Awards and Honors

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

Medical Student Ben Kaplan Named 2020 Pisacano Scholar

Medical Student Ben Kaplan Named 2020 Pisacano Scholar

Kaplan, a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine and recent graduate of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of six medical students in the country to be recognized by the Pisacano Foundation for his leadership within the field of Family Medicine.

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Smith Honored with 2020 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize

Smith Honored with 2020 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize

Angela Smith, MD, MS, vice chair of academic affairs at UNC School of Medicine’s urology department, receives the 2020 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize. Dr. Smith will be awarded $5,000 and will publicly present her research during the Hettleman Lectures, the kick-off event for University Research Week.

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Adimora Receives UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award

Adimora Receives UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award

Adaora Adimora, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been honored by her peers with the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award.

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Miller Receives ASM Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology

Miller Receives ASM Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology

Melissa Miller, PhD, Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology Laboratories at the UNC Medical Center, has been a national leader on the issue of COVID-19 laboratory testing since the earliest days of the pandemic.

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Dayton receives 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award

Dayton receives 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award

Paul Dayton, PhD, is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award presented by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

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Conlon Receives 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award

Conlon Receives 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund honored Brian Conlon, PhD, as a 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award for his work on antibiotic resistance.

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Chatham Hospital Recognized As Honoree In 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award

Chatham Hospital Recognized As Honoree In 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award

Chatham Hospital is one of three hospitals nationwide to recognized by the American Hospital Association as part of the 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award.

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UNC Health Hospitals Receive Quality Achievement Awards

UNC Health Hospitals Receive Quality Achievement Awards

Seven UNC Health hospitals have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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David Gerber Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Secretary of Defense

David Gerber Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Secretary of Defense

David A. Gerber, MD, George F. Sheldon, MD, Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery at UNC Surgery, was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Secretary of Defense. Congratulations to Dr. Gerber on this well-deserved honor.

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Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Cathy Anderson, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for research conducted as part of the McGinty lab.

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Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

This year's recipient of the Employee Forum Community Award, also known as the Three Legged Stool Award, is Jackson Szeto from the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center within the Office of Medical Education.

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CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

A graduate of the LEND program at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Kenneth Kelty won a national video competition in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

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Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Dr. Brad Figler, associate professor of urology, received the faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award for his leadership of the UNC Transgender Health Program.

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Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina its 2020-2021 Research Fellows, including Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, who is also this year’s Lung Cancer Initiative Outstanding Fellow Applicant.

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UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

Laura Klinger, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, will lead a team developing a “neurodiversity toolkit” to help companies address challenges faced by employees with autism, such as social expectations and time management in the workplace.

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UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

The ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes those centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care. UNC's ECMO Director is Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.

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AACR Honors Cancer Genome Atlas Researchers with 2020 Team Science Awards

The American Association for Cancer Research presented the founding members and the current project team associated with The Cancer Genome Atlas with the 2020 AACR Team Science Awards during the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II. The awardees include UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, Katherine Hoadley, Joel Parker, Benjamin Vincent, and Jen Jen Yeh.

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Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology honored UNC Lineberger's Hyman B. Muss, MD, FASCO, with the 2020 Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award for his career-long dedication to improving the care of older patients with cancer.

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