Awards and Honors

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

Samantha Meltzer-Brody Receives APA Award for Promoting Women’s Health

Samantha Meltzer-Brody Receives APA Award for Promoting Women’s Health

Meltzer-Brody is the recipient of the 2019 Alexandra Symonds Award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions and leadership in promoting women’s health and the advancement of women.

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UNC School of Medicine’s  Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”

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American Geriatrics Society Recognizes Dale and Wilson at AGS19

American Geriatrics Society Recognizes Dale and Wilson at AGS19

The Division of Geriatric Medicine was well represented at AGS 19, the American Geriatrics Society's 2019 annual scientific meeting. Among the faculty, fellows, students, residents, and UNC MSTAR researchers attending, two Geriatrics faculty members were distinguished by special honors.

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Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Elizabeth Davis-Mayer, PhD, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, will be honored at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for their clinical research and epidemiological work.

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Winner of 2019 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Winner of 2019 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service Honored

Henry “Hank” Lewis was presented with the 2019 Elaine M. Hill Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service for the dedication and compassion he has demonstrated during his nearly 800 hours volunteering at UNC Hospitals.

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Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

These students will spend next year improving community health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

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Hu Earns NSF Early Career Award

Hu Earns NSF Early Career Award

Xiaogang Hu, PhD, in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected to receive a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to enhance the quality of biomedical technology addressing neurological conditions.

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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, earned a $300,000 Searle Scholars award for his work creating new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.

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UNC School of Medicine first-year students win First Place at the Inaugural LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition

UNC School of Medicine first-year students win First Place at the Inaugural LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition

The team was composed of John Farhat, Steve Mow, Monal Depani, and Amir Jabr. The competition involved developing a strategic plan to help patients learn about savings they could capitalize on by having their labs done at a LabCorp facility, outside of a hospital or clinic in-house lab.

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Kibbe receives 2019 University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award

Kibbe receives 2019 University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award

Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, was chosen as a recipient for the award for multiple reasons including her life-long commitment to medicine through her diligent research, her patient-first clinical care commitment, as well as her varied roles in health services.

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Honoring the winners of the UNC School of Medicine Nursing Awards

Honoring the winners of the UNC School of Medicine Nursing Awards

The School of Medicine Nursing Awards, which were established in 1990, serve as recognition of the contributions that nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research and the public service mission of UNC. This year, nine outstanding nurses were honored.

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Juliano, Margolis honored during AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

Juliano, Margolis honored during AAP/ASCI Joint Meeting in Chicago

Two faculty within the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases were honored during the joint meeting of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago.

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UNC SOM Professor, Student Selected as Diversity Award Recipients

UNC SOM Professor, Student Selected as Diversity Award Recipients

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill selected Evan Ashkin, MD, professor of family medicine, and allied health graduate student Mariel Marshall as recipients of 2019 Diversity Awards.

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Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students, recent graduate alumni within numerous programs, earned honors for research benefiting North Carolina. Three recipients were from the UNC School of Medicine.

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Newsweek Lists UNC Medical Center & UNC REX Among World’s Best Hospitals

Newsweek Lists UNC Medical Center & UNC REX Among World’s Best Hospitals

UNC Medical Center is ranked #50 in the United States, UNC REX is #148 on Newsweek's inaugural list of The World's Best Hospitals.

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Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute

Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute

Koji Sode, PhD, and Ke Cheng, PhD, both from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Celebrating our Providers' Carolina Care Excellence

Celebrating our Providers' Carolina Care Excellence

As we continue celebrating Doctor’s Day this week, please join us in congratulating our 189 providers who will receive the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence!

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SOM Staff Member Earns Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award

SOM Staff Member Earns Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award

Jeff McQueen received the UNC system-wide award for his service to UNC and the local community.

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Kibbe wins Women Leaders in Medicine Award

Kibbe wins Women Leaders in Medicine Award

Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, was honored with the 12th Annual Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. Kibbe was nominated by Perry Tsai, MD, PhD, National President of the American Medical Student Association and recent MD and PhD graduate from the UNC School of Medicine.

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