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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.