Awards and Honors

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

Huang honored by American Heart Association

Huang honored by American Heart Association

David Huang, MD, PhD, director, UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center and professor, Department of Neurology, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as that group’s Science Advocate of the Year.

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Carson honored by Massachusetts Medical Society

Carson honored by Massachusetts Medical Society

Culley C. Carson III, MD, a recognized authority on men’s health, will be honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2015 recipient of the Society’s Men’s Health Award, an honor recognizing an individual who has advanced the cause of men’s health. Carson will receive the award at the 13th Annual Massachusetts Medical Society Symposium on Men’s Health on June 18.

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UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

The UNC Family Medicine Center, along with clinical social workers Amy Prentice and Rayhaan Adams, recently received a certificate of appreciation for long-standing service and commitment to the field of social work from the UNC School of Social Work. Working with clinical social work students and interns, they provide our patients with high quality, comprehensive care management every single day.

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Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.

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Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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UNC Hospitals security officers receive international awards

UNC Hospitals security officers receive international awards

The 2015 International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IHSSF) awarded UNC Hospitals Master Security Officer Abdur-Raheem Muhammad the Medal of Valor and Officer Kevin Cheathem the Medal of Merit at the IHSSF Annual Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jani Recognized with 2015 Impact Award

For her public health Leadership in using telemedicine to improve diabetic retinopathy evaluation across North Carolina, Pooja Jani, MD, UNC Eye program manager is one of 26 graduate students to receive 2015 UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award.

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2015 UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence

UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. At UNC Medical Center, a selection of providers representing different areas of medicine and health care received the highest possible honors from the patients they serve.

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Two UNC School of Medicine Faculty Members selected for PCORI Advisory Boards

Two UNC School of Medicine Faculty Members selected for PCORI Advisory Boards

Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members have been selected to serve on national advisory panels convened by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Timothy Daaleman, DO, MPH, vice chair, Department of Family Medicine will serve on the National Advisory Panel on Improving Health Care Systems. Mike Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP, chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, will serve on the National Advisory Panel on Communication and Dissemination Research.

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Daramy and Patel-Nguyen receive 2015 Sanders International Residency Scholarship Award

Project HOPE, the global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing science, health and education recently announced the winners of the 2015 Dr. Charles A. Sanders and Project HOPE International Residency Scholarships. Both of this year’s Sanders Scholars are first-year resident physicians training at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Distinguished Alumni, Faculty

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Distinguished Alumni, Faculty

During the weekend of April 16 and 17, the UNC School of Medicine welcomed back graduates for the Spring Alumni Weekend. As part of the weekend's festivities, this year's Distinguished Medical Alumni Awards, Distinguished Medical Faculty Award and Distinguished Service Award winners were honored.

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Five Teams selected for Translational Team Science Awards

The Translational Team Science Awards (TTSA) program is aimed at capitalizing on UNC's culture of collaboration and fostering interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators.

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O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

O’Brien Honored with Distinguished Andrologist Award

The American Society of Andrology recognized O’Brien’s research on male fertility.

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Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

Three UNC School of Medicine faculty awarded PCORI contracts

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.

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UNC students win national competition in health care collaboration

UNC students win national competition in health care collaboration

A team of four UNC students from different health care-related fields has won the 2015 CLARION National Case Competition, a student competition focused on improving health care through interprofessional collaboration. The victory is especially significant given that this is only the second year that UNC has been represented at the national competition, which has been held annually since 2005.

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Sloane, Byerley recognized with University Teaching Awards

Sloane, Byerley recognized with University Teaching Awards

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor and associate chair, Department of Family Medicine, and Julie Byerley, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and vice dean for Education and were recently recognized with Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University.

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Rutstein Receives PEO Scholar Award

Rutstein Receives PEO Scholar Award

Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.

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UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings

UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings

Chatham Hospital is one of only three in North Carolina to receive five stars. Four other UNC Health Care affiliates received four stars. In addition, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.

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Resnick and Derey Receive 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award

Resnick and Derey Receive 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award

Last week, Volunteer Services' 24th annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon honored Caroline Resnick and Bill Derey, the 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award winners for Distinguished Volunteer Service.

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Clinical Research Forum selects genomic analysis as top 10 research achievement

Clinical Research Forum selects genomic analysis as top 10 research achievement

A cancer genomics study led by UNC Lineberger researchers and other scientists involved in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer, was selected as one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of the year.

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