Awards and Honors

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

Nobel Laureate Sancar Receives 2019 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Nobel Laureate Sancar Receives 2019 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, was recognized by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for his distinguished career in science and discoveries in the field of DNA repair.

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Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

R. Balfour Sartor, MD, the Margaret W. and Lorimer W. Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the American Gastroenterological Association‘s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Joyner receives Craver Professor Award

Joyner receives Craver Professor Award

Benny L. Joyner, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Director of the UNC Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center, 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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Ratner to Receive National Leadership Award

Ratner to Receive National Leadership Award

Shana Ratner, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and section chief for education and clinical practice, has been selected to receive the 2020 Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Medicine Leadership Award, to be presented May 6 at the ACLGIM Annual Dinner in Birmingham, AL.

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Iweala Receives AAAAI Award, Funding Innovative Alpha-gal Research

Iweala Receives AAAAI Award, Funding Innovative Alpha-gal Research

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, an allergist and alpha-gal researcher in the UNC division of rheumatology, allergy & immunology, was granted the three-year Faculty Development Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). The focus of her research will be: "Glycolipids and Invariant Natural Killer T Cells in Alpha-gal Syndrome."

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Bludorn named Vice President of Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Bludorn named Vice President of Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) has named Janelle Bludorn, a clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies program, as its vice president for 2020-2021. The PA program is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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Teams Honored at UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards

Teams Honored at UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards

The inaugural UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Awards were held at the Medical Center Improvement Council (MCIC) meeting on Jan. 14 in NC Cancer Hospital, Conference Room 1.

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Sparkenbaugh, Lee Receive Scholar Awards from American Society of Hematology

Sparkenbaugh, Lee Receive Scholar Awards from American Society of Hematology

Erica Sparkenbaugh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology, and Robert Lee, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry and biophysics, have been selected to receive Scholar Awards from the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

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2020 UNC Diversity Award Nominations Now Open

The Diversity Awards are UNC-Chapel Hill's official recognition of the work being done by people and groups across campus to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Carolina and beyond. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 14.

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Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, Appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, Appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

UNC Department of Family Medicine professor and vice chair of research, Katrina Donahue MD, MPH, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as one of its newest members.

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Ciccone Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases Award

Ciccone Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases Award

Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, a clinical instructor and fellow of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, will use the fellowship to develop a new diagnostic test to identify Brucella as a cause of pediatric febrile illness in Kasese, Uganda.

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Nina Browner, MD, Receives AAN’s 2020 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

Nina Browner, MD, Receives AAN’s 2020 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

Dr. Browner is the Department of Neurology’s vice chair for education and the director of the Adult Neurology Residency Program.

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Rebuli wins 2020 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award

Rebuli wins 2020 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award

Meghan E. Rebuli, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Curriculum in Toxicology & Environmental Medicine and the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, has been awarded the 2020 Best Postdoctoral Publication Award by the Society of Toxicology for outstanding work in the field of toxicology.

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Van Le Named Scientific Editor for BJOG

Van Le Named Scientific Editor for BJOG

Linda Van Le, MD, Leonard D. Palumbo Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, has been named the Scientific Editor for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG).

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, and the recipients are Chad Pecot, Li Qian, Gregory Scherrer, Greg Wang.

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Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students, recent graduate alumni within numerous programs earned honors for research benefiting North Carolina.

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Pino named Health Care Hero

Pino named Health Care Hero

Joseph Pino, MD, Associate Dean and Campus Director, UNC School of Medicine Wilmington Campus, has been recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

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Channing Der Named AAAS Fellow

Channing Der Named AAAS Fellow

Channing Der, PhD, in the UNC Department of Pharmacology and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named as one of 443 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences for 2019. He is one of three selected from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Mara Buchbinder awarded the Polgar prize at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Mara Buchbinder awarded the Polgar prize at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

At the recent American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Mara Buchbinder, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine was awarded the Polgar prize.

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