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Kiser Featured in Family House Diaries
May 19, 2011 -- A new heart and a new kidney have given a 28-year-old Wilson woman a second chance at life.
Adamson Named Chief of Pediatric Surgery
May 18, 2011 -- William Adamson, MD, has been named Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery.
Carson presented with Distinguished Contribution Award at Annual AUA Meeting
May 18, 2011 - At the Annual AUA Awards Dinner, Dr. Culley Carson, from the Division of Urologic Surgery withing the UNC Department of Surgery, was presented with the "Distinguished Contribution Award," presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science and practice of urology.
Urology One of Top Five Clinics in Patient Satisfaction
May 13, 2011 -- The Ambulatory Patient Experience Team has named the top five clinics for the first quarter of 2011 as determined by UNC Health Care's patient satisfaction scores.
Revamped OR Makes Surgery Less Scary For Kids
May 6, 2011 - UNC Hospitals, which performs over 5,000 general pediatric surgeries every year, has redesigned its pediatric surgery operating room to help make children less anxious about their visit.
Charles Speaks at SOM Commencement
May 9, 2011 -- Anthony Charles, MD, was invited by graduating medical students to speak at the May 7 commencement ceremony.
Unger Presented Henry C. Fordham Award
May 9, 2011 -- General Surgery Chief Resident Joshua Unger was honored at the 2011 School of Medicine Commencement ceremony with the Henry C. Fordham Award.
Feins and Schmits honored as part of Nursing Staff Recognition Week
May 6, 2011 -- Grace Schmits, BSN, RN, NC Jaycee Burn Center, and Rick Feins, MD, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, were recently honored as part of UNC Health Care's "Celebrate Success" 2011 Nursing Staff Recognition Week.
Feins Wins Grant to Study Surgical Simulation Training
April 27, 2011 -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a three-year, $1.05 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study use of simulators for cardiac surgery training. The multi-institution project will study whether resident physicians who are learning cardiothoracic surgery can become safer surgeons by using surgery simulators to acquire skills before they operate on people.
Fraher Consulted on Physician Shortage Article
April 4, 2011 -- Erin Fraher, PhD, is quoted in an article in today's "Daily Tar Heel."
Jones Lecture welcomes new Alpha Omega Alpha inductees
April 1, 2011 -- Dr. Sam Jones gave the spring lecture at the induction ceremony of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, where trauma surgeon, Dr. Anthony Charles, was an inductee.
Kiser Offers Novel Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
March 29, 2011 -- The "Convergent" procedure, pioneered by Andy Kiser, a UNC cardiac surgeon, is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that provides effective treatment of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.
Kim Cited in ABC News Article
March 10, 2011 -- ABC News consulted UNC surgical oncologist Hong Jin Kim, MD, for a Healthbeat article on pancreatic cancer.
Lange Warns of ATV Dangers on WRAL News
March 1, 2011 -- A WRAL News story about an ATV accident victim highlights two members of the UNC Pediatric Surgery team: Patty Lange, MD, and Robin DeLoach, NP.
Weiner Featured on Rex HealthBreak
March 1, 2011 -- Pediatric surgeon Timothy Weiner, MD, is featured in this week's HealthBreak, a 90-second news clip produced by Rex Healthcare.
First Gentleman Eaves Visits Burn Center on 30th Anniversary
February 24, 2011 -- Mr. Bob Eaves, First Gentleman of North Carolina, visited the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals yesterday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Burn Center, which opened Feb. 23, 1981.
New Consult Service for Severe Acute Pancreatitis
February 25, 2011 -- The Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, in conjunction with the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Interventional Radiology, as well as the Medical Intensive Care Service, have established this consultation service with the goal of expediting and directing care for patients with acute pancreatitis and the complications that may develop from it.
Rowland Joins UNC Surgery
February 15, 2011 -- The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pamela A. Rowland as the first Associate Chair of Education in the department.
Weiner Promoted to Full Professor
February 9, 2011 -- Dr. Tim Weiner, in the Division of Pediatric Surgery, has been promoted to Professor of Surgery effective February 9, 2011.
"America's Top Doctors" Includes Nine from Surgery
February 8, 2011 -- Castle Connolly has named "America's Top Doctors," which it bases on an annual survey and research. The 2011 list includes nine physicians on faculty with the Department of Surgery.