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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
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.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Michael Woods
July 18, 2011 -- The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the following new Attending to our faculty:
Chapel Hill Magazine Names UNC Plastic Surgery the "Best"
July 18, 2011 -- The July/August 2011 edition of Chapel Hill Magazine names the "Best of Chapel Hill Awards."
UNC Surgery Well Represented at ACS Resident Research Forum
July 18, 2011 -- Several general surgery residents participated in the Resident Research Forum at the North and South Carolina Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, held in Asheville, NC, on July 15-17.
Vital Signs Features Udell in "real doctors, real people"
July 13, 2011 -- Dr. Ian Udell, a resident in urological surgery at UNC Hospitals, is also an accomplished wakeboarder sponsored by O'Brien Watersports.
Kiser Named Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
July 1, 2011 -- Dr. Andy Kiser, recognized as an international leader in arrhythmia surgery, has been named the new Chief of UNC's Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He succeeds Dr. Micheal Mill, who led the division as interim chief from 1998 to 1999 and as chief from 2000 to 2011.
New Titles for Farrell and van Aalst
July 1, 2011 -- Promotions for Tim Farrell, MD, and John van Aalst, MD, are effective July 1.
Castle Connolly Names 'Top Regional Doctors'
June 17, 2011 -- Thirty UNC Health Care physicians, including eight from the Department of Surgery, have been recognized as "top regional doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.