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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.
Meyers Published in The New York Times
June 6, 2011 -- Dr. Michael Meyers' letter to the editor was published in the June 4, 2011 issue of The New York Times.
Lee Promoted to Associate Professor
June 1, 2011 -- Clara Lee, MD, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective June 1, 2011.
Three from Surgery Honored with Cefalo House Officer Award
May 31, 2011 -- The annual presentation of the Dr. Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award occurred at Tuesday's UNC SOM Spring Faculty Meeting.
DeMore Study Identifies Growth Inhibitor for Breast Cancer
May 27, 2011 - A UNC laboratory study led by Dr. Nancy DeMore has found that Tacrolimus, a drug commonly used to prevent a patient's body from rejecting organs following a transplant, also inhibits breast cancer growth in pre-clinical studies. The findings of the study were reported in the May 26 Public Library of Science.
Lee Named Health Policy Scholar
May 26, 2011 -- Clara Lee, MD, was named a 2011 Health Policy Scholar with the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Thomas Awarded Distinguished Alumni of Shattuck-St. Mary's
May 26, 2011 -- Colin G. Thomas, Jr., was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni of Shattuck-Saint Mary's, a coeducational Episcopal Church-affiliated boarding school located in Faribault, Minnesota.
NC Children's Hospital Ranked as One of Nation's Best
May 19, 2011 - North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Hospitals has been ranked in six of 10 U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” ranking categories, including a Top 50 ranking in Cardiology and Heart Surgery