Awards and Honors

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

CICU reaches five years VAP-free

CICU reaches five years VAP-free

Last month, members of the UNC Hospitals Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) gathered with hospital leadership to celebrate the unit's incredibly rare accomplishment: going five years without a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).

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UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings

UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings

Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.

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Dudley named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Dudley named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Andrew Dudley, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology, was recently named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar. His funded research proposal will investigate “Mechanisms of tumor escape from anti-angiogenic therapy.”

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UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine

UNC Researchers Selected for Highly Competitive Grant in Geriatric Medicine

The Center for Aging and Health/ Division of Geriatric Medicine has received funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine for a collaborative project led by Drs. Timothy Platts-Mills and Sheryl Zimmerman.

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Cohen to give 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Cohen to give 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Myron Cohen, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.

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Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a grant to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies."

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Gessner, Dobes win Carolina KickStart fellowships

Recent graduates Ryan Gessner and Nicholas Dobes will work with biomedical engineers Paul Dayton, PhD, and Nancy Albritton, PhD, respectively.

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Buse recognized as leading expert in type 2 diabetes

Buse recognized as leading expert in type 2 diabetes

John B. Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology and director of the Diabetes Care Center, has been ranked as one of the world’s foremost experts in type 2 diabetes based on an analysis of publications in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database.

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Leadership Excellence Awards in Pharmacy

Leadership Excellence Awards in Pharmacy

Employees from UNC Medical Center entered the Leadership Excellence Awards in Pharmacy, sponsored annually by Baxter Health Care Corporation. UNC teams took home the Gold and Silver.

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Bynum honored for obesity prevention work

Bynum honored for obesity prevention work

Milele Bynum, a third-year medical student, earned the Community Outreach Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians for "Walking in Faith," a faith-based nutrition education and walking program.

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Martin elected to the Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Martin elected to the Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Ian B.K. Martin, MD, FACEP, is assistant professor of emergency medicine and medicine. SAEM is the premier international organization representing researchers and teachers of emergency medicine.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of “America’s Best”

This marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.

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UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline quality achievement award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline quality achievement award for heart attack care

UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Cairns receives John Marx Leadership Award

Cairns receives John Marx Leadership Award

Charles B. Cairns, MD, professor and chair of emergency medicine, was awarded the 2014 John Marx Leadership Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Platts-Mills given Young Investigator Award

Platts-Mills given Young Investigator Award

Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was awarded a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Neher receives grant from the American Heart Association

Neher receives grant from the American Heart Association

Dr. Saskia Neher, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a beginning grant-in-aid, which promotes the independent status of promising scientists.

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Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Biese, McNeal-Trice, and Viera named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professors

Kevin Biese, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, and Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, distinguished associate professor of family medicine, were nominated by the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.

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Greg Wang receives an ASH Scholar Award

Greg Wang receives an ASH Scholar Award

Congratulations to Greg Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics who is the recipient of an American Society of Hematology Scholar Award.

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UNC Hospitals honored with quality achievement award for stroke care

UNC Hospitals honored with quality achievement award for stroke care

UNC Hospitals has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of stroke patients.

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