Awards and Honors

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

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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American Health Council Names Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH to Physician Board

American Health Council Names Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH to Physician Board

He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Primary Care, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, and Family Medicine.

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Fraher appointed to Council of Graduate Medical Education

Fraher appointed to Council of Graduate Medical Education

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, assistant professor of family medicine and director of the Program on Health and Workforce Research and Policy at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, has been appointed to the Council of Graduate Medical Education.

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UNC’s CenteringPregnancy® program earns official site status from the Centering® Healthcare Institute

UNC OB-GYN’S CenteringPregnancy® program has received official site approval from the Centering® Healthcare Institute, the result of a two-year process to establish and certify this innovative form of group prenatal care at UNC.

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Nelson honored by Rheumatology Research Foundation

Nelson honored by Rheumatology Research Foundation

Amanda Nelson, MD, a rheumatologist at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has received the “Innovative Research Award” from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. This grant will enable her to study the association between features of osteoarthritis that are observable with ultrasound compared to x-ray observations and symptoms, as well as the potential influence of factors such as age, sex, race, obesity and prior injury.

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Office of the Provost honors 22 UNC SOM faculty with Junior Faculty Development Awards

The Office of the Provost recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Junior Faculty Development Awards. These awards provide support for outstanding junior faculty members. Twenty-two members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty were among this year's award 71 recipients.

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Inaugural DAHS faculty awards honor Dr. Sue Beck and Melissa Culp

Inaugural DAHS faculty awards honor Dr. Sue Beck and Melissa Culp

The awards, which will be conferred every other year, honor faculty members who have served the Department of Allied Health Sciences for three or more years and have made significant contributions of leadership and excellence.

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Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis

Bergmeier receives 2016 ATVB Special Recognition in Thrombosis

Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, was recently honored with a Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis.

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ImproveCareNow, UNC Pediatric IBD Team win 2016 Drucker Prize

Congratulations to the UNC Pediatric IBD Team, a founding member of ImproveCareNow (ICN), which has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Drucker Prize. ICN is a network of care centers with clinicians, researchers, patients, families and improvers working together to transform the health, care and costs for children and youth with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Second Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Second Annual Class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.

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Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award

Brownstein receives 2016 Fuller Award

Michelle Brownstein, MD, assistant professor of surgery, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award, given annually to the member of the medical staff who most embodies Fuller’s lifelong commitment to patient care, teaching and community service.

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UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

This is the first time that the American Heart Association (AHA) has presented two major awards to one recipient.

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Changing Course, Finding a Home

Changing Course, Finding a Home

From his position as a transfusion medicine physician, Jay Raval, MD, collaborates with providers from across UNC Medical Center to coordinate the best treatments for patients, while also giving him the chance to study ways to improve that care. His efforts have earned him this year’s Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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Celebrating Student Research

Celebrating Student Research

On Nov. 11, the UNC School of Medicine celebrated the 48th annual Student Research Day, hosted by the John B. Graham Student Research Society.

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Following the ‘Tinman’

Following the ‘Tinman’

Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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Tracing the Development of Neurons

Tracing the Development of Neurons

Stephanie Gupton, PhD, was recently awarded a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship Award for her research into how neurons change shape and mature during development. We sat down with her for Five Questions.

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Gallaher honored by American College of Surgeons

Gallaher honored by American College of Surgeons

Jared Gallaher, MD, a fourth-year surgery resident was recently awarded Best Abstract in the category of Global Surgery by the American College of Surgery.

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Inaugural Lee McLean Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring honors Elizabeth R. Crais

Inaugural Lee McLean Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring honors Elizabeth R. Crais

The inaugural Lee McLean Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring honored Dr. Elizabeth R. Crais at The Carolina Club in early November.

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Weber elected to Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's Board of Trustees

Weber elected to Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's Board of Trustees

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has elected David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, pediatrics and epidemiology, to its Board of Trustees.

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