Welcome to the Division of General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology

Our vision is to be the nation's leading division of general internal medicine. Our mission is to advance the field of general internal medicine and serve the needs of North Carolinians through patient care, practice innovation, education and research.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology is composed of general internal medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, fellows, and staff with an overall goal of improving the health status of North Carolina adults.  We provide primary and consultative clinical care to both the inpatient and outpatient population at UNC Hospitals and affiliated practices.  Our research involves broad areas of clinical epidemiology, health services research, clinical decision-making research, and prevention.  We work with students, residents and fellows in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and UNC Hospitals at multiple levels, ranging from introductory clinical interviewing courses to research fellowship programs for board-certified internists.  We collaborate with our colleagues in the Department of Medicine and elsewhere within the University of North Carolina, and through regional, national, and international partnerships.


NEWS RELEASE:  Dr. Darren DeWalt Appointed to NCIOM Membership

Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, has been selected by the board of directors of the NC Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) to the prestigious honor of membership.

As chief of the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology and John Randolph and Helen Barnes Chambliss Distinguished Professorship of Medicine, DeWalt will join leaders in health, medicine, and policy across North Carolina to partner with NCIOM to advance health policy for a healthier state. Read more

NEWS RELEASE:  Cristin Colford, MD, Is Named Vice Chair for Clinical Services

Ronald Falk, MD, chair of the department of medicine announced today that Cristin Colford, MD, has been named Vice Chair for Clinical Services.

Colford will help integrate clinical activities across the department, focusing on ways to improve the efficiency of operations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. This will include developing innovative, patient-centered, forward-thinking models of care that support the clinical, educational and research missions of the department.  Read more