Awards and Honors

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

Mercer named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

Mercer named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD, a Division of Physical Therapy faculty member, was honored for her exemplary work in clinical practice, education, research, and service.

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Enarson receives LCME Distinguished Service Award

Enarson receives LCME Distinguished Service Award

Cam Enarson, MD, MBA, has been honored with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Distinguished Service Award. The LCME Distinguished Service Award was established in 2012 and is conferred at the LCME Service Recognition Award Ceremony and Reception at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. LCME reviews and awards accreditation status to educational programs leading to the MD degrees in both the United States and Canada.

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Magnuson elected vice-president and future president of Genetics Society of America

Magnuson elected vice-president and future president of Genetics Society of America

Terry Magnuson, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Genetics and Vice Chancellor for Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been elected 2018 vice president and 2019 president of the Genetics Society of America. Magnuson has previously served GSA as a member of the Board of Directors and as both an Associate and Senior Editor of the GSA journal GENETICS

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Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.

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UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn High Marks for Safety from the Leapfrog Group

We’re proud to report that UNC Medical Center, UNC REX Healthcare, High Point Regional and Johnston Health earned “A” grades for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients. Leapfrog released its latest set of hospital safety scores on Tuesday, Oct. 31. View details and the full list of scores for all UNC Health Care hospitals at this Intranet link.

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Carolina Care Inpatient Awards

Carolina Care Inpatient Awards

Several units were honored for outstanding HCAHPS and Press-Ganey scores last Thursday. See the winners here.

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Powell appointed to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

Powell appointed to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

Cynthia Powell, MD, professor of pediatrics and genetics, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.

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14 UNC Health Care nurses chosen as 'Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina'

The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

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Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes

Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes

Mara Buchbinder and Spencer Smith were awarded $5,000 as Hettleman Prize winners, Buchbinder for her work on social and ethical health care challenges and Smith for his work on understanding the roles of brain connections in human health.

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Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.

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Brazeau, Hills honored with Benjamin Kean Travel Fellowships

Brazeau, Hills honored with Benjamin Kean Travel Fellowships

Medical students Nicholas Brazeau and Justin Hills have been named Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, was selected because of his achievements in developing and commercializing advanced technologies in green chemistry, nanoparticle fabrication, precision medicine and 3-D printing.

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Jordan receives American Medical Association’s Inspirational Physician Award

Jordan receives American Medical Association’s Inspirational Physician Award

Each year the AMA’s Women Physicians Section honors outstanding doctors who are recognized for having offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 “Inspirational Physician” Award, which serves as a platform to showcase the accomplishments of women physicians, and highlights advocacy needs related to professional concerns of women physicians and health issues affecting women patients.

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2017 UNC Medical Center Exceptional Patient Service and Patient Service Star Award Winners

2017 UNC Medical Center Exceptional Patient Service and Patient Service Star Award Winners

On Thursday, Aug. 24, Dr. Ian Buchanan, Dr. Matt Mauro, and Meghan McCann presented 30 clinics the 2017 Award for Exceptional Patient Service and 18 employees the Patient Service Star Award. Please join us in congratulating our high-performing colleagues and clinics. The complete lists of clinics and STAR recipients can be found below, as well as a clinics that received performance awards.

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UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

UNC Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation program was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Fourth Annual Gerritsen/Boote ICU Nursing Award Winners

Fourth Annual Gerritsen/Boote ICU Nursing Award Winners

The Division of Nursing would like to congratulate this year's recipients of the Gerritsen/Boote ICU Nursing Award.

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UNC Health Care CEO William Roper Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

UNC Health Care CEO William Roper Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

As UNC Health Care’s CEO, Dr. Roper oversees a clinical enterprise that provides more than 3 million clinic visits across North Carolina each year. He is also Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, which is nationally ranked for primary care, family care and rural medicine.

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Shen honored by Association of Women Surgeons

Shen honored by Association of Women Surgeons

Mary Shen, a fourth-year medical student, has received the Patricia Numann Outstanding Medical Student Award from the Association of Women Surgeons.

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