Awards and Honors

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

Clinical Psychology Internship Program Awards

The faculty of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program invite you to join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2017-2018 awards for an outstanding psychology intern and for excellence in teaching by internship faculty. The awards were celebrated at the Psychology Internship’s graduation dinner in August.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Several members of the Class of 2019 were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a national medical honor society dedicated to improving care for all by recognizing students' commitments to scholarship, leadership, service, professionalism, and humanism in medicine.

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Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Gary Johnson, PhD, the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, and co-director of UNC Lineberger’s Molecular Therapeutics Program was awarded the 2017-2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

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Pillsbury receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Pillsbury receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

At his retirement ceremony on Aug. 13, Harold C. Pillsbury, MD, was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the highest honors awarded in the state of North Carolina.

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Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year award

Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, Awarded NCAPA’s 2018 PA of the Year award

Bludorn is the first Physician Assistant Studies faculty member to receive this award since the program's inception in 2016.

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Parham honored by Triangle Business Journal with 'C-Suite Award'

Congratulations to Tracy Parham, RN, UNC Health Care's Chief Information Officer, for being one of 17 Triangle executives honored by the Triangle Business Journal as part of its 'C-Suite Awards​' for outstanding executive leadership and contribution to the Triangle community. ​

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Pawlinski awarded $1.55-million, four-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI

Pawlinski awarded $1.55-million, four-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI

Rafal Pawlinski, PhD, Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, has been awarded a $1.55-million, four-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic effects of inhibiting Factor XIIa on coagulation-dependent pathologies associated with sickle cell disease (SCD).

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Ma receives teaching award

Ma receives teaching award

Alice Ma, MD, professor of medicine and fellowship director for the division of hematology and oncology, has been awarded the 2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. Faculty are nominated by departments and students, and the recipient is selected by students who have completed the second year.

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Fifth Annual Gerritsen/Boote ICU Nursing Award Winners

The Division of Nursing would like to congratulate the following recipients of the fifth annual Gerritsen/Boote ICU Nursing Award.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes 7 Neurosciences at UNC Medical Center with gold Beacon Award for Excellence

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on 7 Neurosciences: Surgical Oncology & ENT Acute Care Unit at UNC Medical Center.

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Brown earns MIRA from NIH

Brown earns MIRA from NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Nicholas G. Brown $1.25 million over five years for research aimed at investigating the regulation of the enzyme known as the Anaphase-Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) to ultimately understand cell cycle progression.

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McKay receives NIH "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award"

McKay receives NIH "Maximizing Investigators' Research Award"

Daniel J. McKay, PhD, assistant professor, Biology and Genetics and Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Studies (iBGS), has received a 5-year $1.25 million MIRA grant for his project titled “Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Developmental Gene Regulation."

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Antoniak awarded $1.9-million grant from NIH-NHLBI

Antoniak awarded $1.9-million grant from NIH-NHLBI

Silvio Antoniak, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Member of the McAllister Heart Institute, was awarded a $1.9-million, five-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic approach in inhibiting the coagulation factor Xa or PAR2 in viral myocarditis and H1N1 influenza A virus infection.

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A grateful heart

A grateful heart

Nan Kham, a housekeeper working in Taylor Hall, has been honored with a C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina.

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Qian receives Transformational Project Award from American Heart Association

Qian receives Transformational Project Award from American Heart Association

Li Qian, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the inaugural Transformational Project Award from the American Heart Association. This award aims to “support highly innovative, high-impact projects that build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.”

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Honeycutt awarded AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Honeycutt awarded AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Jenna Bone Honeycutt, PhD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Department of Energy in the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Phanstiel awarded NIH “Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award” to study Chromatin

Phanstiel awarded NIH “Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award” to study Chromatin

Doug Phanstiel, PhD, a UNC Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, and faculty member in the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been awarded a 5-Year, $1.25 million grant for his research into how human cells regulate gene transcription during development.

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UNC School of Medicine graduate students earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

UNC School of Medicine graduate students earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Megan Agajanian, in the lab of Ben Major, PhD, and Juanita Limas, in the lab of Jean Cook, PhD, will receive up to $150,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Members of the HIV Medicine Association elected Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and the director of UNC’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, to its board of directors.

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Four UNC SOM Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Four UNC SOM Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Susan Zhao, Jamie Prince, Nicole Damari, and Yousef Abu-Salha were selected as North Carolina Schweitzer Fellows in the 2018 class of 28 graduate students who will spend next year improving community health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

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