Dr. Peter Rizzolo, FDF Graduate from 1982 Publishes Book

October 14, 2013

Dr. Peter Rizzolo, retired family medicine faculty member and Faculty Development Fellow, has recently released a new novel. Dr. Peter Rizzolo, retired FM faculty member, has a new novel that has recently been released. FORBIDDEN HARVEST dramatizes the ethical and moral issues related to organ transplants and reveals what goes on behind the scenes, from … Continued

Dr. Viera featured on WRAL News

September 16, 2013

Dr. Anthony Viera was featured recently in a segment on WRAL News. The segment was about promoting healthier food choices using graphics and physical activity measures. Dr. Anthony Viera was featured last week in a segment on WRAL News. The segment was about promoting healthier food choices using graphics and physical activity measures, more details … Continued

Dr. Viera wins Distinguished Teaching Award

August 14, 2013

Anthony Viera MD MPH, distinguished associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, wins teaching award. Dr. Viera, Scholarship Co-Director in the Faculty Development Fellowship won both a Distinguished Teaching Award and a Teaching Innovation Award this year. Since the beginning of his medical career, Dr. Viera has contributed significantly … Continued

Dr. Warren Newton named AHEC Director

August 14, 2013

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, will lead NC AHEC beginning in September The UNC School of Medicine announced that Warren Newton, MD, MPH will continue the NC AHEC legacy as director, effective Sept. 1, 2013.“As a family physician, scholar and teacher, Dr. Newton has an impressive track record of leadership both statewide and nationally in both … Continued

Dr. Zakrajsek elected to Steering Committee of National Academies Collaborative

August 14, 2013

Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship, Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, was recently elected to the Steering Committee of the National Academies Collaborative. Todd’s 3-year term will commence at the AAMC meeting this coming November. Dr. Todd Zakrajsek is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. … Continued

UNC Family Medicine is now on Facebook

July 31, 2013

We are excited to join Facebook! Check out our page and make sure to ‘like us’ to get our latest news on everything from education to research to patient care. Please find our page by searching UNC Family Medicine. If you have a Facebook account, you can like our page by clicking here. We would … Continued

Mobile Mammography comes to the UNC Family Medicine Center

July 9, 2013

The UNC Rex Mammography Van came to the Family Medicine Center to provide patients with free or low cost mammograms. That day, the Family Medicine Center staff wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. The mission of UNC’s mobile mammography program is to take high-quality mammography services to areas where women have difficulty accessing … Continued

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

May 17, 2013

UNC Family Medicine physician, Katrina Donahue, MD MPH, is part of a team of researchers to receive more than $2 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes, The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a research award to the University of … Continued

Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

April 25, 2013

UNC’s Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — In … Continued

Dr. Anthony Viera Awarded 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award

February 27, 2013

Anthony Viera MD MPH, distinguished associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine, was one of 24 recipients of the 2013 University Teaching Awards. Dr. Viera, and three other faculty members, received the Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. Winners of the 2013 University Teaching Awards, the highest campus-wide recognition … Continued

UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turns 100!

February 15, 2013

A longtime UNC Family Medicine patient, Rosetta Barbee, turned 100 years old! We celebrated with her at the UNC Family Medicine Center. Dr. Sam Weir from UNC Family Medicine cares for her and was there to welcome her to the party. A lifelong Chapel Hill native, Rosetta has been coming to the Family Medicine Center … Continued

Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

February 11, 2013

UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Adam Zolotor co-authors a review that finds about two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18, but only a few psychotherapeutic treatments showed possible benefits for children exposed to trauma. About two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic … Continued

Town of Chapel Hill Named Healthiest Employer

December 14, 2012

The Town of Chapel Hill was recently named one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Employers by the Triangle Business Journal because of its innovative employee wellness program designed and delivered by UNC Family Medicine called Wellness@Work. Chapel Hill, NC — On December 6, the Town of Chapel Hill was named one of the Triangle’s Healthiest Employers … Continued

Inaugural Wilkerson Professorship Awarded to Dr. Anthony Viera from UNC Family Medicine

November 27, 2012

UNC Family Medicine associate professor Anthony Viera, MD MPH is the inaugural recipient of the Charles Baynes Wilkerson, MD ‘06 Distinguished Professorship in Family Medicine. The Wilkerson professorship was created by Dr. Annie Louise Wilkerson in memory of her father, Dr. Charles B. Wilkerson, through her generous giving. The Wilkerson professorship was created by Dr. … Continued