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Standard receives C. Felix Harvey Award

February 23, 2021

Venus Standard, MSN, CNM, was recently approved to receive the C. Felix Harvey Award for her proposal titled “Perinatal Doulas for the Black Community.” The Harvey Award honors UNC faculty whose proposals best embody the humanities and/or social sciences methods or approaches that directly and positively impact constituencies outside the university. According to Standard’s proposal, … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Announces 6th Class of FIRST Students

February 17, 2021

The UNC School of Medicine is pleased to announce the acceptance of the sixth class of the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) Program. The FIRST Program was established in 2015 and provides participants the opportunity to complete their medical degree in three years, instead of four, and includes a conditional acceptance into an … Continued

UNC medical student publishes article on telehealth in Annals of Family Medicine

January 14, 2021

Ben Kaplan, MPH, recently published a paper in the Annals of Family Medicine titled “Access, Equity, and Neutral Space: Telehealth Beyond the Pandemic.”  In the essay, Kaplan describes what he calls his most formative experiences with telehealth: participating in UNC School of Medicine’s new “tele-hotspotting” elective and providing virtual gender-affirming care through the student-run free … Continued

November 2020 Patient Newsletter

November 25, 2020

Information on Respiratory Testing At this time, we are taking precautions to make sure the Family Medicine Center is safe for patients, staff and providers. Because of this, if it is determined you need a throat swab, flu test or COVID test we will arrange for you to get this at the Respiratory Diagnostic Center. … Continued

The Healer’s Art Course Virtual Information Session for Medical Students and Faculty

November 4, 2020

Please join Dr. Sue Slatkoff, other course faculty, and student alumni on zoom to learn about The Healer’s Art course on Monday, November 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.  Zoom link below: The Healer’s Art course, designed by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen MD,, will be offered in two formats this year, safe … Continued

Celebrating 50 Years of UNC Family Medicine

August 31, 2020

We are celebrating the department’s 50th anniversary this year! Celebrations kicked off in March with the annual Huntley Lecture and an official proclamation from Governor Cooper.

New endowment honors Stafford’s commitment to community service

July 22, 2020

On June 26th, during the UNC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship graduation ceremony, the newly created Harry C. Stafford Endowment for Community Service was announced. Alumni of the program surprised its Director, Harry Stafford, MD, MBA, with the endowment that honors his ongoing commitment to humanitarian service beyond clinical care. 

Celebrating National Nurses Week

May 11, 2020

National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6th – May 12th, and honors nurses around the country for the incredible work they do in helping and caring for others. Here at UNC Family Medicine, we are extremely grateful for our nurses and the dedication they have for our patients and our practice. Their skill, warmth, … Continued

Applications Open for Family Medicine Summer Academy

April 27, 2020

The UNC Family Medicine Summer Academy (FMSA) is accepting applications through June 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FMSA program will be offered in two virtual sessions during the summer of 2020. Session 1 will take place from July 13th – 14th, and Session 2 will be July 15th-16th. The program will host … Continued