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Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions
March 1, 2013 -- Four faculty members have received promotions within the department.
Inaugural Meeting of the North Carolina Surgery Simulation Collaborative
January 11, 2013 -- The January 5th meeting in Chapel Hill was attended by representatives from the six surgical programs in NC: Brody School of Medicine, Carolinas Healthcare System, Duke University, New Hanover Medical Center, University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest School of Medicine.
US News & World Report names Top Doctors
December 18, 2012 -- U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., released its 2012 list of the nation's top physicians.
Schultz awarded SUNA President's Trophy
December 14, 2012 -- Heather Schultz, a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Urology, was awarded the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) President's Trophy in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the specialty of urologic nursing.
The Best Doctors in America 2013
December 7, 2012 -- Congratulations to the following Department of Surgery physicians who are identified as being among the best in the nation, as compiled by the Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc.
Surgery appoints vice-chairs
December 6, 2012 -- Department of Surgery Chair Anthony A. Meyer, MD, PhD, has announced the appointment of four Department vice-chairs.
DeMore receives Murray F. Brennan Award for Sarcoma Research
December 4, 2012 -- Nancy DeMore, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected to receive the Murray F Brennan Award for sarcoma research from the Kristen Ann Karr Fund.
Nelson Castillo, MD Joins the Division
December 3, 2012 -- Please join the Division of Plastic Surgery in extending a very warm welcome to Nelson Castillo, MD, who joins our faculty as Assistant Professor.
Service awards presented to Surgery employees
December 3, 2012 -- Several staff members were recognized for their dedication to the Department at today's cupcake reception.
Burn Center approved for re-verification
November 8, 2012 -- On Oct. 23 - 24, the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center underwent a site review for re-verification as a Center of Excellence.
Rich Promoted to Full Professor
November 6, 2012 -- Dr. Preston Rich, Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, was promoted to Full Professor effective August 1, 2012.
Williams into Semi-Finals of Promise Idol
November 6, 2012 -- Shamelah Williams, a Medical Support Assistant in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine's Promise Idol.
Founder and first Chief of UNC Plastic Surgery Dr. Erle Peacock Jr. 1926-2012
November 6, 2012 -- Founder and first Chief of UNC Plastic Surgery Dr.Erle Peacock Jr. 1926-2012
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.