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.