Awards and Honors

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

SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

SHEA Scholarship Honors Rutala’s Body of Work

UNC School of Medicine professor, William A. Rutala, PhD, was recently honored by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologist of America who named a scholarship in his honor. The William A. Rutala Scholarship will be given annually to young professionals whose research focus is healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.

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UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

UNC, Rex stroke teams recognized for excellence

In late April, the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative (NCSCC) recognized the stroke care teams at both UNC Medical Center and Rex Healthcare with its Diamond Award.

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Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Sanford receives Young Investigator Award from American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Timothy Sanford, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be honored this fall by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) with the organization’s Golseth Young Investigator Award.

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Five achieve national certification

Five achieve national certification

Five UNC Health Care employees in the Office of Medical Staff Services/Centralized Credentialing Office passed their national certification as a Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) this past year.

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Kaye appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council

Kaye appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council

Sean Kaye, EMT-Paramedic, EMS Specialist at the EMS Performance Improvement Center within the Department of Emergency Medicine, has recently been appointed to the The National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). NEMSAC was formed in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Charles Named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor

Charles Named Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care and General Surgery, has been selected to receive a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The nomination for the award came from the Academy of Educators and the National Loyalty Fund Committee of the Medical Alumni Association.

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Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Fernandez appointed to EMS Compass Initiative

Tony Fernandez, PhD, Research Director of the EMS Performance Improvement Center, was recently appointed to the EMS Compass Initiative. EMS Compass is a national project that brings together many of the nation’s leading minds in EMS, health care and performance improvement. Fernandez will work with other national EMS leaders and field experts to guide EMS providers and agencies in their efforts to improve emergency medical care.

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Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

Stirman earns Burroughs Wellcome award

The $500,000 grant will allow Jeffrey Stirman, PhD, a postdoc biomedical engineer at UNC, to develop a new kind of microscope and study the brain like never before.

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Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

Academy of Educators Inducts New Members, Elects New President

On Wednesday, May 27, the UNC School of Medicine hosted the annual Academy of Educators Induction and Awards Ceremony.

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UNC and Rex CFOs named in '150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know'

UNC and Rex CFOs named in '150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know'

Chris Ellington, Executive Vice President and CFO of UNC Hospitals, and Bernadette Spong, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare, are both included in the 2015 edition of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know."

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Budenz Earns 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research

Budenz Earns 2015 Shaffer Grant for Innovative Glaucoma Research

UNC Eye Chair Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, recognized with Dr. Henry A. Sutro Family Grant for Research.

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UNC Receives $15M AHRQ Award to Advance Heart Health in NC Primary Care

UNC Receives $15M AHRQ Award to Advance Heart Health in NC Primary Care

UNC’s Heart Health Now! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care project is one of seven grantees awarded as part of the AHRQ initiative, EvidenceNOW – Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care.

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Stanford honored for professional excellence

Stanford honored for professional excellence

Laboratory professional J. Eric Stanford, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, a Laboratory Supervisor at UNC Hospitals, Core Laboratory, has been named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s prestigious 40 Under Forty list for 2015 in recognition of his achievements in the medical laboratory field.

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Orthopedic and Trauma Acute Unit receives Beacon Award for Excellence

5 Bedtower, the Orthopedic and Trauma Unit, has been awarded the Silver-level Beacon Award designation by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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Huang honored by American Heart Association

Huang honored by American Heart Association

David Huang, MD, PhD, director, UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center and professor, Department of Neurology, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as that group’s Science Advocate of the Year.

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Carson honored by Massachusetts Medical Society

Carson honored by Massachusetts Medical Society

Culley C. Carson III, MD, a recognized authority on men’s health, will be honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2015 recipient of the Society’s Men’s Health Award, an honor recognizing an individual who has advanced the cause of men’s health. Carson will receive the award at the 13th Annual Massachusetts Medical Society Symposium on Men’s Health on June 18.

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UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

UNC Family Medicine Center Clinical Social Work Program Receives Prestigious Distinction

The UNC Family Medicine Center, along with clinical social workers Amy Prentice and Rayhaan Adams, recently received a certificate of appreciation for long-standing service and commitment to the field of social work from the UNC School of Social Work. Working with clinical social work students and interns, they provide our patients with high quality, comprehensive care management every single day.

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Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

Dr. Robert Sandler receives the Julius Friedenwald Medal

This award was established in 1941 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the American Gastronterological Association and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member.

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Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Dr. Susan Henning receives AGA's Distinguished Mentor Award

Established by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals each year for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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UNC Hospitals security officers receive international awards

UNC Hospitals security officers receive international awards

The 2015 International Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IHSSF) awarded UNC Hospitals Master Security Officer Abdur-Raheem Muhammad the Medal of Valor and Officer Kevin Cheathem the Medal of Merit at the IHSSF Annual Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri.

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