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Consider nominating exceptional UNC School of Medicine employees for employee recognition awards both at the School of Medicine and at the University level:

Dean’s Staff Performance Awards

The Dean’s Office announces an annual Dean’s Performance Award, created to honor exceptional School of Medicine staff not eligible for UNC Health Care Cash Awards.

Nominees will have demonstrated exceptional performance by an individual or group effort that make significant contributions to our triparte mission and help us reach our vision to be the top public School of Medicine; two $1,000 awards will be given for each of the 4 award areas outline in the new SOM strategic plan SOM: Accelerating Forward Together.

Peers or supervisors may recommend exceptional coworkers for the awards through their ACA, Basic Science/Center Business Managers or Administration Department Heads for submission.  Each department, center or administration office will then submit up to 4 nominations (1 for each of 4 focus areas: People, Education, Research, Patient/Clinical Care to the Dean’s Office for consideration.

New nominations will be accepted May 1 – June 15, 2024. The winners will be announced at the 2024 Staff Summit in September and all eligible nominees will be celebrated at the Nominee’s Breakfast hosted by the Dean’s Office in the fall.

Prior winners:

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

2019 Winners

2020 Winners

2021 Winners

For more information: Dean’s Performance Awards 2024




Peer Recognition Awards

Carolina Family Scholarship

Professional Development Grants

Three Legged Stool Award

University Awards

Departmental Awards (Awards Registry)

State Awards

University Awards

State Service Recognition

Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development Award