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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.
Burn Disaster Program Receives Fire Prevention Grant
July 30, 2012 -- Randy D. Kearns DHA, Bruce A. Cairns MD, and James R. Gusler, of the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, received a $599,920 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide burn prevention and burn care educational programs in North and South Carolina.
5th Annual Cardiothoracic Boot Camp
July 29, 2012 --
Buckio Appointed Associate Chair for Administration
July 16, 2012 -- The Department of Surgery welcomes Joellen Buckio, MHA, in her role as the Associate Chair for Administration, effective July 16, 2012.
UNC Urology Welcomes Bianchi
Stansfield Joins Cardiothoracic Surgery
July 1, 2012 -- William E. Stansfield, M.D., joined the UNC faculty on July 1 as assistant professor of surgery in the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stansfield, who specializes in heart surgery for adults, practices as a cardiothoracic surgeon at UNC Hospitals.
Gerber to Chair Institutional Conflcit of Interest Committee
June 27, 2012 - Dr. David Gerber, MD, FACS, Chief of Abdominal Transplant Division, has been appointed as chair of the Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee at UNC Chapel Hill.
Meyers elected to Medical Staff Executive Committee
June 21, 2012 -- Michael Meyers, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, was reelected to an at-large position on the Medical Staff Executive Committee.
TAVR Heart Valve Procedure Offers New Options
June 21, 2012 -- Heart specialists at Rex Healthcare, part of UNC Health Care, are offering a new procedure to repair heart valves.
Farber Pioneers Use of Device in Treatment of Complex AAA
June 20, 2012 -- UNC's Aortic Disease Management Team, under the directorship of Dr. Mark Farber, became the first in the nation to successfully use the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft to treat a patient with a complex abdominal aortic aneurysm.