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Prev Med at NC Public Health Leaders Conference

March 18, 2024

UNC Preventive Medicine Residents and Faculty attended the NC Public Health Leaders Conference March 14th and 15th. Residency Advisory Committee members and friends of the program themed: Foundations of Public Health Excellence: Charting our Course for Success.  Conference topics included Injury Prevention, Crisis and Emergency Communication, Environmental Justice, and other topics relevant to NC Public … Read more

Prev Med Resident representing at APHA

November 1, 2023

Preventive Medicine Co-Chief, Dr. Sara Helvey, MD, MBA, will be moderating a talk on “The economic and social impact of abortion restriction in the US and the effect on maternal health outcomes and mortality” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta, GA, Nov 12-15. The panel consists of faculty and … Read more

Preventive Medicine Resident Carnegie Joins ABC News Medical Unit

October 24, 2023

Preventive Medicine Co-Chief, Daniel Carnegie has joined a rotation with the ABC News Medical Unit to bring clear and timely messages around public health to the media. Catch his recent articles here: Good Morning America: Toddler ‘formulas’ are unnecessary and lack nutritional benefits of milk, pediatrician group warns In major medical advancement, study finds additional … Read more

PM Resident Anne Berry Receives Recognition by Gillings SPH

May 27, 2021

  Preventive Medicine Resident Anne Berry was presented with the Russel P. Harris Award “In recognition of excellence as a critical reader of the health literature and commitment to the integration of medicine and public health…”  This award is presented by the Gillings School of Public Health–Public Health Leadership.  Read about Anne in the program’s … Read more

PMR Graduate Honored as “Hero of Military Medicine”

May 4, 2021

LCDR Dr. Matthew Hall, 2018 graduate of UNC’s Preventive Medicine Residency, was honored as one of the Henry M Jackson Foundation’s (HJM) 2021 Heroes of Military Medicine for his front-line work in response to Sars-COV-2 as the BUMED preventive medicine and public health policy advisor as well as his numerous COVID contact investigations, outbreak response oversight, … Read more

Preventive Medicine Resident on “Strike Team” in Orange County

April 30, 2020

    All of our residents have been heroes in the last several weeks, taking on whatever public health challenges are presented in any capacity that they can.  Dr. Cameron Coleman, current Preventive Medicine Residency co-Chief, has been on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response with Orange County Health and Emergency Services as a … Read more

Public Health Initiatives moving forward during pandemic

April 21, 2020

While so many health care workers are understandably focused on COVID-19 at the moment, it is nice to reminded from time to time that other research and scholarship is still ongoing, and initiatives that were already in place are pushing forward in context of the current pandemic reality.  Elizabeth (Betsy) Tilson, a 2000 graduate of … Read more

Preventive Medicine Residency Graduate appointed CEO of CCNC

April 21, 2020

Tom Wroth, MD, MPH, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Community Care of North Carolina, Inc (CCNC), effective July 1, 2020.  Dr. Wroth is a 2005 Graduate of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and has been with CCNC in some capacity since graduation.  He was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2016 and Chief … Read more

Incoming residents hit the ground running in Raleigh

July 30, 2019

Incoming and returning Preventive Medicine Residents traveled to Raleigh on July 24th to meet with various agencies with the State Health Department.  They spoke with the Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Branch, Branch Head of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, State Health Director/Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Women’s and Children’s section, and … Read more

Building Bridges in the Steel City

June 5, 2019

Preventive Medicine Residents traveled to Pittsburgh in May to attend the annual ACPM meetings.  Pictured below, three of our residents, Matthew Hall, Cameron Coleman, and Emily Hanna, presented posters during the poster session.  Matthew Hall also co-presented the session “Protecting the Future of Preventive Medicine: To Privilege or not to Privilege.”  Program alumni were also … Read more

PrevMed hits the Capitol

June 5, 2019

Preventive Medicine Residents traveled to Raleigh for White Coat Wednesday in May.  WCWs are Legislative Advocacy Days organized by the NC Medical Society.  They give resident physicians the opportunity to learn about government affairs and policy decisions.  Each attendee meets one-on-one with their legislative representative, takes part in committee meetings and sees the General Assembly … Read more

Preventive Medicine takes Washington!

March 21, 2019

On March 14 and 15 the Preventive Medicine Residency traveled to DC to visit federal health and public health agencies.  Highlights included:  90 minutes with leadership of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS), including the Chief Medical Officer, and a meeting with the Assistant Secretary of Health, who reports to HHS Secretary Alex … Read more

PM Resident Shiara Ortiz-Pujols participates in the Zika-GND project

March 21, 2019

In the Zika-GND project, specialists from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA and from the UNAN-León Bicentennial participate, through the Infectious Diseases Research Center, CEI.  The project’s objective is to understand the maternal-fetal transmission of Zika and its complications in Nicaragua.  Link below. Unan Leon project website