Awards and Honors

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

McCann, Hanson Proactively Supported Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives 'Community Health Partnership Award'

McCann, Hanson Proactively Supported Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives 'Community Health Partnership Award'

In the early days of the pandemic, Meghan McCann, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, and newly-formed community teams worked together to protect patients and staff in nursing homes and assisted-living communities. To recognize UNC Health’s long-term care guidance and response, the Chatham County Board of Health has awarded UNC Health its “Community Health Partnership Award.”

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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, a professor in the division of pediatric gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a recipient of the 2020 Uniting to Care & Cure Award.

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Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

A leading, internationally recognized rheumatologist, scientist, and thought leader, Dr. Richard Loeser is Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

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Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizon's Director of Health Services, was selected as this year's recipient of the Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship.

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Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

The Division of Geriatric Medicine's Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, has been named by the US Deprescribing Research Network as a 2020-2021 Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee. As part of the Network’s inaugural cohort, Dr. Niznik and fellow awardees will expand support for deprescribing research among older adults.

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Hayes-Jordan Elected President-elect of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Hayes-Jordan Elected President-elect of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, division chief of pediatric surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital, was elected President-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS).

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Pascarella selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Pascarella selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Luigi Pascarella, MD, associate professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and director of the surgery clerkship, has been selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Four SOM Students Named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Four SOM Students Named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Lauren Halsey, Stephen Himmelberg, Sumaiya Mubarack, and Micayla Jones are four of 25 class members in the 2020-21 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (NCASF). Students will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills, following the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.

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SOM Professor and Two Graduates Receive 2019-2020 LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards

SOM Professor and Two Graduates Receive 2019-2020 LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards

Brad Figler, MD, associate professor of urology, received the award for his work creating the UNC Transgender Health Program as a way to support coordination and quality of care for transgender patients. Recent SOM graduates Noa Nessim, MD, and Margo Faulk, MD, received their awards for starting the Gender Affirming Care Clinic at UNC’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC, the nation’s first student-run free clinic).

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Cannefax Named Massey Award Winner

Cannefax Named Massey Award Winner

Julie Cannefax, student-business services coordinator for the curriculum in toxicology, received a 2020 Massey Award, one of the most prestigious distinctions for faculty and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Griffith Wins Photographic Society of America’s Progress Award

Griffith Wins Photographic Society of America’s Progress Award

Jack Griffith, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Progress in Photography Award from the Photographic Society of America for his work using photo-microscopy with the electron microscope to reveal details of DNA mechanics and organization.

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Menard Receives Outstanding District Service Award

Menard Receives Outstanding District Service Award

M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, was honored with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Outstanding District Service Award amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Luigi Pascarella Receives Craver Medical Student Teaching Award

Luigi Pascarella Receives Craver Medical Student Teaching Award

It is with great pleasure we announce that Luigi Pascarella, MD, associate professor of vascular surgery and surgery clerkship director, has been chosen by the Academy of Educators as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Craver Medical Student Teaching Award.

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Knittel Selected as Recipient of Woods Faculty Award

Knittel Selected as Recipient of Woods Faculty Award

Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, won the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award for her research on women’s health and the criminal justice system.

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Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

William Fischer, MD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, earned Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine from the UNC School of Medicine for their infectious diseases research and clinical care.

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Fowler, Cohen inducted into UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece

Fowler, Cohen inducted into UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece

Wesley Fowler, MD, Associate Dean for Medical Alumni Affairs and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Myron Cohen, MD, Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology and Epidemiology, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health, and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, have been inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece.

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Congratulations to recent AOA inductees

This spring, 10 medical students, 24 residents & fellows, 10 faculty, and 2 SOM alumni were inducted into AOA, the national medical honor society.

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Tan Honored as Staff Recipient for University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Tan Honored as Staff Recipient for University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Valerie Tan, the associate chair for administration in the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the UNC School of Medicine, has been selected as the staff recipient of the 2020 University Awards for the Advancement of Women, offered annually by the Carolina Women’s Center.

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