The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded contracts totaling more than $12 million to Michael Kappelman, Kelli Allen and Donna Evon. The largest of the three awards, to Dr. Kappelman, is a 5-year, $8 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two drug therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease in children.
A team of four UNC students from different health care-related fields has won the 2015 CLARION National Case Competition, a student competition focused on improving health care through interprofessional collaboration. The victory is especially significant given that this is only the second year that UNC has been represented at the national competition, which has been held annually since 2005.
Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor and associate chair, Department of Family Medicine, and Julie Byerley, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and vice dean for Education and were recently recognized with Distinguished Teaching Awards from the University.
Sarah Rutstein, a doctoral and medical student in the department of health policy and management at the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the UNC School of Medicine, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood.
Chatham Hospital is one of only three in North Carolina to receive five stars. Four other UNC Health Care affiliates received four stars. In addition, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.
Last week, Volunteer Services' 24th annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon honored Caroline Resnick and Bill Derey, the 2014 and 2015 Elaine M. Hill Award winners for Distinguished Volunteer Service.
A cancer genomics study led by UNC Lineberger researchers and other scientists involved in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer, was selected as one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of the year.
UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Audrey Verde has received the 2015 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), a national group dedicated to the advancement of women in academics. The Scholar Award is a $15,000 scholarship for women pursuing a doctorate-level degree.
The Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards are presented to residents who both demonstrate sincere dedication to patients and their families and maintain exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients and visitors. This year, six outstanding physicians were honored.
A diverse panel of 15 physicians and specialists advised Business Insider on the top medical schools for primary care training based on their opinions and experience. The UNC School of Medicine ranked 7th on this prestigious list.
UNC Health Care administers the CMS-approved Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG-CAHPS) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. One question on that survey asks patients if they would recommend their provider's office to friends and family. Eighty of our providers had more than 94% of their patients respond “Yes, definitely!” to that question, which places them in the top quartile nationally.
This distinction, given by Healthgrades, recognizes hospitals as leaders in patient experience based on responses to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.
The awards are given each year by The Graduate School to students whose work has made a positive contribution to the state of North Carolina. The School of Medicine had six students recognized with these awards.
Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
UNC Health Care is ranked No. 50 on a new Forbes magazine list: America's Best Employers 2015.
Second-year medical student Blessing Aghaulor was one of 10 recipients of UNC's University Diversity Award.
Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, research assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, was the faculty recipient of this year's University Award for the Advancement of Women.
Richard Loeser, MD, director of Basic and Translational Research, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has received a National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) research grant enabling him to build an interdisciplinary research team to study how cell receptors called integrins transmit signals that control the response of cartilage cells to mechanical forces.
Rowell Daniels, PharmD, is one of four North Carolina pharmacists selected as a 2015 Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
After receiving recognition from American Academy of Ophthalmology in late 2014, Chair of Ophthalmology Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, receives Humanitarian of the Year award from another prestigious professional organization.