomes fourth class of FIRST Scholars

February 5, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine is pleased to announce the acceptance of the fourth class of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) Program. Medical students Alex Gregor, Lucas John, Kate Miller, and Michael Steinbacher have been accepted into this accelerated medical curriculum.

Rethinking the Strip: $1.3 Million Will Put Discovery into Practice

November 29, 2018

A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.

Putting Service FIRST

October 15, 2018

UNC’s FIRST Program allows participants to complete medical school in 3 years and places graduates into UNC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, one of the nation’s best. These students are committed to serving in primary care in rural North Carolina. Learn more about this innovative

NIH Funds UNC Study to Investigate Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika

October 10, 2018

UNC researchers led by Elizabeth Stringer, MD, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, and Aravinda de Silva, PhD, along with collaborators in Nicaragua, have been given a five-year, $2.7 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to better understand the epidemiology of Zika virus in pregnancy.