Erin Fraher, PhD
Erin Fraher, PhD presenting in Washington, D.C. on graduate medical education.

UNC Family Medicine promotes the discovery and dissemination of knowledge important to clinical practice, teaching, and improvements in the organization of health care. We aspire for our research to answer questions that matter in individual and population primary health care. We work in partnership with other organizations and research communities in order to find answers to family medicine and general health issues. Our researcher's specialties are numerous and diverse: from exploring ground-breaking Zika research, to improving geriatric and dementia care, to understanding tobacco use and cessation patterns.

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Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program

Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP), housed in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, has provided expertise in formative and summative evaluation for tobacco control, prevention, and cessation initiatives since 1995.

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NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship

The NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship aims to train primary care physicians for academic careers that emphasize research. The two-to three-year fellowship provides participants with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue an individual research program.

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North Carolina Network Consortium

The North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC) is a diverse statewide consortium of providers, academic institutions, and patients whose mission is to address pressing questions related to the delivery of primary care health services and the management of primary care problems.

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