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

UNC Celebrates 60 Years of Caring for North Carolinians

October 23, 2012

Sixty years ago, a group of visionaries created a four-year medical school and a hospital. The goal was to persuade the people and their representatives in Raleigh to support an enormously ambitious plan to improve health care by building new hospitals, upgrading old ones and training more doctors. World War II had just ended, and … Continued

UNC Family Medicine releases best private fundraising numbers ever

August 2, 2012

UNC Family Medicine announces a record year for private fundraising, making fiscal year 2012 its best ever. “Without question this was a remarkable fundraising year for the department of Family Medicine,” said department chair, Warren Newton MD MPH. “Businesses, Foundations and individuals understand that advances in primary care represent the most promising ways to dramatically … Continued

UNC Family Medicine Releases 2012 Annual Report

March 6, 2012

Ranked number two in the nation, UNC Family Medicine has earned a national leadership role in primary care research, education and patient care innovation. The 2012 Annual Report provides the details behind the department’s tremendous success. It is our duty and pleasure to report back to you on our efforts to transform the health care … Continued

UNC Family Medicine Center is a Patient-Centered Medical Home

February 23, 2012

The UNC Family Medicine Center is a Patient -Centered Medical Home. In a medical home, the practice is organized around the patient – communication is based on trust, respect and shared decision-making. Patients want access to personalized, coordinated and comprehensive primary care and medical information when they need it, when it’s convenient for them. The … Continued