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Audience at Huntley lecture
Doug Henley speaks at the 2020 Huntley Lecture

The Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture’s mission is to raise awareness of research and innovation in family medicine and primary care in the US. The lecture serves as an educational resource for physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, patients, and community members interested in improving health care. Working with others across the U.S., the UNC Department of Family Medicine’s mission is to help transform the nation’s health care system to be more patient-centered, efficient and effective with dramatically improved quality and lower costs for all. This work has resulted in recognition as a national leader in innovative primary care, research, medical education and community service.

2023 – 19th Annual
Robert R. Huntley, MD, Lecture & Luncheon

Paul James, MD
Chair, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine

Creating a Better Tomorrow: Building Family Medicine Agency to Pursue Truth, Justice, and Healthcare Equity

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023


2022 – 18th Annual Robert R Huntley, MD Lecture

Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP
AAFP Board of Directors

Excel in Healthcare by Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Pictures of the 2022 Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture:

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2021 – 17th Annual Robert R Huntley, MD (Virtual) Lecture

Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH
Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Health Care Priorities for North Carolina in 2021

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021


2020 – 16th Annual Robert R Huntley, MD Lecture and Luncheon & Kickoff Celebration of Dept.’s 50 Year Anniversary

Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP
Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Family Physicians

Family Medicine: A Specialty Moving Forward

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
The Friday Center

Past Huntley Lectures

2019: Elizabeth G. (Libby) Baxley, M.D.
Senior Vice President, American Board of Family Medicine
“The Healthcare Delivery System as Medical Education’s Foundation: Take Two on “The Clinic is the Curriculum””

2018: Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP
Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
“Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism”