UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony on May 1, 2017. Many outstanding residents and faculty were recognized for their clinical and academic excellence, honoring the legacies of those who preceded them.

UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony click to enlarge The Chairman's Award was presented to Lucy Witt and Kim Weaver.
UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony click to enlarge Recipients of the Ontjes Award: David Lynch, Erin Finn, and Jefferson Peeples (Not pictured--Lianne Cagnazzi)

2017 Award Recipients

Bondurant Ehringhaus Award - Presented by Deb Bynum

Presented to residents for research accomplishments, given by Dr. Stuart Bondurant and his wife Susan Ehringhaus. Dr. Bondurant served as Dean of the School of Medicine from 1979-1994.

  • Will Pegna
  • Amanda Clark
  • Anna Griffith

Excellence in Quality Improvement Award - Presented by Cole Sims

  • Christine Gladman
  • Lucy Witt

Ney Award - Presented by Lee Berkowitz                 

Presented to a Senior Resident whose qualities exemplify the standards set by Dr. Robert L. Ney as a person and physician. Dr. Ney served as Department Chair from 1972-1980. The award recognizes a commitment to academic excellence, a compassionate approach to patients, and, most of all, and an inspirational effect on others.

  • Joan Maradey 
  • David Steele

Ontjes Award- Presented by Deb Bynum

Presented to an Intern whose performance best exemplifies the standards set by Dr. David A. Ontjes, including scholarly excellence and a commitment to the service of others. Dr. Ontjes was Department Chair from 1981-1989.  

  • Lianne Cagnazzi
  • David Lynch
  • Jefferson Peeples
  • Erin Finn

Farmer Award - Presented by Deb Bynum

Given to an Intern or Resident who exhibits compassion to patients and good bedside manner.

PGY1

  • Cam Coleman
  • Alyssa Deaton
PGY2
  • Anna Griffith
PGY3
  • David Steele
  • Sophia Paraschos


 Bryan Award - Presented by Cristin Colford and James Bryan

Recognizes a resident whose performance in clinic embodies the example set by Dr. James A. Bryan, II: clinical excellence, positivity, fierce patient ownership, selflessness, and a sense of the higher purpose.

PGY1

  • David Cykert
  • Sydney Blount
  • Sarah Stern

PGY2

  • Pat Dale
  • Ben Robey

PGY3

  • Donald Caraccio
  • Matt Levine
  • Stefanie Moeller                      

Wake Med Awards - Presented by Austin Howard and Mike Contarino

       Faculty Award 

       For outstanding contributions to the medical knowledge of residents.

  • Shams Zia

      Resident Teaching Award

      For outstanding contributions.

  • Jack Langhenry           

Morbidity and Mortality Conference Award -  Presented by Evan Shelby

Presented to the senior resident who has facilitated morbidity and mortality conferences throughout the year.

  • Joan Maradey
  • Kim Weaver

Fisher Award - Presented by Deb Bynum and Christopher Klipstein

  • Nick Maston
  • Caleb Doyle-Burr
  • Kristine Falk
  • Krishna Aluri

Fellow’s Award - Presented by Emily Sturkie

Presented, by the housestaff, to a fellow who is a great educator and a positive role model to the Internal Medicine residents.

  • Arun Kannappan

Faculty Award - Presented by Evan Shelby

Given in recognition and appreciation of an outstanding educational contribution to the residents and interns in the Department of Medicine.

  • Jamison Chang

Clinic Preceptor Award - Presented by Cole Sims

Given in recognition and appreciation of an outstanding educational contribution to the residents and interns in the Department of Medicine.

  • Kathy El-Amraoui
  • Liz Greig

Golden Boots - Presented by Lucy Witt

Given by a senior resident in Internal Medicine to the junior resident who by her/his example demonstrates superior clinical judgment.

  • Amanda Clark

Dr. Lee Berkowitz Resident as Teacher Award - Presented by Evan Shelby and Emily Sturkie

This award is given to a senior resident (R-3 or MP-4) who best exemplifies the qualities of a master resident teacher as championed by Dr. Lee Berkowitz and elected by resident peers.

  • Tony Mazella

Chairman’s Award - Presented by Ron Falk

Given in recognition of scholarly excellence, creativity and for exceptional dedication to the mission of the Department of Medicine.

  • Lucy Witt
  • Kim Weaver
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