Awards and Honors

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

UNC Health Care nursing teams honored with inaugural Hurst Gold Standard Award

Nursing staff from hospitals across the UNC Health Care System received the award, which recognizes outstanding achievement on performance measures that directly impact patient experience.

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Rayala, Cramer honored with University Teaching Awards

Rayala, Cramer honored with University Teaching Awards

Brian Rayala, MD, clinical associate professor of Family Medicine, and Lorraine Cramer, a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, were both honored with University Teaching Awards. Rayala received a Distinguished Teaching Award for Postbaccalaureate Instruction. Cramer received a Johnston Teaching Excellence Award.

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UNC welcomes Caltech’s David Anderson, 2017 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize winner

UNC welcomes Caltech’s David Anderson, 2017 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize winner

At the UNC School of Medicine, Anderson gave a talk on his discovery of neural circuitry controlling emotional behavior.

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For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

UNC School of Medicine professor and nurse practitioner Kate Bergamo joined diabetes advocates in the annual Call to Congress.

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Steiner Honored with Schweitzer Leadership Award

Steiner Honored with Schweitzer Leadership Award

Beat Steiner, MD, was recognized by the North Carolina chapter of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for his service to vulnerable people, particularly those living with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.

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Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Steiner elected President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Beat Steiner, MD, MPH, has been elected President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He will begin his term as President-Elect in May.

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Tsai elected President of American Medical Student Association

Tsai elected President of American Medical Student Association

UNC medical student Perry Tsai, PhD, has been elected President of the American Medical Student Association.

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Corbie-Smith elected President of the Society of General Internal Medicine

Corbie-Smith elected President of the Society of General Internal Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor, departments of Social Medicine and Medicine, has been elected President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. She will serve a three-year term as president of the organization beginning this year.

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Shaheen honored by CDIM

Shaheen honored by CDIM

Amy Shaheen, MD, received the Charles H. Griffith, III, MD, Educational Research Award during the CDIM National Meeting.

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2017 Innovation Pilot Award Winners Announced

The UNC Center for Health Innovation is pleased to announce winners of the fifth annual Innovation Pilot Awards. The Center sought proposals from employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, new technology, advanced analytics and others.

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AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

AAAAI Installs New President at 2017 Annual Meeting

David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, is Andrews Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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American Glaucoma Society selects Fleischman and colleagues for the 2017 Young Clinician Scientist Award

American Glaucoma Society selects Fleischman and colleagues for the 2017 Young Clinician Scientist Award

David Fleischman, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, and a multidisciplinary team of colleagues have been honored with the 2017 Young Clinician Scientist Award from the American Glaucoma Society.

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Smith Recognized With American College of Cardiology Top Honor

Smith Recognized With American College of Cardiology Top Honor

Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, will be presented with the Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 66th Annual Scientific Session.

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Earp, Ting recognized for career achievements in cancer research

Earp, Ting recognized for career achievements in cancer research

H. Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Cancer Care and the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research, and Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and William Rand Kenan Professor of Genetics, have been honored with the Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

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Girdler honored with University Award for the Advancement of Women

Girdler honored with University Award for the Advancement of Women

Earlier this week, Susan Girdler, PhD, was honored as one of four recipients of UNC’s University Award for the Advancement of Women.

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Reducing Irregular-Heartbeat Admissions Earns UNC Best Practices Award in Pharmacy

Reducing Irregular-Heartbeat Admissions Earns UNC Best Practices Award in Pharmacy

A multidisciplinary team at UNC Hospitals that includes UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty has been recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists with a National Best Practices Award.

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Zhang receives a CAREER award from NSF

Zhang receives a CAREER award from NSF

Qi Zhang, PhD, was recently honored with the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This program honors early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

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Bellotti honored with prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Bellotti honored with prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Adriano Bellotti, a student in the UNC School of Medicine's MD-PhD program, has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

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Ten named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

Ten named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced the winners of its annual Health Care Heroes awards. UNC Health Care was well represented on the list, with ten winners who will be honored at a banquet on March 16.

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