Awards and Honors

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

Ernest Grant named one of '50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know'

Ernest Grant named one of '50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know'

Dr. Grant has more than 30 years of nurse leadership experience and currently serves as the vice president of the American Nurses Association. He is also the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals.

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Thoracic Surgery Service Line Receives the Excellence in Quality Award

The Excellence in Quality Award for this quarter was presented to the leadership of the Thoracic Surgery Service Line, which spans TICU, CTSU, and 3 & 5 Anderson.

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Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was honored with the award at the UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral hooding ceremony May 12.

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Shaheen receives mentor award

Shaheen receives mentor award

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, has been recognized for mentoring excellence by the American Gastroenterological Association.

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UNC Medical Center again named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

UNC Medical Center again named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

Becker's Healthcare selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics.

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UNC Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

UNC Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

A pioneer in high-resolution electron microscopy, Jack Griffith, PhD, earned one of the most prestigious honors in science during a career packed with distinguished research and collaborations that began prior to him coming to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978.

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Davis elected Vice President of Society for Pediatric Research

Davis elected Vice President of Society for Pediatric Research

Stephanie Davis, MD, who will assume the role of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital effective July 23, has been elected Vice President of the Society for Pediatric Research.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

The medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, has announced the induction of new members including medical students, residents, and faculty.

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Winners of 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Winners of 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Greg and Uma Chugha were presented with the 2018 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service for their 14 years of service to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Meadowmont.

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UNC System Supply Chain awarded GHX Millennium Club status

The GHX Millennium Club recognizes supply chains that have achieved the highest levels of e-commerce automation, are continually improving their efficiency and reducing the health care system's cost.

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UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories

UNC Health Care’s Stage 7 designations for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics confirm its position as a national leader in health information technology.

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Brown honored with UNC Public Service Award

Brown honored with UNC Public Service Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service recognized several community-based programs led by Carolina faculty, staff and students at its 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9. Celeste Brown, a fourth-year medical student, was honored with a Public Service Award for her work as a co-founder of the White Coats, Black Doctors Foundation.

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Garcia Receives Neurovirology Award

Garcia Receives Neurovirology Award

J. Victor Garcia, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health and Infectious Disease, is the 2018 recipient of the Opendra Narayan Lecture.

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Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

As a member of Susan G. Komen's Scientific Advisory Board, UNC Lineberger's Lisa A. Carey, MD, will be responsible for helping guide Komen’s $956-million research program – second only to the U.S. government in funding of breast cancer research.

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Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Paul Dayton, PhD, Melina Kibbe, MD, and Christopher Sims, MD, into its College of Fellows.

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UNC Hospitals Named an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

UNC Hospitals Named an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill has been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality for the 2018 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) survey. The HEI scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

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UNC Health Care achieves highest recognition in health analytics

UNC Health Care has achieved Stage 7 designation – the highest rank possible – as tracked by the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) from HIMSS Analytics, a global healthcare research advisory firm. Stage 7 recognizes “personalized medicine & prescriptive analytics,” and UNC Health Care is one of only two organizations in the world that have reached Stage 7 on the AMAM.

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Nielsen appointed to lead cross-institutional quality improvement efforts

Nielsen appointed to lead cross-institutional quality improvement efforts

Matthew Nielsen, MD, Associate Professor of Urology and Director of the Division of Urologic Oncology, has been appointed co-director of Cross Institutional Quality Improvement Implementation efforts with the High Value Practice Academic Alliance.

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Bright Elected to the Governor’s Council of the American Council of Physicians’ North Carolina Chapter

Bright Elected to the Governor’s Council of the American Council of Physicians’ North Carolina Chapter

Cedric Bright, MD, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence; Director, Office of Special Programs; Associate Professor, has been elected onto the Governor’s Council of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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UNC School of Medicine Ranked Number One for Primary Care

UNC School of Medicine Ranked Number One for Primary Care

In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC School of Medicine 1st in primary care, 23rd in research, and 14th for obstetrics and gynecology.

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