Justin Byron, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has been awarded a K01 Career Development Grant from the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The five-year project is titled will develop and test communication campaign messages to encourage dual users of e-cigarettes and cigarettes to quit.
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.
Niblock, a 4th year medical student mentored by UNC Family Medicine faculty, earns prestigious Pisacano Scholarship. No matter where Franklin Niblock went in his hometown of Concord, N.C., he always seemed to find a story about his grandfather, who was pediatrician and community leader.
In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin. UNC Family Medicine’s research director, Dr. Katrina Donahue, was the senior author on the study.
People who live in rural North Carolina are still more likely to suffer from serious health problems than their urban counterparts. Rural counties show higher rates of heart disease and obesity, and rural residents have a lower life expectancy. Frank Stasio from WUNC’s the State of Things discussed the state of rural health in NC with UNC Family Medicine physician Dr. Adam Zolotor.
UNC Family Medicine physician, Dr. Adam Zolotor, has been selected to lead the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. The Institute fosters its research, review and educational functions through collaborative efforts with established centers and agencies within NC, drawing on the expertise of the major universities, governmental units, and the private sector.