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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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."
Ernest J. Grant, RN, MSN, is an outreach nurse in the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center.
Recent graduates Ryan Gessner and Nicholas Dobes will work with biomedical engineers Paul Dayton, PhD, and Nancy Albritton, PhD, respectively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc, assistant professor of emergency medicine, was awarded a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Saskia Neher, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a beginning grant-in-aid, which promotes the independent status of promising scientists.
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.
Congratulations to Greg Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics who is the recipient of an American Society of Hematology Scholar Award.
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.