Awards and Honors

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

UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

The American Association of Medical Colleges selected the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education as a winner of a $2,500 Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award: Innovations in Research and Education.

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CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

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Internal Medicine recertified for NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic recently achieved recertification for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program for October 2014 - 2017.

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Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Sarah D. Linnstaedt, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant from The American Pain Society. This prestigious junior faculty award will help Dr. Linnstaedt to advance her studies examining the role of microRNA in chronic pain pathogenesis.

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DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. DeSimone is also a professor of pharmacology.

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UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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Call for Nominations: Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

The UNC Faculty Council's Committee on Honorary Degrees and Special Awards now invites your nominations for next year's Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award, which will be presented at the October 12, 2015, University Day ceremony.

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Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Budenz to receive Outstanding Humanitarian Award

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, Chairman of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology, was recently announced as the recipient of an outstanding humanitarian award from one of the field’s most prestigious professional organizations.

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Li, Strand and Lim receive awards from American Society of Hematology

Shimena Li, Eric D. Strand and Ming Y. Lim, MB BChir, have been named recipients of the various career-development awards from the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

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Two UNC Training Programs Ranked

Two UNC Training Programs Ranked

In a recent peer survey, UNC's Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice residency training programs were ranked in top 10.

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Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor

Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor

Five winners of a not so famous award based at UNC have gone on to win the highest honor in medicine.

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Talent Acquisition and Nursing Employment win Candidates Experience Award

Sixty-two companies were recognized for delivering high-quality candidate experience in this year's Candidates Experience Awards. UNC Health Care's Talent and Acquisition and Nursing Employment were among the winners, which included companies such as General Motors, NBC and The Hershey Company.

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11 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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Watkins Wins Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award

Watkins Wins Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award

Paul Watkins, MD, professor of medicine, was given the award by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Award recipients are investigators who are actively involved in high-quality clinical pharmacologic research.

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Ellington and Spong awarded 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to know

Ellington and Spong awarded 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to know

Chris Ellington and Bernadette Spong were listed in Becker's Hospital Review for "150 hospital and health system CFOs to know."

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Parham wins 2014 CIO Award from Triangle Business Journal

Parham wins 2014 CIO Award from Triangle Business Journal

Congratulations to Tracy Parham, RN, UNC Health Care's Chief Information Officer (CIO), who was recently recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal's "CIO Award" winners.

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Broadhurst, Cline, and Goheen named 2014 Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellows in Tropical Medicine

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has announced the 2014 recipients of the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 22 Fellows from 18 medical schools were selected. From the UNC School of Medicine, Rob Broadhurst, Amelia Cline, and Morgan Goheen were named 2014 Fellows .

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The Ras Tracker

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

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Laughlin, Prieur, Morea win 2013-2014 Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Awards

Sarah Laughlin, MS, won the Wallach Award for interns. Mary Beth Prieur, PhD, and Paul Morea, LCSW, are the faculty recipients of the Jody T. Konanc award.

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