Congratulations to Tracy Parham, RN, UNC Health Care's Chief Information Officer (CIO), who was recently recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal's "CIO Award" winners.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) has announced the 2014 recipients of the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine. Through a highly competitive process, 22 Fellows from 18 medical schools were selected. From the UNC School of Medicine, Rob Broadhurst, Amelia Cline, and Morgan Goheen were named 2014 Fellows .
For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.
Laughlin, Prieur, Morea win 2013-2014 Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Awards
Sarah Laughlin, MS, won the Wallach Award for interns. Mary Beth Prieur, PhD, and Paul Morea, LCSW, are the faculty recipients of the Jody T. Konanc award.
Victoria Bautch, PhD, has a lab that is affiliated with the McAllister Heart Institute.
For the second year in a row, the staff at the UNC Wellness Centers and in the Employee Recreation Department have encouraged our employees to WIN the Medical Fitness Association's Walking Challenge!
Nigel S. Key, MD, MB, ChB, FRCP, Harold R. Roberts Professor, is the director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.
Michael Y. Lee, MD, MHA, recently was appointed as the Sidna Chockley Rizzo Distinguished Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
UNC Physicians Network is proud to announce Highgate Family Medical Center, University Internal Medicine at Chapel Hill North and Pittsboro Family Medicine, each received recognition as Level III Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This recognition distinguishes these practices because of their improvements and innovations in primary care.
By focusing on patients' individualized health needs, the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine achieves recognition as a NCQA "Patient-Centered Medical Home," enhancing care through patient-clinician partnership.
UNC Health Care receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from Department of Defense
UNC Health Care receives nation’s highest honor for supporting Guard and Reserve employees.
The grant will allow UNC researchers, led by Samuel McLean, MD, MPH, to perform the first-ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. Graduate students, fellows, or faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are interested in potentially developing an NIH Diversity Supplement application related to the study are invited to send a cover letter to the program manager.
The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs. The Better Back Care program will be directed by Casazza and Amy Shaheen, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine.
Last month, members of the UNC Hospitals Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) gathered with hospital leadership to celebrate the unit's incredibly rare accomplishment: going five years without a ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings
Overall, 11 specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Hospital and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2014-15 rankings.
Andrew Dudley, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology, was recently named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar. His funded research proposal will investigate “Mechanisms of tumor escape from anti-angiogenic therapy.”
The Center for Aging and Health/ Division of Geriatric Medicine has received funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine for a collaborative project led by Drs. Timothy Platts-Mills and Sheryl Zimmerman.
Take a look at some of our highlights and honors from April - June 2014.
The annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be presented by Myron Cohen, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.
Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a grant to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies."