Awards and Honors

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

Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Three UNC Hospitals residency programs are in the top ten -- family medicine and medicine/pediatrics are both ranked 2nd in the nation, and obstetrics & gynecology is ranked 3rd.

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Medical and nursing students chosen for patient safety scholarship

Medical and nursing students chosen for patient safety scholarship

Four UNC Medical and Masters in Nursing students were chosen for a full scholarship to attend a week long conference in patient safety led by leaders in quality improvement and patient safety from across the world.

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Shenvi honored with award from American College of Emergency Physicians

Shenvi honored with award from American College of Emergency Physicians

Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD, FACEP, assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been honored with a National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Allied Health Sciences and Neurology  announce 2019 Sleep Innovative Research Grant Recipients

Allied Health Sciences and Neurology announce 2019 Sleep Innovative Research Grant Recipients

The Departments of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) Office of Research and Scholarship and Neurology have announced awardees of the 2019-2020 Sleep Innovative Research Grants (SIRG). The SIRG program launched in 2018 thanks to the generosity of the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation; the program leads an effort to build an internationally recognized program of research in sleep science at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Costa receives $1.4 million grant for early literacy research from Institute of Education Sciences

Costa receives $1.4 million grant for early literacy research from Institute of Education Sciences

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded Lara Costa, the project director for the Writing Skills Development Program, $1.4 million over three years for an initiative spearheaded by the UNC School of Medicine Department of Allied Health Sciences. Stephen Hooper is the co-principal investigator for this new project and principal investigator of the Preschool Writing Project, an initiative of the writing skills development program.

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Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

The largest philanthropic organization in India will scale up an innovative mental health training program created by Christina Cruz, MD, EdM, to help children with mental health issues.

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Commins appointed to national tick-borne disease working group

Commins appointed to national tick-borne disease working group

Scott Commins, MD, PhD, continues to research “alpha-gal” meat allergy and create awareness for the tick-borne illness as a new CDC research study begins. Recognized as a leading national expert, Commins will now guide a US DHHS Tick-Borne Working Group Subcommittee.

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UNC Horizons director honored for outstanding scientific contribution to drug abuse research

UNC Horizons director honored for outstanding scientific contribution to drug abuse research

Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of the UNC Horizons program, received the prestigious 2019 Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award June 17 at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) in San Antonio, Texas.

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UNC Medical Oncology Fellow Receives Scholar-in-Training Award

UNC Medical Oncology Fellow Receives Scholar-in-Training Award

Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH, a current medical oncology fellow, was awarded the Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research and American Head and Neck Society (AACR-AHNS). Sheth will join Medical Oncology as faculty with a joint appointment in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

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Announcing the winners of the first ever Dean’s Performance Awards

The Dean’s Performance Awards honor UNC School of Medicine staff members whose exemplary work has contributed to UNC achieving its vision of becoming the nation’s leading public school of medicine.

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UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. These are two-year grants for up to $500,000.

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UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

As part of the award, Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, will receive $3,000 to support her research and proposed studies of the gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas disease.

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Ciccone receives Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award

Ciccone receives Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award

Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, will use the $25,000 award to differentiate viral and bacterial respiratory infections among malaria-negative children. The overall goal is to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use without compromising safety in an area where access to care is a real issue.

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Medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha inducts new members

Medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha inducts new members

The medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, has announced the induction of new members including medical students, residents, and faculty.

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Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4.

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 Clarke-Pearson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

Clarke-Pearson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education from the Academy of Educators at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

Wakeford in an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, where Bagatell serves as program director. The division is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS).

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