Awards and Honors

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

Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, has been honored as one of the nation's top hospitalists by the the editorial board of the American College of Physicians' Hospitalist publication.

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Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award supports accomplished leaders in cancer research.

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Li, postdoctoral fellow in Sancar lab, receives 2018 EMGS and PARE Awards

Wentao Li, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Aziz Sancar, has received the 2018 Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS) New Investigator Travel Award & 2018 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (PARE) from UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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Retsch-Bogart honored at North American CF Conference

Retsch-Bogart honored at North American CF Conference

At the recent North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Denver, George Retsch-Bogart, MD, professor of pediatrics and co-director of the UNC Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center, received the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2018 Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award.

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Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Juan Song, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology, and Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, were two of four professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty this fall.

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Vaughn awarded Scott Neil Schwirck Fellowship

Courtney Vaughn, MD-PhD student in the lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, was awarded the Scott Neil Schwirck fellowship for her work studying the role of DNA damage repair and circadian rhythm in tumor response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

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Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

At the annual International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Patient Education Meeting, Luis Diaz, MD, the Clayton E. Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor of Dermatology, was honored with the IPPF Lifetime Achievement Award. Donna Culton, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, was honored as the 2018 Doctor of the Year.

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UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

At the 35th Annual National Oncology Conference, the Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the NC Cancer Hospital for early adoption of a program to reduce drug waste and reduce drug cost.

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Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Sue Estroff, PhD, professor of social medicine and adjunct professor of anthropology and psychiatry, has been honored by her peers with the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award.

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Jones to receive distinguished alumni award from UNC-Greensboro

Jones to receive distinguished alumni award from UNC-Greensboro

Samuel Jones, MD, associate professor of surgery, will be honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Greensboro.

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Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the departments of social medicine and medicine, was elected for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues of engaging communities in research to achieve health and equity.

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American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli

American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli

The Judith E. Tintinalli Excellence in Education Award is a lifetime achievement award given to someone who has made a lasting change on emergency medicine education over a career.

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Jane Brice receives Dr. George Johnson Jr. Award

Jane Brice receives Dr. George Johnson Jr. Award

The award is given by the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council to persons who have made significant long-term contributions to Emergency Medical Services in North Carolina.

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UNC Faculty Earn Awards during IDWeek Conference

Infectious diseases specialists from around the country gathered in San Francisco the first week of October for their annual IDWeek conference. During the meeting, David Weber, MD, MPH, and Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, were both honored with awards.

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Roper to receive 2018 North Carolina Award, State’s Highest Honor

Roper to receive 2018 North Carolina Award, State’s Highest Honor

The state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, will be presented to six distinguished North Carolinians Friday, Nov. 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Governor Roy Cooper will present the award at a 7 p.m. banquet and ceremony. The award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine is one of this year's honorees.

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Celebrating the 2018 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, five outstanding physicians were honored.

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Bradley Allf Wins Brain Awareness Video Contest

Bradley Allf Wins Brain Awareness Video Contest

BrainFacts.org, a public information initiative, selected Bradley Allf’s video “I Think, Therefore I Sleep” as the 2018 winner of its Brain Awareness Video Context. Allf created the video as a technician in the lab of Graham Diering, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology.

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Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative honored at Nexus Summit

Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative honored at Nexus Summit

The UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative team was presented with an honorable mention of the 2018 George E. Thibault, Nexus Award at the Nexus Summit Conference.

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Clinical Psychology Internship Program Awards

The faculty of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program invite you to join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2017-2018 awards for an outstanding psychology intern and for excellence in teaching by internship faculty. The awards were celebrated at the Psychology Internship’s graduation dinner in August.

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