Awards and Honors

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

2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

The awards honor oncology nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff for exceptional care of and devotion to individuals with cancer and their families and to the oncology profession.

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Kash Receives Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Kash Receives Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Thomas Kash, PhD, was recognized by the Society for Neuroscience for his "creative research on the neural basis of addiction-related behaviors and its illumination of potential paths forward for understanding and treating the pathological behaviors associated with addiction."

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Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the 2019 class of Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering, including Wesley Legant, PhD, in the biomedical engineering and pharmacology departments.

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Hayes-Jordan Appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board

Hayes-Jordan Appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, the Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the UNC Children’s Hospital, was appointed by President Trump to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

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Giselle Corbie-Smith to receive Edward Graham Kidder Award

Giselle Corbie-Smith to receive Edward Graham Kidder Award

The Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation, and the university by a faculty member.

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Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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Fraher Receives the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

Fraher Receives the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Sidney Smith awarded WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

Sidney Smith awarded WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

The award was presented August 31 at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris.

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Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

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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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