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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Older women with healthy bones may not need another screen for 15 years

February 20, 2012

UNC Family Medicine’s Dr. Margaret L. Gourlay is the lead author of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study finds that women aged 67 years and older with normal bone mineral density scores may not need screening again for 15 years. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The U.S. Preventive Services … Read more

Fewer butts means less smoking on campuses with tobacco-free policies

January 9, 2012

Researchers from UNC Family Medicine released a study showing that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted, suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, was conducted as … Read more

Family Medicine researchers reveal effects of statewide anti-tobacco campaign

December 4, 2009

A statewide media campaign aimed at reducing teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness among North Carolina youths and is reaching those at highest risk for future tobacco use, according to an evaluation by UNC Family Medicine researchers in the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program. “The TRU media campaign appears increasingly successful … Read more