Awards and Honors

The latest awards and honors for the faculty and staff at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

Five UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

UNC’s residency programs in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Urology are all ranked in the top 25 programs nationwide in the Doximity Residency Navigator.

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Thirty additional UNC Health Care ambulatory clinics honored with Stage 6 Recognition from HIMSS Analytics

In early August, 30 additional UNC Health Care ambulatory sites achieved the Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model.

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Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu, PhD, tabbed as top young innovator

The editors of the MIT Technology Review highlighted Gu’s work on a novel way to monitor and treat diabetes.

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American Nurses Association Elects Vice President and other Leaders

SILVER SPRING, MD – Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association, to serve as vice president of the professional association that represents the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses (RNs).

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UNC Wellness Center named 2015 Medical Fitness Week Champions

It's official: the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont received first place for the most steps taken during the Medical Fitness Association's Annual Walking Challenge in May! More than 1,300 UNC Medical Center employees participated in the international contest, which challenges participants to achieve 10,000 steps per day for one week. This year we took more than 86 million steps in one week!

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UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings

Overall, 10 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 Pardee Hospital were also included in the 2015-16 rankings.

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UNC researchers earn prestigious Keck award for cell cycle map

The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.

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UNC first in the state to achieve accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

UNC first in the state to achieve accreditation by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program has been awarded accreditation as a Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, the nation’s leading pulmonary hypertension organization. UNC is the only facility in North Carolina to achieve this designation, and one of only two in the Southeast.

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Mehrotra named Poets & Quants 2015 Best EMBAs

Mehrotra named Poets & Quants 2015 Best EMBAs

When Weekend Executive MBA student Abhi Mehrotra, MD, chose UNC Kenan-Flagler, he knew that an MBA would add value to his career. What he didn't know is that he would be named by Poets & Quants as one of the Class of 2015's Best EMBAs.

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SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

UNC School of Medicine professor, William A. Rutala, PhD, was recently honored by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologist of America who named a scholarship in his honor. The William A. Rutala Scholarship will be given annually to young professionals whose research focus is healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

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UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

In late April, the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative (NCSCC) recognized the stroke care teams at both UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare with its Diamond Award.

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Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Timothy Sanford, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be honored this fall by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with the organization’s Golseth Young Investigator Award.

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Five achieve national certification

Five achieve national certification

Five UNC Health Care employees in the Office of Medical Staff Services/Centralized Credentialing Office passed their national certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) this past year.

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Kaye appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council

Kaye appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council

Sean Kaye, EMT-Paramedic, EMS Specialist at the EMS Performance Improvement Center within the Department of Emergency Medicine, has recently been appointed to the The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). NEMSAC was formed in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Charles Named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor

Charles Named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care and General Surgery, has been selected to receive a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The nomination for the award came from the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.

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Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Tony Fernandez, PhD, Research Director of the EMS Performance Improvement Center, was recently appointed to the EMS Compass Initiative. EMS Compass is a national project that brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, health care and performance improvement. Fernandez will work with other national EMS leaders and field experts to guide EMS providers and agencies in their efforts to improve emergency medical care.

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Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.

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Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

On Wednesday, May 27, the UNC School of Medicine hosted the annual Academy of Educators Induction and Awards Ceremony.

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UNC and Rex CFOs named in '150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know'

UNC and Rex CFOs named in '150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know'

Chris Ellington, Executive Vice President and CFO of UNC Hospitals, and Bernadette Spong, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare, are both included in the 2015 edition of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know."

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