Awards and Honors

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

Council for Exceptional Children honors Boyd

Council for Exceptional Children honors Boyd

Brian Boyd, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, has received national recognition for his outstanding research from the Council for Exceptional Children.

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UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care designated as a National Partners in MS Care facility

UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care designated as a National Partners in MS Care facility

The UNC Health Care Center for Rehabilitation Care was recently presented with a certificate recognizing its new designation as a "Partners in MS Care – Rehabilitation" facility.

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UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physician receives national recognition

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center physician receives national recognition

The American College of Rheumatology has recognized UNC associate professor and rheumatologist Beth Jonas, MD, with its Distinguished Fellowship Program Director award. News of the award and an interview with Dr. Jonas was published in The Rheumatologist.

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2015 SOM Nursing Recognition Awards

Eight outstanding nurses were recently recognized as winners of the 2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards. These awards were established as a way to express the faculty's respect and appreciation for nurses whose personal contributions have made a significant contribution to patient care. Each award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used over a three year period for professional development.

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Burnett receives 2016 Excellence in Neuroscience Education Award

Burnett receives 2016 Excellence in Neuroscience Education Award

UNC's Stroke Program Coordinator, Nicole Burnett, RN, BSN, CNRN, SCRN, was selected as the recipient of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses' 2016 Excellence in Neuroscience Education Award.

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Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy

Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy

Qi Zhang, PhD, earned a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking techniques that allow him to create videos of the tiniest bits of the stuff that make us human.

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The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

This week, Aziz Sancar is in Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Life since the announcement that he won has been a little hectic.

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ID Faculty to Investigate Chagas Disease, Malaria with Junior Faculty Development Awards

ID Faculty to Investigate Chagas Disease, Malaria with Junior Faculty Development Awards

Two faculty within the Division of Infectious Diseases have received Junior Faculty Development Awards from UNC’s Committee on Faculty Research and Study Leaves. Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and Jessica Lin, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, each received $7,500 to be used for their individual research projects in 2016.

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UNC Hospitals Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

UNC Hospitals Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

UNC Hospitals is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

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Wilson honored by two service organizations

Wilson honored by two service organizations

Reid Wilson, PhD has been named a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has also been granted Fellow status by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in its inaugural year offering the fellow designation. Wilson serves as adjunct associate professor, Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine and director, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Durham and Chapel Hill.

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UNC fellow honored with an Alumni Recognition Award from North Central College

UNC fellow honored with an Alumni Recognition Award from North Central College

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored Nathan Montgomery, MD, PhD, with an Alumni Recognition Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes potential for success in a career, community service or support of North Central College by younger alumni.

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Roper named to '130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know'

Roper named to '130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know'

UNC Health Care CEO William L. Roper is included in the 2015 edition of "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know," published by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Cairns and Baker receive Patriot Award

Cairns and Baker receive Patriot Award

Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and Mary Lee Baker, RN, associate director of ambulatory care, were nominated for the award by Burn Center physician assistant and U.S. Army reservist Captain Chris Trum.

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Bright named to National Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

Bright named to National Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

Cedric Bright, MD, FACP, assistant dean of Admissions and Special Programs, associate professor of Medicine, was recently named to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women.

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UNC School of Medicine Joins with AMA to Create Medical School of the Future

UNC School of Medicine Joins with AMA to Create Medical School of the Future

UNC is one of 20 schools invited to join an AMA-sponsored consortium working to reshape how future physicians are trained.

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3 Anderson and ICCU receive Gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

UNC Hospitals' Cardiology Acute & Intermediate Coronary Care Unit, 3 Anderson/ICCU, has been awarded Gold-level Beacon Award designation by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. 3 Anderson/ICCU joins the ranks of the CTICU, CICU, MPCU, 5BT and SICU at UNC Hospitals as recipients of this prestigious award, and is the first mixed acuity unit in the southeast to achieve this distinction.

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Teaching Scholars Program Announces New Members

The Teaching Scholars program, launched in 1986, takes nominations from across the many divisions and departments that make up the UNC School of Medicine and chooses the next rising stars to invest faculty development time in each fall.

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