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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.
Farrell Serves as Secretary/Treasurer in ACS NC Chapter
September 16, 2011 -- The North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons has posted the following article in the Sept. 16 issue of its electronic newsletter, E-News:
Lee Receives Grant to Study Reconstruction Decision-Making
September 15, 2011 -- Clara Lee, MD, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study patients' decision-making process to undergo breast reconstruction surgery following mastectomy.
Two Surgery Clinics Among Top Five for Patient Satisfaction
September 15, 2011 -- The Burn Clinic and Surgical Oncology Minor Procedure Clinic were voted by patients as among the top five for the most recent quarter.
WRAL features Rupp-Led Sponge Study
September 8, 2011 -- Dr. Christopher Rupp, Assistant Professor in Gastrointestinal Surgery, was the principal investigator of a study featured on WRAL.com
Garrison and Reid Win Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching
August 24, 2011 - Doctors Aaron Garrison and Trista Reid have been awarded the 2011 Kaiser Permanent Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jones Accepted into NC TraCS Development Program
Dr. Samuel Jones, was recently accepted into the KL2 program run by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS).
Two from Surgery Included in "Great 100 Nurses" of NC
August 18, 2011 -- Of the five UNC Health Care nurses named to the list of North Carolina's "Great 100 Nurses" for 2011, two are affiliated with the Dept. of Surgery.
SICU Wins Beacon Award
August 18, 2011 - Surgery Services is proud to announce that the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) received the Beacon Award for Excellence at the bronze level by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Surgeons Featured in New Cancer Care Commercials
August 11, 2011-- Several surgery physicians are featured in a set of commercials promoting UNC Cancer Care that will air across North Carolina beginning Monday, August 15th.
Stitzenberg Quoted in Latest NCI Cancer Bulletin
August 11, 2011-- Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, is quoted in an article entitled "Tracking the Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer" in the August 9th issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings August 2011
August 10, 2011 -- The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the following new Attendings to our faculty:
Second Chance for Jakeina
July 21, 2010 -- Sixteen-year-old Jakeina Sutton receives a second heart as well as a new kidney.
Fraher Awarded Grant to Track Physician Shortages
July 20, 2011 -- The Physicians Foundation has awarded Erin Fraher, PhD, a two-year, $750,000 grant to develop a tracking system that will monitor the country's physician workforce in hopes of anticipating shortages.