Awards and Honors

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

Congratulations to School of Medicine Nursing Award Winners

The UNC School of Medicine recently recognized eight outstanding nurses in recognition of the contributions that nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research and the public service mission of UNC.

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UNC Family Medicine Center receives Mother-Baby Award

The UNC Family Medicine Center has been awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC) Mother-Baby Award for outpatient health care clinics. This award recognizes excellence in support of breastfeeding in the outpatient setting.

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UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care honored as 'Most Wired Advanced'

UNC Health Care is one of only 27 systems in the United States to be recognized as a 'Most Wired Advanced’ health system by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for its use of information technology to improve patient care and clinical integration.

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Eron Named Vice Chair of Largest NIH HIV Research Network

Eron Named Vice Chair of Largest NIH HIV Research Network

Joseph Eron, MD, has been elected vice chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1987, the ACTG is the largest network of research sites in the world dedicated to finding a cure for HIV and the virus’s opportunistic infections.

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UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. It is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has received this distinction

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Journal Edited by UNC Researcher Reaches Record High Impact Factor

Journal Edited by UNC Researcher Reaches Record High Impact Factor

ACMG's Genetics in Medicine journal receives record high impact factor, is now in top 2.5 percent of all indexed journals.

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Ernest Grant re-elected as vice president of American Nurses Association

Ernest Grant re-elected as vice president of American Nurses Association

Grant has more than 30 years of nursing and leadership experience and is an internationally recognized burn-care and fire-safety expert. He serves as the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center

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Willis laboratory recognized by Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research

Willis laboratory recognized by Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research

The Willis laboratory has been recognized by the Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research and practice and for contributions to the wider biomedical and biological sciences field. The award was chosen by a panel on the basis of originality, scientific content, presentation and contribution to the field. The award will be presented to Monte Willis, PhD, at the Society’s Annual BES Conference in Harrogate, UK on November 7.

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Biomedical engineer named a finalist in U.S. State Department research, education award

Biomedical engineer named a finalist in U.S. State Department research, education award

Zhen Gu, PhD, a researcher and professor in the UNC-NC State Joint Biomedical Engineering Program, received an international award for young investigators, and he was a finalist in a national research and education award.

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Hadler gives Ferguson-Glass Oration at Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Hadler gives Ferguson-Glass Oration at Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Nortin Hadler, MD, emeritus professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, delivered the keynote Ferguson-Glass Oration at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Melbourne, Australia, on May 9.

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2017-2018 IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) is pleased to announce six projects will be supported in the fourth year of IHQI's Improvement Scholars Program (formerly IHQI Seed Grant Program).

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Communications and News Team recognized for outstanding design

The UNC Health Care Communications and News team was recently honored with several American Inhouse Design Awards. The team's creative design work is led by Max Englund.

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Academy of Educators honors outstanding faculty

The Academy of Educators presented several awards to outstanding faculty.

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Humphry, Neblett honored for excellence in doctoral mentoring

Ruth Humphry, a professor of occupational science, and Enrique Neblett Jr., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, have received the 2017 Faculty Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.

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Caregivers at Carolina program announces second class of award recipients

The UNC Caregivers at Carolina: Support for Physician Scientists Program announces its second group of scholars and extended support for two initial recipients.

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Thorp's research on medicine and breast milk wins ACOG award

Thorp's research on medicine and breast milk wins ACOG award

John Thorp, MD, McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recognized for his research at the recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting.

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Nicholson named ACOG Fellow-at-Large

Nicholson named ACOG Fellow-at-Large

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of new officers, including UNC OB-GYN’s Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, as Fellow-at-Large.

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UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony on May 1, 2017. Many outstanding residents and faculty were recognized for their clinical and academic excellence, honoring the legacies of those who preceded them.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Three internal medicine residents have been inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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UNC Hospitals receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite Plus.

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