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Multidisciplinary Approach to Genitourinary Cancer Shown to be Effective
October 20, 2010 - A study led by Dr. Raj Pruthi, Director of Urologic Oncology, has demonstrated that the cancer diagnosis and treatment process is enhanced by a team approach.
Rupp Garners Honors at ACS Clinical Congress for Sponge Study
October 11, 2010 - Dr. Christopher Rupp was recognized with a Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit award for his poster submission at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
UNC Patient Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Successful Transplant
October 8, 2010 – 20 years ago, Howell Graham underwent then-risky, double-lung transplant surgery for cystic fibrosis at UNC Hospitals. He now celebrates breathing free for two decades.
Yeh and Lin Awarded $2.3M for Pancreatic Cancer Nanotechnology
Jen Jen Yeh, MD, assistant professor in Surgical Oncology, and Wenbin Lin, PhD, professor of chemistry and pharmacy, were awarded a $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships.
Speck Awarded UNC Plus People Award
September 21, 2010 – Dr. K. Elizabeth Speck, a general surgery resident, was awarded a PlusPeople Award for the Summer 2010 quarter. This honor is presented to UNC Health Care employees for their outstanding performance and service on the job.
Jones is Carolina Covenant Health Program Coordinator
September 10, 2010 - Dr. Samuel W. Jones, MD, NC Jaycee Burn Center, has assumed leadership of the Carolina Covenant Allied Health Program. In his role as program coordinator, Dr. Jones will organize monthly seminars for Carolina Covenant Scholars interested in any of a broad range of health careers.
ICU Nurses Named Among "Great 100" in North Carolina
September 10, 2010 -- Maureen Heck and Darla Topley, both of whom work in the SICU, and Kevin Brady in the CT ICU, are among nine nurses from UNC Hospitals named to the "Great 100 Nurses on North Carolina."
Bariatric Surgery Center Receives ACS Accreditation
September 8, 2010 - The Bariatric Surgery program in the Gastrointestinal Surgery division has been officially accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation is testament to the facility having met the essential criteria that ensure bariatric surgery care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network.
Pruthi Promotes Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
September 3, 2010 - Dr. Raj Pruthi, Urologic Surgery, is featured on a public service announcement airing on ABC News that promotes UNC Hospitals' free prostate cancer screening clinic, scheduled for Sept. 22nd and 23rd. The annual screening sessions encourage citizens to take the first step toward diagnosing prostate cancer at a treatable stage. Dr. Pruthi's public service announcement can be seen on both ABC News and YouTube.
Note from Dr. Hultman
September 2, 2010 -- I just wanted to thank ALL of the OR staff who worked so hard to make the two laser days, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, so very successful. We did thirty (30!!!) cases --adult and children, burn and non-burn, recon and cosmetic--in the annex.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings September 1, 2010
September 1, 2010 -- The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the newest faculty members joining our team:
Health Sciences Library Names Room for Dr. Wilcox
August 31, 2010 -- The UNC Health Sciences Library plans to rename its Historical Collections Reading Room as “The Benson Reid Wilcox Historical Collections Reading Room” in recognition of Dr. Benson Wilcox.
Amos on Dana DiPerna Pillsbury's Team to Combat Breast Cancer
August 19, 2010 -- Dana DiPerna Pillsbury, a high school English teacher from Davidson, NC, was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on Election Day 2004. Five years after her initial treatment, her cancer returned. She was referred to the Breast Center at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where her team of providers included Dr. Keith Amos (pictured at right).
Phillips and Coward Recieve 2010 Whitehead Awards
August 18, 2010 -- Dr. Michael Phillips, a PGY-2 General Surgery resident, and Dr. Matt Coward, a PGY-4 Urology resident, are the Surgery recipients of the 2010 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award. The awards were presented at the annual Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony on August 18.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings August 1, 2010
August 1, 2010 -- The Department of Surgery welcomes three new attendings to our faculty:
Neilsen Recognized with the Big Buddy Award
July 20, 2010 -- Carrie Nielsen, Social and Clinical Research Specialist in Abdominal Transplant, was presented the Big Buddy Award at the Employee Forum Peer Recognition Award Ceremony on Tuesday, July 20th. The Big Buddy Award recognizes individuals who have taken the time to mentor a fellow employee.
Yeh Team Uncovers Means of Predicting Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer
July 15, 2010 -- A team of Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Jen Jen Yeh has discovered a genetic marker that can predict the aggressive nature of pancreatic cancers.
UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings July 1, 2010
July 1, 2010 -- The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the following new Attendings to our faculty:
Hultman Recieves AOA Professionalism Award
June 30, 2010 -- The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named C. Scott Hultman, MD, a recipient of the 2010 Edward D. Harris Professionalsim Award. Dr. Hultman, chief of UNC's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division, will receive a $16,000 award to support his project, "Understanding and Achieving Professionalism in a Surgical Practice." Read more.
Dehmer Awarded UNC Plus People Award
June 21, 2010 – Dr. Jeffrey Dehmer, a general surgery resident, was awarded one of the fourteen Plus People Awards for the Summer 2010 quarter. The UNC Plus People Award is a long standing tradition which recognizes 1% of UNC Health Care employees each quarter that exemplify our Commitment to Caring within the UNC Hospitals.