Awards and Honors

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

Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Cathy Anderson, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for research conducted as part of the McGinty lab.

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Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 doctoral students and their advisers to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. From the UNC School of Medicine, graduate student Hernán Méndez and his advisor Kathleen Caron, PhD, and graduate student Sofia Neira and her advisor Thomas Kash, PhD, were named Gilliam Fellows.

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Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

This year's recipient of the Employee Forum Community Award, also known as the Three Legged Stool Award, is Jackson Szeto from the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center within the Office of Medical Education.

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CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

A graduate of the LEND program at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Kenneth Kelty won a national video competition in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

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Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Dr. Brad Figler, associate professor of urology, received the faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award for his leadership of the UNC Transgender Health Program.

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Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina its 2020-2021 Research Fellows, including Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, who is also this year’s Lung Cancer Initiative Outstanding Fellow Applicant.

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UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

Laura Klinger, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, will lead a team developing a “neurodiversity toolkit” to help companies address challenges faced by employees with autism, such as social expectations and time management in the workplace.

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UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

UNC Medical Center's ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

The ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes those centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care. UNC's ECMO Director is Anthony Charles, MD, MPH.

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AACR Honors Cancer Genome Atlas Researchers with 2020 Team Science Awards

The American Association for Cancer Research presented the founding members and the current project team associated with The Cancer Genome Atlas with the 2020 AACR Team Science Awards during the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II. The awardees include UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, Katherine Hoadley, Joel Parker, Benjamin Vincent, and Jen Jen Yeh.

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Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology honored UNC Lineberger's Hyman B. Muss, MD, FASCO, with the 2020 Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award for his career-long dedication to improving the care of older patients with cancer.

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McCann, Hanson Proactively Supported Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives 'Community Health Partnership Award'

McCann, Hanson Proactively Supported Congregate Living Communities Early in the Pandemic, UNC Health Receives 'Community Health Partnership Award'

In the early days of the pandemic, Meghan McCann, Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, and newly-formed community teams worked together to protect patients and staff in nursing homes and assisted-living communities. To recognize UNC Health’s long-term care guidance and response, the Chatham County Board of Health has awarded UNC Health its “Community Health Partnership Award.”

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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, a professor in the division of pediatric gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a recipient of the 2020 Uniting to Care & Cure Award.

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Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

Loeser receives Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professorship in Medicine

A leading, internationally recognized rheumatologist, scientist, and thought leader, Dr. Richard Loeser is Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.

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Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Johnson Awarded Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship

Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizon's Director of Health Services, was selected as this year's recipient of the Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship.

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Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

The Division of Geriatric Medicine's Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, has been named by the US Deprescribing Research Network as a 2020-2021 Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee. As part of the Network’s inaugural cohort, Dr. Niznik and fellow awardees will expand support for deprescribing research among older adults.

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Hayes-Jordan Elected President-elect of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Hayes-Jordan Elected President-elect of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, division chief of pediatric surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital, was elected President-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS).

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Pascarella selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Pascarella selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Luigi Pascarella, MD, associate professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and director of the surgery clerkship, has been selected for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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