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ACS NSQIP recognizes UNC Hospitals
November 2, 2012 – This recognition program commends a select group of hospitals for achieving exemplary outcome performances related to patient management in five clinical areas.
van Aalst Featured in Carolina Development Annual Report
November 1, 2012 -- Dr. John van Aalst is featured in the 2012 Carolina Development Annual Report for his work with the Palestine Cleft Society.
Samuel Awarded K01 Grant
October 24, 2012 -- The Fogarty International Center has granted Jonathan Samuel, MD, an NIH Research Scientist Development Award for treatment of sigmoid volvulus in Malawi.
Interviewing his heart surgeon, Bill Friday used his own experience to educate others
October 16, 2012 -- Longtime University of North Carolina President Bill Friday, who died Oct. 12, was a friend of health care at UNC. In 2009, he used his own medical experiences at UNC to educate others.
Cairns Named Medical Director of Respiratory Care Department
October 11, 2012 -- Bruce Cairns, MD, has been named the Medical Director for the Respiratory Care Department.
Kim Named 2013 James IV Traveler
October 04, 2012 -- Dr. Hong Jin Kim, Associate Professor in the UNC Division of Surgical Oncology, was named a 2013 Traveler by the James IV Association of Surgeons.
van Aalst Awarded Two Grants
October 02, 2012 -- Dr John van Aalst, Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery, has been awarded two grants.
Dehmer Receives Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award
October 2, 2012 -- Dr. Jeff Dehmer received the Robert C. Cefalo House Award at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff on Monday, October 1, 2012.
Sheldon Presented American College of Surgeons 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award
October 1, 2012 -- Dr. George F. Sheldon receives the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
FDA Approves Endovascular Aortic Repair Devices Following UNC Trials
September 30, 2012 -- Dr. Mark Farber served as the principle investigator for two endovascular aortic repair devices recently approved by the FDA.
Weiner Featured in "Stars and Stripes"
September 27, 2012 -- Dr. Timothy Weiner featured in Department of Defense newspaper "Stars and Stripes."
Thomas Presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
September 21, 2012 -- Dr. Colin G. Thomas, Jr. was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the North Carolina Memorial Hospital.
Jones Selected for ACCLAIM Program
September 20, 2012 -- Dr. Samuel Jones has been selected for the inaugural Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine (ACCLAIM).
2012 Healthy Hearts Reunion
September 17, 2012 -- UNC pediatric heart surgery patients and their families gathered on Saturday, September 15, for the annual Healthy Hearts Reunion.
Amos Awarded Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship
August 28, 2012 -- The American College of Surgeons has presented Keith Amos, MD, with its 2012 Claude Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship.
Call for Awards Nominations
Aug. 23, 2012 --
Sheldon Honored by Association of Women Surgeons
Aug. 20, 2012 -- George F. Sheldon, MD, has received the Association of Women Surgeons' Past Presidents' Honorary Member Award.
Meyers Appointed Residency Program Director
August 20, 2012 -- Dr. Michael O. Meyers has been named the new Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, a position held for the last seven years by Dr. Mark Koruda.
Marston Utilizes Unique Cell-Based Therapy
August 09, 2012 -- William Marston, MD, has published a study on unique cell-based therapy.
Smith Joins UNC Urology
July 31, 2012 -- The Division of Urologic Surgery welcomes Angela Smith, MD to its ranks of faculty.