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.

Medicare Open Enrollment has begun!

October 23, 2018

Medicare Enrollment for 2019 cover is open now, until December 7th. Do you find the enrollment process confusing? Well, you are not alone. Read the full article for more information on enrollment resources.

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.

UNC Family Medicine Reach Out and Read Program Receives Grant from Strowd Roses

May 22, 2018

UNC Family Medicine’s Reach Out and Read Program (ROAR) recently received a one year grant from the Strowd Roses, Inc. community grant program for the purchase of children’s books. ROAR is a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read out-loud together.

UNC Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name!

May 16, 2018

The Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name. The program is now the UNC Tobacco Treatment Program. The new name reflects our continued focus on what we do best–treatment to help individuals who smoke or use tobacco.

Majority of doctors do not counsel patients about firearm violence

March 5, 2018

In the first survey of its kind, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, show that a majority of physicians are unlikely to counsel patients about firearms or firearm safety, but that more continuing medical education on the topic would increase physician counseling behaviors.

Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping

March 5, 2018

In a study led by UNC Family Medicine’s Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.