Awards and Honors

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

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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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 $50,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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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 Horizons director wins national award for service

Horizons director wins national award for service

Hendrée Jones, PhD, executive director of the UNC Horizons Program and professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has received the Women's Services Champion Award from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), Inc.

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Collins Receives Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging

Collins Receives Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging

John Collins, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow working in Richard Loeser’s lab within the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, was selected to receive the $120,000, two-year grant following a rigorous scientific competition held by the American Federation for Aging Research.

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Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

Kuhlman wins DeLano Award for computer applications to enhance research

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued 12 awards to top scientists, including Brian Kuhlman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics.

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American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

American Nurses Association Elects Ernest Grant as Next President

Dr. Grant will retire from UNC, after more than 36 years of service, before his term as ANA president begins on January 1, 2019.

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UNC School of Medicine staff honored by the UNC Employee Forum

On June 13, the UNC Employee Forum celebrated the contributions of employees from across campus. Two UNC School of Medicine employees, Shaketha Edwards and Erin Edwards were honored. In addition, ten UNC School of Medicine employees were elected delegates to the Employee Forum.

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Ndoh recognized by AAMC

Ndoh recognized by AAMC

Uduak Ndoh, MBA, Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the UNC School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources Steering Committee.

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Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars

Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars

The Pew Charitable Trusts named 22 early-career researchers today as the 2018 class of Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The scholars, including Hirouki Kato, PhD, of the UNC Neuroscience Center, will receive four-year grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human health and disease.

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Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

Li Wang, PhD, research associate in the Qian Lab and a member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the prestigious Career Development Award from the AHA. The award is given to highly promising young scientists in their early years to explore innovative questions in the field of cardiovascular research.

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UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

UNC Medical Center receives two Mission: Lifeline awards from American Heart Association

Both awards recognize the implementation of specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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Governor Cooper declares Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week

Governor Cooper declares Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared June 4-10 as Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week. UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is highlighted in the declaration for contributions to hidradenitis suppurativa care in a dedicated subspecialty clinic.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new members

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to recognizing, fostering and promoting humanism in medicine with the hope of integrating music, art, literature, drama, and film into the regular routine of medical and professional students throughout their training process. The UNC Chapter has announced new members who will be officially inducted this fall at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

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Leigh Wins American Thoracic Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Leigh Wins American Thoracic Society Lifetime Achievement Award

This year’s ATS Assembly on Pediatrics Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Award went to Margaret W. Leigh, MD. This award is given for achievement in teaching, clinical care, advocacy, scholarship or research over the course of an entire career.

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Pagano Award recipients to be recognized

Pagano Award recipients to be recognized

Thomas Boothby, PhD, Hui Feng, PhD, and Jenna Honeycutt, PhD, will be honored in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, in the Pagano Conference Room at UNC Lineberger.

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Autoimmune podcast series wins “best in category” at NCPRSA InSpire Awards

Autoimmune podcast series wins “best in category” at NCPRSA InSpire Awards

The UNC department of medicine has received an “Award of Excellence” and “Best of Category” for a Chair’s Corner podcast series.

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