David Huang, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Health Care Comprehensive Stroke Center, was honored for his commitment to stroke care and prevention with the 2015 SHAPE (Stroke Heroes Advocating Prevention and Education) award from the North Carolina Stroke Association (NCSA). Huang received his award during a special event on Oct. 1 at the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.
Sancar’s team mapped DNA repair mechanisms that protect us against cancer.
UNC Family Medicine Part of Collaborative Receiving Large Award to Reduce Health Disparities in Rural South
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in partnership with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and East Carolina University, were awarded more than $9 million to study ways to improve blood pressure in the rural South.
Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member of UNC Lineberger, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.
Cindi Trinidad, director for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, has been honored with this year's GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.
Indiana University honored UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, for his work uncovering how brain circuits work.
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
In January, UNC SOM students Melissa Rolfson, Kyle Roedersheimer and Kahra Manji-Nix started PATCH, a program that works to expose high school students in Charlotte to the health care profession. The group was recently honored by the Charlotte Business Journal with the Excellence in Health Care for Community Partner/Advocate Award.
Shannon Carson, MD, professor of medicine, division chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Carson, who joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 1999, called the recognition the peak of his career so far at UNC.
Congratulations to our Fall 2015 Plus People. These 16 employees were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Medical Center this Fall.
UNC Lineberger’s application for renewal of a major five-year, federal grant earned an "exceptional" rating from the National Cancer Institute. The rating is the highest that a cancer center can earn for the application.
UNC Hospitals has once again achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC grants Magnet Recognition, its highest national credential, in recognition of quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. UNC Hospitals is one of only 420 health care organizations in the United States (out of more than 6,000) to earn the honor.
Ian Buchanan, MD, UNC Health Care’s vice president of cancer and children’s services, has been named to a state advisory committee that works to advise and educate government officials, other policy makers and the public to benefit cancer survivors, patients and their loved ones in North Carolina.
James F. Donohue, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, was recently recognized with a Presidential Commendation from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Donohue received the commendation in May at the organization’s international conference held in Denver.
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, vice dean for education, UNC School of Medicine, recently received the Denny, Katz, Simon, Tingelstad Academic Service Award from the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds). The award is given annually to an academic pediatrician member of NCPeds for outstanding efforts to improve the health and wellness of all children in the state.
Sean Siler, DO, MBA, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, was presented with one of the Army Medical Department’s most prestigious honors.
The Division of Nursing would like to congratulate the following recipients of the second annual Boote/Gerritsen ICU Nursing Award: Brittany N. Napier, BSN, RN, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Joshua A. Cason, CSTII, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Melissa Kristine McGrail, CSTII, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit; and Usha Koshy Cherian, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in Cancer Hospital Conference Room #1 for a short award ceremony followed by a reception.
In the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked in five of the 16 specialties. In this series, we profile these specialties to learn more about what makes them so outstanding.
The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.