National Awards
Sullivan awarded 2014 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

UNC’s Dr. Patrick F. Sullivan is one of two researchers nationwide to receive the award.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense

UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program

The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs. The Better Back Care program will be directed by Casazza and Amy Shaheen, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine.
UNC Hospitals, Rex, High Point Regional recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.
N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

This marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.
Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA

The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
UNC’s MD-MPH program receives Outstanding Educational Program Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

The APTP award honors innovative programs, departments or academic institutions for their involvement in advancing undergraduate or graduate medical education in prevention and public health and encouraging students’ interest in the discipline.
Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award

Dr. Richard F. Loeser Jr. will receive the award April 24 at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress in Paris, France.
UNC Hospitals named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

According to Becker's Hospital Review, "Hospitals included on the list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays."
UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.
Powers receives top honor for clinical stroke research

American Stroke Association honors outstanding contributors to stroke research
Marcus Raichle wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Past winners include four scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize.
260 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2014

Many of these doctors are also listed in the December 2013 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.
Roper and Strong named on '300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know'

UNC Health Care CEO William L. Roper and Rex Healthcare President David Strong are both included in the 2013 edition of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," published by Becker's Hospital Review.
Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement

The award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist and is presented by the Minority Affairs Committee of the ASCB.
Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

Previous recipients include Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt, Charlie Rose and Oliver Smithies.
UNC Hospitals again receives national recognition for top patient outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized UNC Hospitals for achieving “meritorious” outcomes for surgical patient care for the second year in a row. UNC Hospitals is the only hospital in North Carolina, as well the only academic medical center in the country, to receive the honor.
Li Qian receives New Scholar in Aging Award from Ellison Medical Foundation

Qian’s lab plans to investigate the fundamental events underlying the progression of various cardiovascular diseases as well as to discover the basic mechanisms of cell reprogramming.
UNC Hospitals named one of 'Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals'

These rankings were compiled by staff at MHAdegree.org. They gathered social media stats for all of the hospitals listed as “Nationally Ranked” for at least one adult specialty by U.S. News & World Report and used the number of followers and the amount of activity on each platform to calculate a score.
UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Healthcare and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2013 rankings.
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