SILVER SPRING, MD – Representatives at the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Membership Assembly elected Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association, to serve as vice president of the professional association that represents the interests of the nation’s 3.4 million registered nurses (RNs).
It's official: the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont received first place for the most steps taken during the Medical Fitness Association's Annual Walking Challenge in May! More than 1,300 UNC Medical Center employees participated in the international contest, which challenges participants to achieve 10,000 steps per day for one week. This year we took more than 86 million steps in one week!
UNC Hospitals, Rex, Pardee recognized by U.S. News & World Report in annual ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings
Overall, 10 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 Pardee Hospital were also included in the 2015-16 rankings.
The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.
The UNC Pulmonary Hypertension Program has been awarded accreditation as a Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, the nation’s leading pulmonary hypertension organization. UNC is the only facility in North Carolina to achieve this designation, and one of only two in the Southeast.
When Weekend Executive MBA student Abhi Mehrotra, MD, chose UNC Kenan-Flagler, he knew that an MBA would add value to his career. What he didn't know is that he would be named by Poets & Quants as one of the Class of 2015's Best EMBAs.
UNC School of Medicine professor, William A. Rutala, PhD, was recently honored by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologist of America who named a scholarship in his honor. The William A. Rutala Scholarship will be given annually to young professionals whose research focus is healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.
In late April, the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative (NCSCC) recognized the stroke care teams at both UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare with its Diamond Award.
Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Timothy Sanford, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be honored this fall by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with the organization’s Golseth Young Investigator Award.
Five UNC Health Care employees in the Office of Medical Staff Services/Centralized Credentialing Office passed their national certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) this past year.
Sean Kaye, EMT-Paramedic, EMS Specialist at the EMS Performance Improvement Center within the Department of Emergency Medicine, has recently been appointed to the The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). NEMSAC was formed in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care and General Surgery, has been selected to receive a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The nomination for the award came from the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.
Tony Fernandez, PhD, Research Director of the EMS Performance Improvement Center, was recently appointed to the EMS Compass Initiative. EMS Compass is a national project that brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, health care and performance improvement. Fernandez will work with other national EMS leaders and field experts to guide EMS providers and agencies in their efforts to improve emergency medical care.
The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.
On Wednesday, May 27, the UNC School of Medicine hosted the annual Academy of Educators Induction and Awards Ceremony.
Chris Ellington, Executive Vice President and CFO of UNC Hospitals, and Bernadette Spong, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare, are both included in the 2015 edition of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know."
UNC Eye Chair Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, recognized with Dr. Henry A. Sutro Family Grant for Research.
UNC’s Heart Health Now! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care project is one of seven grantees awarded as part of the AHRQ initiative, EvidenceNOW – Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care.
Laboratory professional J. Eric Stanford, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, a Laboratory Supervisor at UNC Hospitals, Core Laboratory, has been named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s prestigious 40 Under Forty list for 2015 in recognition of his achievements in the medical laboratory field.
5 Bedtower, the Orthopedic and Trauma Unit, has been awarded the Silver-level Beacon Award designation by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.