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Wallen Named AUA Teacher of the Year
March 5, 2012 -- The Residents Committee of the American Urological Association has named Eric Wallen, MD, the 2012 recipient of the Teacher of the Year award.
Kiser and Colleagues Establish New UNC/Rex Heart Valve Center
February 29, 2012 -- Dr. Andy Kiser, chief of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, along with several others, is working to develop a new UNC/Rex Heart Valve Center that will offer a minimally-invasive aortic valve procedure colleagues
Cairns and Kozlowski Promoted
February 20, 2012 -- Promotions for Bruce Cairns, MD, and Tomasz Kozlowski, MD, are effective February 24th.
Raynor and Woods Utilize Novel Approach to Kidney Surgery
February 6, 2012 -- UNC urologic surgeons Mathew Raynor, MD, and Michael Woods, MD, recently completed the first surgeries in the Triangle area to utilize a new near-infrared fluorescence imaging system that allows surgeons to capture real-time images of kidney tissue and surrounding blood vessels.
UNC Urology 2012 Match Results
January 30, 2012 -- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine Division of Urology is pleased to announce their newest residency members, James "Abram" McBride, Maxim "Max" McKibben, and Josip Vukina, matched through the 2012 AUA Urology Match. They will join us as PGY1 urology residents starting June 24, 2012.
Lee and Ollila Co-author Study Featured in January ACS Journal
January 18, 2012 - A study on decision making about surgery for early-stage breast cancer treatment decision making co-authored by UNC Surgeons Clara Lee and David Ollila is featured in the January edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Neely Selected for St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium
January 12, 2012 -- Crystal J. Neely, an Immunology and Microbiology graduate student working under the direction of Drs. Bruce Cairns and Rob Maile in the Burn Center Research Lab, has been chosen to attend the St. Jude National Graduate Student 2012 Symposium in Memphis, TN.
van Aalst Featured on ABC News
December 2, 2011 -- Dr. John van Aalst was featured on an ABC News item covering the story of infant Adam Paulraj, who suffers from severe birth defects.
ACS NewsScope Highlights Rowland Performance Courses
December 2, 2011 -- The Dec. 2nd issue of NewsScope, the electronic weekly update from the American College of Surgeons, promoted Dr. Pamela Rowland's Oral Board Review courses scheduled for February and September of 2012. The full text of the article:
Ollila Promoted to Full Professor
December 1, 2011 -- Dr. David Ollila, in the Division of Surgical Oncology, has been promoted to Professor of Surgery effective December 1, 2011.
Rich Receives DOD Funding to Develop Plasma Substitute
November 17, 2011 - The Department of Defense has awarded Entegrion, of which Dr. Preston Rich is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, $43.7 million to develop a plasma-derived drug that may someday be a substitute for fresh frozen plasma.
Sheldon Participates in Conference on GME Education Reform
November 18, 2011 -- Dr. Sheldon recently participated in a conference sponsored by the Josiah Macy Foundation, entitled "Ensuring an Effective Physician Workforce for the United States: Recommendations for Graduate Medical Education to Meet the Needs of the Public" that was held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year.
Kircher and Schultz Recognized for Nursing Excellence
November 15, 2011 -- Amanda Kircher, RN, and Heather Schultz, NP, were presented with the 2011 Nursing Recognition Award at today's semi-annual School of Medicine Medical Staff Meeting.
Wallen and Yeh Recieve Faculty Promotions
November 1, 2011 -- The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the promotion of two faculty members.
Ollila Advocates for Melanoma Surgery Research
October 25, 2011 - Dr. David Ollila, associate professor of surgical oncology, was recently featured in The Lancet with an editorial discussing current and future melanoma surgery research.
Haithcock Gets Dual Appointments
October 21, 2011 -- Benjamin E. Haithcock, M.D., assistant professor in the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, holds a joint appointment as assistant professor in the UNC Department of Anesthesiology as of Oct. 15, 2011.
UNC Professor Celebrates Aunt's Nobel Prize
October 10, 2011 -- Dr. Estrada Bernard, professor emeritus and Chief of UNC's Division of Neurosurgery from 1997 through 2004, shared news that his aunt, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was among those awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011.
Farrell Awarded Fellowship Grant
The Foundation for Surgical Fellowships has announced that Dr. Tim Farrell, Professor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, has qualified for a fellowship grant for the 2012-2013 academic year.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings September 2011
September 20, 2011 -- The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the following new Attendings to our faculty:
Chancellor Presents Sheldon with Thomas Jefferson Award
September 16, 2011 -- George F. Sheldon, MD, is the 2011 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award.