Awards and Honors

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

Recipients of Faculty Collaborative Research Chat Awards

The School of Medicine is happy to announce that 5 proposals for discussions to initiate new interdisciplinary collaborations have been funded through the new funding mechanisms: Faculty Collaborative Research Chat Awards.

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Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.

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Ten UNC Faculty Members Earn Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine will recognize 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.

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Qian Receives $1.8-million NIH grant to study human cardiomyocytes

Qian Receives $1.8-million NIH grant to study human cardiomyocytes

Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, associate director of UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute, has been awarded a $1.8-million research grant from the NIH starting January 1st, 2019 to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate determination of human cardiomyocytes.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $2.4-million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health receives $2.4-million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has been awarded a $2.4-million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The project will address homelessness and provide comprehensive behavioral health care and other services for individuals living with serious mental illnesses who are experiencing or who are at risk for homelessness. Thava Mahadevan, MS, director of operations at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health is PI for the five-year-grant.

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Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve health.

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Basch elected to ASCO Board of Directors

Basch elected to ASCO Board of Directors

As a member of the board, Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO, will help shape the direction and policies of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.

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UNC Health Care one of 11 winners of 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award

UNC Health Care is one of 11 health systems nationwide to receive the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes our ability to leverage the value of health information technology to improve patient outcomes. Congratulations to our teams across UNC Health Care on yet another national technology award!​​​

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Shaheen receives Craver Professor Award

Shaheen receives Craver Professor Award

Amy Shaheen, MD, MSC, professor of clinical medicine, has been honored with the Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. The Craver Medical Student Teaching Award was established by UNC School of Medicine graduate Joseph M. Craver, MD, to honor outstanding teachers in internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery who inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching.

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Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, has been honored as one of the nation's top hospitalists by the the editorial board of the American College of Physicians' Hospitalist publication.

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Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award supports accomplished leaders in cancer research.

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Li, postdoctoral fellow in Sancar lab, receives 2018 EMGS and PARE Awards

Li, postdoctoral fellow in Sancar lab, receives 2018 EMGS and PARE Awards

Wentao Li, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Aziz Sancar, has received the 2018 Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS) New Investigator Travel Award & 2018 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (PARE) from UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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Retsch-Bogart honored at North American CF Conference

Retsch-Bogart honored at North American CF Conference

At the recent North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Denver, George Retsch-Bogart, MD, professor of pediatrics and co-director of the UNC Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center, received the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2018 Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award.

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Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Juan Song, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology, and Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, were two of four professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty this fall.

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Vaughn awarded Scott Neil Schwirck Fellowship

Vaughn awarded Scott Neil Schwirck Fellowship

Courtney Vaughn, MD-PhD student in the lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, was awarded the Scott Neil Schwirck fellowship for her work studying the role of DNA damage repair and circadian rhythm in tumor response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

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Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

At the annual International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Patient Education Meeting, Luis Diaz, MD, the Clayton E. Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor of Dermatology, was honored with the IPPF Lifetime Achievement Award. Donna Culton, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, was honored as the 2018 Doctor of the Year.

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