Awards and Honors

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

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding

The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.

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Bautch Receives Outstanding Investigator Award

Bautch Receives Outstanding Investigator Award

Victoria Bautch, PhD, was recently awarded $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. The award will enable the Bautch Lab to study the molecular and cellular control of angiogenesis, a naturally occurring process responsible for the formation and growth of blood vessels.

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Diering selected as finalist for Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Diering selected as finalist for Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The biotech company and top-tier science journal named Graham Diering, PhD, as one of three finalists whose essays on neurobiology were published in Science.

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UNC Health Care achieves Stage 7 designation on HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model

UNC Health Care has achieved Stage 7 designation for hospitals and outpatient practices on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. This is a significant achievement given that Stage 7 designation – the highest ranking available – is held by only six percent of U.S. health systems.

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Reid honored as first Craver Professor

Reid honored as first Craver Professor

With the support and generosity of UNC School of Medicine alum Joseph M. Craver, MD ’67, the Office of Medical Education is proud to announce the creation of the Craver Professor Award honoring outstanding teachers in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery who both inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching. The first Craver Professor Award recipient is Trista D. Reid, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Acute Care Surgery.

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The Right Note at the Right Time

The Right Note at the Right Time

One great performance earned Angela Smith a music scholarship to UNC. She’s been in Chapel Hill ever since. Now, as a urologic oncologist, she’s developing an app to ensure her patients get the right information, right on time. Her work has earned her a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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Envisioning His Future

Envisioning His Future

Qing Zhang earns a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for his work understanding oxygen’s role in therapy-resistant tumors.

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Yeh and Strahl named Smithies Investigators

Yeh and Strahl named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of surgery, and biochemistry and biophysics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Flythe earns Woods junior faculty award

Flythe earns Woods junior faculty award

Jennifer Flythe, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, has been selected as this year’s James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award winner.

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Keith honored as one of UNC's 'Bridge Builders'

Keith honored as one of UNC's 'Bridge Builders'

After receiving nominations from the campus community and the general public, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt has named 19 scholarships for “Bridge Builders,” individuals whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community. One scholarship was named for Larry Keith, former assistant dean of admissions, associate director of the Office of Educational Development and director of special programs at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Wardrop selected for leadership positions in American College of Physicians

Wardrop selected for leadership positions in American College of Physicians

Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD, FACP, has been named Governor-Elect of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. In addition, Wardrop has been selected as Chair-Elect of the American College of Physicians' National Council of Early Career Physicians.

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Castillo receives American Society of Neuroradiology Gold Medal

Castillo receives American Society of Neuroradiology Gold Medal

Mauricio Castillo, MD, has been selected as one of two recipients of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)’s 2018 Gold Medal. This award is given annually to distinguished neuroradiologists in recognition of outstanding service to the subspecialty.

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Kirkman to chair National Diabetes Education Program

Kirkman to chair National Diabetes Education Program

M. Sue Kirkman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center's Clinical Trials Unit, has been appointed Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program. Kirkman's term as Chair begins on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Roper and Burriss named to '183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017'

Roper and Burriss named to '183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know 2017'

According to Becker's Hospital Review, "The men and women on this list lead some of the largest and most successful nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. "

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Forbes names Dees as a top breast cancer expert in the U.S.

Forbes names Dees as a top breast cancer expert in the U.S.

UNC Lineberger’s Claire Dees, MD, is one of the country’s top 27 breast oncologists, according to Forbes magazine.

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Kibbe receives 2017 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award

Kibbe receives 2017 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award

Melina Kibbe, MD, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Rodman L. Sheen and Thomas G. Sheen Award at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

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Back to Bedside grant awarded to UNC Medicine residents

Back to Bedside grant awarded to UNC Medicine residents

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has selected UNC Medical Center as a funding recipient for Back to Bedside, a resident-led initiative to empower medical residents and fellows to find new ways to increase time with patients, to in turn, improve physician and patient well-being.

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Bice named Physician of the Year by NC Society for Respiratory Care

Bice named Physician of the Year by NC Society for Respiratory Care

Thomas Bice, MD, has received the Physician of the Year Award by the North Carolina Society for Respiratory Care. The award recognizes his efforts to coordinate the ROAD (Respiratory Optimization and Assistance for Discharge) Team at UNC Medical Center.

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