Office of the Provost honors 22 UNC SOM faculty with Junior Faculty Development Awards

The Office of the Provost recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Junior Faculty Development Awards. These awards provide support for outstanding junior faculty members. Twenty-two members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty were among this year's award 71 recipients.

Each recipient will receive $7,500 to help support their research or scholarly projects. Funding support for these awards is provided by IBM.

UNC School of Medicine honorees:

  • Brent Asrican, Pharmacology
  • Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Medicine
  • Eran Dayan, Radiology
  • Neal DeJong, Pediatrics
  • Alexis Dieter, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Hannah Eskridge, Otolaryngology
  • Jimena Giudice, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Jennifer Law, Pediatrics
  • Helen Lazear, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pengda Liu, Lineberger Cancer Center
  • Sean McLean, Surgery
  • Michelle Meyer, Emergency Medicine
  • Mehul Patel, Emergency Medicine
  • Christine Peat, Psychiatry
  • Angie Smith, Urology
  • Natasha Snider, Cell Biology and Physiology
  • Jennifer Tang, Ob-Gyn
  • Zachary Willis, Pediatrics
  • Kai Xia, Psychiatry
  • Yang Yang, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Wanqing Zhang, Allied Health Sciences
  • Eric Zwemer, Pediatrics

More information about the awards is available here.