Awards and Honors

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

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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UNC Students Win National Health Care Case Competition

UNC Students Win National Health Care Case Competition

A team of four UNC students won the 2019 UNC Health Care Case Competition, a national competition challenging students to develop an innovative solution to a relevant health care issue.

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Loeser honored by Rheumatology Research Foundation

Loeser honored by Rheumatology Research Foundation

Richard Loeser, MD, was honored by Rheumatology Research Foundation’s “Memorial Lectureship Award,” at the 2019 Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. During Loeser’s lecture, he provided a comprehensive perspective regarding, “Osteoarthritis: Past, Present and Future.”

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Chung receives recognition as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association

Chung receives recognition as a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association

Arlene E. Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, will be inducted into the 2ndcohort of Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).

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UNC Pediatrics Carolinas Collaborative Award

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to share that the UNC has received three years of funding as part of the Carolinas Collaborative.

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Steiner Elected to National APA Board

Steiner Elected to National APA Board

The Department of Pediatrics is excited to announce that Michael Steiner, MD, MPH, has been elected 2020 Secretary/Treasurer for the national Academic Pediatric Association.

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Celebrating the 2019 Cefalo House Officer Awards

Celebrating the 2019 Cefalo House Officer Awards

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, four outstanding physicians were honored.

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Sullivan Receives Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award

Sullivan Receives Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick Sullivan, MD, Yeargan Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics and Director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics, received the award Oct. 29.

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UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn Top ‘A’ Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

Most hospitals affiliated with UNC Health Care received high marks on the latest hospital safety report card from the Leapfrog Group, reflecting the hard work and continuous improvement across our system to protect patients.

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Tintinalli honored by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

Tintinalli honored by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS, Professor and Chair Emeritus in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been awarded the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

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UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

The Innovator Awards recognize Association of Community Cancer Center member programs for their ingenuity and pioneering achievements in oncology. Innovations advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.

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Kole Wins Massry Prize

Kole Wins Massry Prize

Ryszard Kole, PhD, professor emeritus in the pharmacology department, was honored this past weekend with the prestigious Massry Prize for his work in creating messenger RNA-based therapeutics.

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Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, in the department of medicine, was selected for this honor for her integral work in the field of HIV prevention.

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Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Honored with the Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professorship

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Honored with the Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professorship

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD, FACS, FAAP, was honored with the Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professorship.

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UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care announces pilot grant awardees

UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care announces pilot grant awardees

The PPMH matched funds from the NC TraCS $5-$50K Pilot Program for four principal investigators in the UNC School of Medicine who proposed projects that would generate evidence for implementation of precision medicine approaches in the UNC Health Care System and beyond.

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