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Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, January 1 – January 31, 2024.

  • Sascha Tuchman, MD, MHS, has been promoted to Professor of Medicine.
    Alena Markmann, MD, PhD
    Alena Markmann, MD, PhD
  • Cassi Frank, MMSc, PA-C, earned her Certified Professional in Patient Safety credential (CPPS).
  • Alena Markmann, MD, PhD, received a ASCI’s 2024 Young Physician-Scientist Award.
  • Angela Johnson, was promoted to administrative coordinator in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, was a visiting professor at Dartmouth College where he gave both Medicine and Pulmonary Grand Rounds.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, December 1 – December 31, 2023.

  • Joannie Ivory, MD, and Yara Abdou, MD

    Yara Abdou, MD, and Joannie Ivory, MD, received career development awards from the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program.

  • Benjamin Vincent, MD, will host a webinar on computation immuno-oncology on January 16.
  • Jonathan Parr, MD, MPH, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
  • Amanda Nelson, MD, received a grant to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, November 1 – November 30, 2023.

  • Dr. Andrew Moon at the Shark Tank Competition

    Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, marks his 10th year as an Associate Editor for JAMA. Dr. Basch has served as an oncology editor for JAMA over this time during which he has published more than 40 papers and editorials in JAMA and JAMA Oncology.

  • Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, won the AASLD Liver Cancer Sig Shark Tank Competition at The Liver Meeting 2023.
  • Kim Isaacs, MD, PhD, was named a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology at this year’s ACG meeting in Vancouver Canada.
  • John Buse, MD, PhD, and Sidney Smith Jr., MD, have been named in Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers™.

 


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, October 1 – October 31, 2023.

  • John Harrison, travel manager for the Division of Infectious Diseases, was selected for a 2023 Dean’s Performance Award.
  • Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, has been appointed by Innovation in Aging as Associate Editor for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.
  • Dr. Jessica Lin (second from left)

    Jessica Lin, MD, has been selected for the RTI International 2023-24 class of university scholars.

  • Angela Spruill, ANP-BC, Tatjana Grgic, PharmD, and Cassi Frank, PA-C, were honored during first annual APP Recognition Awards Ceremony.
  • John Buse, MD, PhD, recently stepped down from his role as senior associate dean for clinical research in the School of Medicine Office of Research and Nick Shaheen, MD, MPH, stepped into the role on Oct.
  • The UNC Hillsborough Cardiology clinic received a Carolina Cares Award for Top 10 performing clinic.
  • Tashas Cameron-Wheeler and Sora Lee, research coordinators, celebrated a new UNC-Durham Tech partnership with the president of Durham Tech and UNC Chancellor.
  • Jonah Pierce, RN, received the 2023 Dr. Patrick Kenny Certified Nurse of the Year Award.
    Dr. David Weber (right)
  • A multidisciplinary team, lead by Evan Raff, MD, and Carlton Moore, MD, MS, has been recognized as a top finalist for The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity.
  • Faisal Syed, MD, has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Young Investigators Awards Subcommittee for the Heart Rhythm Society.
  • Stephen Royal, MD, has been appointed to professor of medicine.
  • Joshua Hudson, MD, MS, was named to the American College of Gastroenterology’s inaugural cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program.
  • Carla M. P. Ribeiro, PhD, will present a talk titled “Cystic Fibrosis Airway Inflammation Enhances the Efficacy of CFTR Modulators” at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, in Phoenix, AZ on November 2, 2023.
  • David Weber, MD, MPHreceived the Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award.
  • Jeffrey Damrauer, PhD, was elected to the Board of the International Bladder Cancer Network.
  • Tammy Triglianos, DNP, ANP-BC, presented on the UNC Undiagnosed Cancer Clinic she spearheads at the 2023 ASCO Quality Care Symposium.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, September 1 – September 30, 2023.

  • Nancie M. Archin, PhD, received the Diversity in Science and Excellence award from the International Society for Antiviral Research.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced Anne Beaven, MD, as the 4th highest fundraiser in the nation this year.
  • Bejal Kikani, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, was selected for 2023 Carolina Care Words and Ways that Work Award.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, August 1 – August 31, 2023.

  • Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD, MBA, has been promoted to associate professor of medicine.
  • Cody Deen, MD, has been promoted to associate professor of medicine.
  • Michael Cunningham, MD, Calvin Gross, MD, Krishan Sivaraj, MDrecieved Cefalo House Officer Awards
  • Amit Gupta, MD, was selected the 2023 – 2024 cohort of the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP).
    Gabrielle Ritaccio, MD, Ryan Balko, MD, and Alicia Muratore, MD, MBA
  • The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has selected C. Adrian Austin, MD, MSCR, to join the 2023 Butler-Williams Scholars Program.
  • Chad Pecot, MD, has been promoted to professor of medicine.
  • Thelsa Weickert, MD, and Shifali Arora, MD, have been elected to the Medical Staff Executive Committee.
  • The 2023 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH.
  • Gabrielle Ritaccio, MD, Ryan Balko, MD, and Alicia Muratore, MD, MBA, won the Golden Scope ASGE Competition.
  • Faculty and residents were recognized by the UNC SOM Student Government:
      • Calvin Gross, MD, MTS, and Chloe West, MD, received this year’s Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards for Internal Medicine Residents
      • Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA, was honored with The Best Application Phase Course Award for the Hospital, Interventional and Surgical Care (HISC) course.
      • Christopher Klipstein, MD, received the The Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Clinical Sciences

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, July 1 – July 31, 2023.

  • M. Bradley Drummond, MD, MHS

    Marco Aleman, MD, received the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Award from UNC Medical Alumni Affairs.

  • M. Bradley Drummond, MD, MHS, was the recipient of the 2023 Solovy Award for Advancement in COPD.

 


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, June 1 – June 30, 2023.

Drs. Sarah Ro, Sriram Machineni, Jennifer McCauley (UNC Weight Management Team)
  • Katharine Harrell, MSN, NP-C, is the new APP Manager for Adult Oncology Services.
  •  Sidney C. Smith, MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC, has been ranked #194 for Best Medicine Scientists in the world by Research.com.
  • The Japan Primary Care Association recently selected Christine Kistler, MD, MASc, as the recipient of the Best Investigator Award in the International Session from their 14th Annual Conference.
  • Martha “Dell” Strayhorn, MPH, FNP-C, has accepted the role of APP Manager for Hematology Services.
  • The UNC Weight Management Team has been awarded a UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Team Award for their project, “Improving Obesity Treatments in Primary Care.”
  • Erin Finn, MD, received the Junior Faculty Award from the Academy of Educators.
  • Shakira J. Grant, MBBS, was honored with the Healio Innovators NextGen Disruptor Award.
  • Kevin Friede, MD, was awarded the Leonard S. Gettes Teaching Award by UNC Cardiology fellows.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, May 1 – May 31, 2023.

  • Ana C.G. Felix, MBBCh, FAAN, Alan Hinderliter, MD, and Ashley Henderson, MD

    Ana C.G. Felix, MBBCh, FAAN, has been elected by her peers to the Dean’s Advisory Committee.

  • Alan Hinderliter, MD, has been selected for the  SOM Committee to Review Appointments and Promotions to Full Professor.
  • Ashley Henderson, MD, will serve on the SOM committee to Review Promotions of Fixed Term Faculty.
  • Marjory Charlot, MD, MPH, MSc, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure.
  • Lisa Rose-Jones, MD, has been selected by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) to represent cardiology on the Association of Specialty Professor Council (ASP).
  • Ryan Bonner, MD, received a fellow teaching award from DOM residents.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, April 1 – April 30, 2023

  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, was honored with the Ned Brooks for Public Service Award.
  • David Wohl, MD, received the 2023 Health Care Innovator/Researcher Leadership Award from the Triangle Business Journal.
  • Stephen Tilley, MD, and Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD, were selected for a 2023 Innovation Pilot Award.
  • Cassandra Donahue RDN, LDN, CDCES, and Karla Fulghum, RN, IBCLC

    Cassandra Donahue RDN, LDN, CDCES, and Karla Fulghum, RN, IBCLC, received Research Staff Excellence Awards.

  • Anna Kahkoska, PhD, received a Teaching Innovation award from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
  • H. James Ford, MD, was named chair of the task force on Patient Perspective for the 7th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension to be held in June 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Maureen Dale, MD, recently received a Geriatrics Academic Career Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
  • Dr. Honey Mone’t Jones has accepted the role of APP Supervisor for the Medicine ICU.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society at UNC-Chapel Hill inductees:
    • David Lynch, MD 
    • Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA
    • David Phillips, MD, JD
    • Chris Okorieocha, MD
    • Laura Rachal, MD, MS
    • Kayo Robinson, MD
    • Ben Lin, MD
    • Safiyye Adam, MD
    • Zachary Tugaoen, MD
    • Liar Abramson, MD

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, March 1 – March 31, 2023.

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    Carla Ribeiro, PhD

    Shakira Grant, MBBS, has been nominated for a 2023 Healio NextGen Disruptor Award. You can vote for Dr. Grant here (voting closes April 1).

  • Casey Gazda, MD, has been named the Cardiology Unit Director for the Physician’s Assistant program this year.
  • Chad Pecot, MD, was awarded 100K from the Lung Cancer Initiative to support his research on co-targeting two genes linked to lung cancer.
  • Joseph S. Rossi, MD, MSCI, FACC, FSCAI, has been promoted to Professor of Medicine.
  • Carla M. P. Ribeiro, PhD, is now a permanent member of the NIH Study Section: Committee- Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award-D Study Section (MRAD). Study Section- Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award – D Study Section (MRAD), Cell Biology Integrated Review Group (CB).
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    Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

    Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC, will serve on the Writing Group for an AHA Consensus Statement on Management of Patients with Cardiovascular-Kidney Metabolic Conditions.

  • Evan Raff, MD, and Nick Piazza, MD, will be awarded the “Platinum Chapter Excellence Award” by the Society of Hospital Medicine.
  • Jennifer Goralski, MD, is the co-chair of the newly formed national committee through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Women CF Physician & Scientist Forum.
  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, has been named Interventional Pulmonary Outcomes Group (IPOG) Finance Committee Co-Chair, a Steering Committee Member and the CHEST thoracic oncology and chest procedures network chair.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, February 1 – February 28, 2023.

Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE
  • Todd H. Baron, MD, MASGE, was honored with the Rudolf Schindler Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, will receive the Master Endoscopist Award from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  • The International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) recently honored Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, with its Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award.
  • Anne Beaven, MD, accepted her nomination for Visionaries of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Brandi Reeves, MD, received a Tar Heel Trauma – One Great Team Award for exemplary care of a trauma patient.
  • Saad Mohammed Shariff, MD, was recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, January 1 – January 31, 2023.

  • Micah Mooberry, MD, was promoted to Associate Professor.
    Micah Mooberry, MD
  • Daniel Richardson, MD, Mac, MA, earned an ASH Scholar Award under the mentorship of Bill Wood, MD, MPH.
  • Seth Alexander, EdM, received a UNC Tanner Award for Exellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants.
  • Elizabeth Cole, MD, Lindsey Phillips, MD, Evan Raf, MD,  and Lauren Raff, MD,  won Best Clinical Vignette at the Society of Hospital Medicine North Carolina Triangle Chapter’s Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Poster Competition.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, December 1 – December 31, 2022.

  • Steven Grover, PhD, received a Junior Faculty Development Award.
    Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD, Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, and David Weber, MD
  • Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin), has been honored as the Dr. Ronald & Katherine Falk Eminent Professor in Nephrology.
  • Saira Sheikh, MD,  was elected to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR’s) Board of Directors.
  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, has been named the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • William Wood, MD, MPH, will join Quantum Health’s new clinical advisory board.
  • Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, DTM&H, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH).
  • Magdalene Assimon, PharmD, PhD, Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, and David Weber, MD received the 2022 Drug Therapy Research Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation for their JAMA Cardiology manuscript.
  • Matthew A. Cavender, MD, MPH, FACC, was named co-chair of the Global Expert Panel for the Novo-Nordisk REDEFINE-3 trial which will evaluate the cardiovascular safety of a novel anti-obesity drug (cagrilintide/semaglutide).  Cavender was also named the co-chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Working Group on Public Reporting.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, November 1 – November 30, 2022.

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    Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

    David Weber, MD, MPH, has been elected as the incoming vice president of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

  • NANOBIOTIX appointed Jared Weiss, MD,  to their Scientific Advisory Board to support  development of lead therapeutic candidate NBTXR3.
  • William Fischer, MD, is one of the leaders of the Study of Tecovirimat for Human Monkeypox Virus (STOMP).
  • Laura Blanchard, MPAP, PA-C, has been accepted into the 2023 UNC Physicians Clinical Leadership Program.
  • An abstract by Steven Grover, PhD, titled, “C1 Inhibitor Deficiency Results in Increased Activation of Coagulation and Enhanced Venous Thrombosis” has been selected for presentation in the Plenary Scientific Session of the ASH annual meeting.
  • Will Kwan, Jr. MD, is now an associate professor of medicine.
  • Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC, was named one of Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers. 

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, October 1 – October 31, 2022.

  • Dr. William Fisher (left) and Dr. David Wohl (right).

    William Fischer, MD and David Wohl, MD will lead a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response.

  • Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD, FRCP was elected Executive Councilor of the American Society for Nephrology.
  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, has been elected vice chair of the Thoracic Oncology Network of CHEST and a CHEST distinguished educator.
  • Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD, has been named one of three 2021-2022 Yang Biomedical Scholars.
  • Jack Kuritzky,  MD, was selected by his peers for the Jon M. Williams Award.
  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, helped launch the UNC Lung Cancer Biorespository.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, September 1 – September 30, 2022.

Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH

  • Ryan Threadgill, MD, was voted the House Staff Council Co-President.
  • Carla M. P. Ribeiro, PhD,will serve as a reviewer in the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award – D Study Section (MRAD) in the Cell and Developmental Biology Review Branch at the Center for Scientific Review within the NIH.
  • Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, earned the 2022 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

 


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, August 1 – August 31, 2022.

  • Judy A. Trieu, MD, will be assuming the role of editor-in-chief of The New Gastroenterologist(TNG), a newsletter focused on the clinical and professional needs of early career GIs.
  • Jonathan J. Juliano, MD, has been named Fellow by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society.

Faculty and residents who received awards during the UNC School of Medicine Student Government 2022 Fall Convocation and Ceremony

  • Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, was selected by the senior class for the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
  • Christopher Klipstein, MD, received The Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Clinical Sciences and The Best Application Phase Course Award.
  • Koyal Jain, MD, was honored with The Best Foundation Phase Block Award.
  • Kathryn Johnson, MD, and Portia Nleya, MD, MPH, received a Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • The Joseph M. Craver, MD, ’67 Professor Awards were given to Ria Dancel, MD,  and Karen Kimel-Scott, MD.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, July 1 – July 31, 2022.


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, June 1 – June 30, 2022.

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
  • Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD, in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of UNC Project-China, is now a tenured professor.
  • Chris Evans, DNP, MSN, is one of three recipients of the 2022 Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Award in recognization for his outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists.
  • Allen Cole Burks, MD, received the ATS Thoracic Oncology Assembly Early Career Achievement Award at this year’s American Thoracic Society International Conference
  • Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD, was honored with a Super Steward Award from the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP)
  • Nigel Mackman, PhD, spoke at Karolinska Institute as part of the KI South Distinguished Lecture Series

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Christopher Klipstein, MD

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, May 1 – May 31, 2022.

  • Massicotte-Azarniouch, PhD, Meghan Free, PhD, Carolina A. Herrera, PhD, and Ronald Falk, MD discuss how anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies can damage the vascular system in their paper in Seminars in Immunopathology.

  • Maxwell Diddams, MD, was awarded an Abstract Scholarship Award from the American Thoracic Society Clinical Problems Assembly for his paper on the surgical management of patients with pleural infection who received intrapleural enzyme therapy.

  • Evan Raff, MD, was a recipient of the Academy of Educators Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Award.

  • Karen Kimel-Scott, MD, and Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP, were awarded the Craver Award for Teaching Medical Students by the Academy of Educators

  • Christopher Klipstein, MD, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education by the Academy of Educators

  • Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, has been named as a new course director for the Science of Medicine Course, a required course in the Individualization Phase at the UNC School of Medicine.

  • Jill Cunnup, division administrator for endocrinology & metabolism, was a finalist for the 2021-2022 University Manger of the Year Award.

  • Jeremy Meier, MD, PhD, Simon Gray, MD, PhD, Erin Steinbach, MD, PhD will receive support from the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientists Training Program.

  • Katie Gill, MD, and Katie Allen, MD, received Chair Awards from Dr. Ron Falk.


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Ana Felix, MBBCh, FAAN

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, April 1 – April 30, 2022.

  • Ana C.G. Felix, MBBCh, FAAN, an associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and the Department of Neurology, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) AB Baker Section for Neurological Education.
  • Hannah Little, MHA, the former Associate Chief for Administration for the Division of Infectious Diseases Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, has been named the Associate Chair for Administration in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Leigh Callahan, PhD, Amanda Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS, and Louise Thoma, PT, DPT, PhD, were co-authors on a paper about the management of osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee. It is one of the top cited articles published by Arthritis & Rheumatology.
  • A paper about hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 global trends, co-authored by Saira Sheikh, MD, and Tessa Englund, PhD, was recognized as a top cited article in ACR Open Rheumatology in 2020-2021.
  • Amanda Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS was listed 2nd among the “Most Cited” articles in 2020, with 120 lifetime citations. The paper was published in 2018, in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage.
  • A study co-authored by Saira Sheikh, MD, shows that a type of psychotherapy known as acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, shows promise as an effective tool for people with lupus struggling with anxiety or depression.
  • Amanda Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS was newly elected to the Board of Directors for the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Dr. Nelson has a long history with OARSI, including as a founding member of the Young Investigator Subcommittee, abstract reviewer, & member of the OAC Editorial Board.

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Gabriel Lupu, MD

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, March 1 – March 31, 2022.

  • Gabriel Lupu, MD, Stephanie Pavlovich, MD, PhD, and Aaron Lerner, MD, were recognized for “remarkable examples of excellence” during rapid response events at UNC Medical Center during the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • Steven Grover, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the division of hematology and the UNC Blood Research Center has been selected to receive a “Fellow to Faculty Scholar Award” from the American Society of Hematology.
  • Bryan Godfrey, LCSW, was Geriatric Medicine’s “QI Champion of the Month” in February, recognized for significantly improving the workflow for ordering home medical equipment, saving provider time, and positively impacting the lives of patients.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, February 1 – February 28, 2022.

  • David Margolis, MD, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Jennifer Maguire, MD, has been appointed Director of the Critical Care Selective, a required course for every medical student in their final year of undergraduate medical education.
  • Amanda Nelson, MD, Yvonne Golightly, PhD, Leigh Callahan, PhD, were co-authors of the #2 most talked about article in Arthritis and Rheumatology, during 2021.
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Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

  • UNC Nephrology in Burlington received a 2021 UNC Health Carolina Care Award which recognized top clinics with the highest overall Press Ganey Scores. Congratulations to Lucy Menefee, MSN, DNP, Emily Chang, MD, Mark Kleman, DO, Shannon Murphy, MD, Kawan Swain, MD, Raven Voora, MD, Carlota Brown, CMA, and Sandy Trollinger.
  • The National Kidney Foundation presented the Shaul G. Massry Award to Jenny Flythe, MD.
  • The National Institute of Health and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recognized Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, for her contributions to COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines.
  • Victor Garcia, PhD, was named the 2022 recipient of the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity Speaker Award.
  • Leslie Davis, PhD, RN, was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
  • Tony Mazzella, MD, was selected as a member of the American Heart Association’s fifth Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology fellowship class.
  • A new video celebrates Edward Barnes, MD, the recipient of the 2021 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize.

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Shifali Arora, MD

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, November 1 – November 30, 2021.

  • Leigh Callahan, PhD, will co-chair the Arthritis Foundation’s Pain Management Expert Panel.
  • Shifali Arora, MD, has been appointed vice-chief of clinical operations for the division of gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • Asher Schranz, MD, was selected for a three-year term on the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee.
  • Luther Bartelt, MD, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

 


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, October 1 – October 31, 2021.

  • Congratulations to Department of Medicine nominees for Dean’s Awards: Dan Dalton, MS, RPh, Ashwini Roy-Chaudhury, MPH, Delphine Bull and Tracy Stone.
  • Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, was elected to the UNC Faculty Physicians Board.
  • Millie Long, MD, is the new co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
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    Millie Long, MD, MPH
  • David Weber, MD, MPH, received the SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Mentor Scholar Award at ID Week 2021.
  • Clare Mock, MD, was named the “Physician Leader of the Mortality Reduction Program” for UNC Medical Center. The current Mortality Reduction Team, which includes Paul Ossman, MD, MPH, (hospital medicine) and Lydia Cheng, MD, (pulmonary), won a 2021 “Quality and Safety Award,” recognized by the UNC Medical Center Improvement Council.
  • Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, will leave UNCto serve as UCSD’s Chief Administrative Officer for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Amanda Nelson, MD, received the “Henry Kunkel Early Career Investigator Award” from the American College of Rheumatology.
  • A new Carolina Care Award recognized Joanne Lowry, BSN, RN, MS-BC, for ‘Words and Ways that Work.’ Eastowne received the “Carolina Care Award for Collaboration.”
  • James Donohue, MD, was recognized as an Expertscape world expert in respiratory system diagnostic techniques.
  • Becki Cleveland, PhD, received the “President Honors Award” from the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP). She was also appointed Chair of the ARP Research Subcommittee.
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    Saira Sheikh, MD
  • Kelli Allen, PhD, was named editor of Arthritis Care & Research.
  • Saira Sheikh, MD, was appointed the Linda Coley Sewell Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Alfredo Rivadeneira, MD, was promoted to Professor of Medicine.
  • Ed Barnes, MD, received the 2021 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize.
  • John Batsis, MD, participated in a National Council on Aging Roundable, as the representative from the American Geriatrics Society.
  • Congratulations to Emily Sturkie, MD, Andrew De La Paz, MD, and Leslie Appleton, MD, MPH, recognized for “remarkable examples of excellence” in the newly-instituted ‘Rapid Response Recognition Report.’
  • Joanne Jordan, MD, was named “Master of the American College of Rheumatology.”
  • Leigh Callahan, PhD, joined a Lancet Commission to help change perceptions about OA. She was also appointed President for the US Bone & Joint Initiative, and appointed to the NIAMS Advisory Council for a 3-year term.
  • TARC established the “John B. Winfield, MD, Visiting Scholar Award.” Its first recipient, Ellen Gravallese, MD, (Brigham and Women’s) served as keynote speaker for the TARC Annual Research Day.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, September 1 – September 30, 2021.

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Turkeisha Brown
  • The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded 6 Bedtower a gold-level “Beacon Award for Excellence” at UNC Medical Center. The Beacon application unfolds a story of a nursing unit’s continuous pursuit of excellence and often tells a story of resilience. Patient Services Manager Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, says the three-year recognition represents the efforts of the entire 6BT team. Read more.
  • Sofia Volertas, MD, will give a TEDx talk on October 7, explaining how telemedicine is a chance to return to the roots of healing.
  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, has joined the editorial board of the new digital journal NEJM Evidence. She also received the 2021 McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award.
  • Cardiology’s “Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Length of Stay Initiative was selected as a top project for the UNC Health-UNC Hospitals Quality Expo 2021, Around the World of Quality.
  • Jared Weiss, MD, will present research at the European Society of Medical Oncology in November.
  • UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion named Yolanda Scarlett, MD, the new Director for Underrepresented Trainee Access and Success.
  • The project “A Novel Atrial Fibrillation Care Pathway in the ED Reduces Unnecessary AF Hospitalizations and Improves Quality of Care,” led by Anil Gehi, MD, received a UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award. Read more.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, August 1 – August 31, 2021.

  • Ria Dancel, MD, was awarded the Educational Excellence Award at the National Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.
  • Carla Ribeiro, PhD, will serve as Section Editor for the 2022 respiratory theme on cystic fibrosis for Current Opinion in Pharmacology.
  • Ada Adimora, MD, was elected 2021 Infectious Diseases Society of America Director.
  • Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, the inaugural M. Andrew Greganti Distinguished Professor, was honored with an Investiture celebration.
  • Nash UNC Health in Rocky Mount received the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI Gold Quality Achievement Award and STEMI Gold Receiving Achievement Award.
  • Adeline Dorough, MPH, research coordinator for UNC Dialysis Research under the leadership of Jenny Flythe, MD, will be a speaker for the September Network for Research Professionals education session.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, July 1 – July 31, 2021.

  • Ana Felix, MD, MBBCh, was selected to present the Whitehead Lecture.
  • Claire Larson, MD, was appointed Electives Director for the School of Medicine.
  • Diya Jost, MD, (med-peds resident) received a Robert C. Cefalo, MD, House Officer Award.
  • Ria Dancel, MD, received the 2021 Virtual Education Excellence Award Winner at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine virtual conference.
  • Spencer Dorn, MD, and Susan Hogan, PhD, MPH, were appointed Professors of Medicine.
  • Connie Gilet, RN, MN, ANP-BC, was named the 2021 Maestro Award Winner in the division of nephrology and hypertension.
  • Sidney Smith, MD, was selected to serve on the AHA International Committee and will speak at a Plenary Session at the 2021 AHA Scientific Session in Boston.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, June 1 – June 30, 2021.


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, May 1 – May 31, 2021.

  • Leigh Callahan, PhD, was recently appointed to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Advisory Council for a three-year term.
  • Scott Commins, MD, PhD, has been appointed section chief of allergy and immunology within the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, in the department of medicine. Edwin Kim, MD, MS, is moving to the department of pediatrics to serve as division chief of pediatric allergy and immunology.
  • Kimberly Weaver, MD, was selected for the Clinical Trialist Training Program (CTTP), which includes a clinical trials bootcamp, frequent didactic training, and significant hands-on clinical trial experience.
  • Jared Sninsky, MD, Sasha Deutsch-Link, MD, and Patrick Campbell, MD, are finalists in the ASGE “Gold Scope” competition for GI fellowship training programs. Their team is one of 12 chosen for an all-expense paid trip to Chicago in August for the Final Championship.
  • Patrick Campbell, MD, Laura Rachal, MD, Kelly Hathorn, MD, Tamara Saint-Surin, MD, and Paul Zimmerman, MD, were selected for AOE’s 2021-22 FLAGship Program.
  • Congratulations to eight individuals from the department of medicine who were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha.
  • Claire West, MD, was selected for the IHQI’s Improvement Scholars Program for “Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care.”
  • Jaydeep J.S. Lamba, MD, PhD, and Hillary Spangler, MD, were also selected for the IHQI Improvement Scholars Program for “Mitigating Inpatient Clinical Deterioration through Timely Recognition and Management.”
  • Expertscape recognized 10 physicians in the department of medicine who rank in the top 20 experts in their fields.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, April 1 – April 30, 2021.

  • Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, received the “Golden Apple Award” from Health Volunteers Overseas USA.
  • Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD, received the “Recognition of Early Academic Achievement Award” from the American Thoracic Society’s Assembly of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Klara Klein, MD, PhD, received an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Canadian Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.
  • Alyssa Tilley, MD, was appointed director of palliative care for UNC Malawi.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, March 1 – March 31, 2021.

  • Joe Eron, MD, was awarded the Herman and Louise Smith Distinguished Professorship.
  • Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, received the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award.
  • Will Kwan, Jr, MD, completed the Society of Hospital Medicine’s CHEST Certificate of Completion in Point-of-Care Ultrasound. Kwan joins John Stephens, MD, and Naseem Alavian, MD, in their dedication to mastering and teaching POCUS.

Congratulations to department faculty and clinics that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, February 1 – February 28, 2021.

  • The UNC Medical Center’s Heart Valve Clinic is the first TAVR center in North Carolina to become an American College of Cardiology (ACC) Certified TAVR Center of Excellence.
  • Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, and Chad Pecot, MD, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
  • Evan Dellon, MD, MPH, was recognized as a Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awardee for his study “Anti-Selig-8 Antibody for Eosinophilic Gastritis and Duodenitis,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine last fall.
  • John Buse, MD, PhD, has been appointed co-chair of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Steering Committee.
  • Mazen Al-Qadi, MD, received a CHEST Alfred Soffer Research Award for “Respiratory variation in right atrial pressure predicts right ventricular dysfunction in patients with precapillary pulmonary hypertension.”

Congratulations to department faculty that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, January 1 – January 31, 2021.

  • Millie Long, MD, MPH, and Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, are recipients of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s “2021 United to Care & Cure Awards.” 
  • Yvonne Golightly, PhD, has been appointed associate editor for the Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Journal.
  • Brad Drummond, MD, has been named director of the UNC Alpha-1 Clinical Resource Center.
  • Mina Hosseinipour, MD was honored with the “Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction.”

Congratulations to department faculty and clinics that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, December 1 – December 31, 2020.

  • The Department of Neurology expresses appreciation to Medicine faculty for “Herculean” efforts during the pandemic.
  • The 2020 Carolina Care Excellence Award winners were announced and 80 of the 173 come from the Department of Medicine.
  • Business North Carolina published an abridged list of “Top Docs” (Page 64), which includes faculty from the Department of Medicine.
  • Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, won first prize in the clinical research award session of the 2020 annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  • Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, was named 2020 Clinical Educator of the Year by the HIV Medicine Association.
  • Lisa Rose-Jones, MD, was invited to serve as chair-elect of the Program Directors and Graduate Medical Educators Section Leadership Council for the American College of Cardiology.
  • Edwin Kim, MD, was selected for membership in the Society of Pediatric Research.
  • Joe Eron, MD, Annie Lachiewicz, MD, and Christopher Hurt, MD, have been elected to the Fellows of Infectious Diseases Society of America, the “highest honor in the field of infectious diseases.”
  • John Buse, MD, PhD, was named 2021 co-Chair of the CTSA Consortium Steering Committee.

Congratulations to department faculty that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, November 1 – November 30, 2020.

  • Anthony Mazzella, MD, was accepted as a Fellow-In-Training (FIT) Correspondent for the ACCEL Editorial Board, and an ACC FIT Editorial Fellow for the 2020-2021 publishing cycle, specializing in education and teaching.
  • David Wohl, MD, was honored with the first Charles van der Horst Humanitarian Award. He was also named the Tar Heel of the Month by the News & Observer.
  • Brian P. Kelley, MD, Casey Gazda, MD, and Joseph A. Siyak, MD, published “Loeffler Endocarditis as a Manifestation of Paraneoplastic Hypereosinophilia” in  CASE, Cardiovascular Imaging Case.
  • Megan Andrews, ANP, cardiology and heart transplantation, was named Chair-Elect for the Donate Life NC Board.
  • Naseem Alavian, MD, Babette Stern, MD, and James Sasaki-Adams, MD, won best poster at this year’s Triangle Society of Hospital Medicine Conference.
  • Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, received the H. Fleming Fuller Award.
  • Miranda Van Tilburg, PhD, published “Paediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders” in Nature Reviews Disease Primers.
  • Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, has been selected as the “Pre-Clinical Instructor of the Year” by the UNC Physician Assistant Program.
  • Sidney Smith, MD, and Myron Cohen, MD, were recognized in Clarivate’s 2020 list of Highly Cited Researchers.
  • Kelli Allen, PhD, is editor-in-chief of Arthritis Care & Research.
  • H. James Ford, MD, was named Chair of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association PH Care Centers accreditation review committee for a two-year term effective July, 2020.
  • Patty Chang, MD, has been promoted to Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology. Raquel Reyes, MD, MPA, and Jenn McEntee, MD, have been promoted to Associate Professor in the division of hospital medicine.
  • John Batsis, MD, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and co-chair of the Diversity in Research Subcommittee of the AGS Research Committee. He also published three new papers.
  • Congratulations to Janette Goins, RN, BSN, (NC TraCS) who received a Dean’s Performance Award and has “massively” supported the department’s infectious disease investigators to facilitate vaccine and therapeutic trials, including preparation for multiple facilities for COVID positive patient studies.

Congratulations to department faculty that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, October 1 – October 31, 2020.

  • Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, received the “Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award” from the American College of Rheumatology for outstanding clinical research in osteoarthritis.
  • Marco Alemán, MD, presented the inaugural “Dulce Garcia Award for Outstanding Medical Interpreter,” to Catherine Wilson, an annual recognition sponsored by the division of general medicine.
  • The HIV Medicine Association honored Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, with the “2020 Clinical Educator Award” during the annual IDWeek conference, recognizing Adimora’s “extraordinary contributions to advancing clinical education, with a focus on disseminating her research on the drivers of HIV-related racial disparities.”
  • Martha Dell Strayhorn, MPH, FNP-C, nurse practitioner in the division of hematology, was recognized in a UNC Health Carolina Care Highlight.
  • Lindsay Wilson, MD, MPH, was selected as co-director of the Individualization Phase of the UNC School of Medicine curriculum.
  • Lisa Carey, MD, was named one of the top 10 breast cancer experts in the country, ranked by Expertscape.
  • Jenny Flythe, MD, was appointed vice chief of nephrology and hypertension, and Raven Voora, MD, was appointed associate professor.
  • Carleton Moore, MD, MPH, has been appointed associate director of UNC’s Institute for Health and Quality Improvement.
  • Hyman Muss, MD, who received the “Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award,” is featured in this ASCO video.

Congratulations to department faculty and clinics that received the following accolades, awards and appointments, September 1 – September 31, 2020.

  • UNC Geriatrics received the “2020 Carolina Care Excellence Award” for patient care. UNC Geriatrics is the only primary care clinic to be recognized with this award, which is based on Press Ganey patient surveys. Under the medical directorship of Steve Kizer, MD, UNC Geriatrics clinic has been a Carolina Care Excellence Award recipient for the past 5 years.
  • Lindsey Wilson, MD, MPH, received a “Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Award” for significantly influencing courses in the Foundation Phase.
  • Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, received UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award.
  • Christopher Klipstein, MD, received the Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Clinical Sciences.
  • Katie Gill, MD, and Casey Birschbach, MD, received Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards.
  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, and Patricia Rivera, MD, were both named “2020 Distinguished CHEST Educator” a designation that provides national-level recognition of excellence in continuing medical education.
  • Under the medical directorship of Margaret Drickamer, MD, the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home won a Carolina Care “Behavioral Award” for outpatient care.
  • Cristine Henage, MPS, EdD, was recently promoted to assistant director of the UNC Center for Aging and Health’s Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP). Henage has led the CGWEP since 2011 and guided the program through two rounds of Health Resources Services Administration funding to ensure that geriatrics is embedded throughout North Carolina’s health care workforce.
  • The UNC IV Diuresis Clinic received the “UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Team Award.” Medicine’s Value Care Action Group developed the clinic, initiated by Thelsa Weickert, MD.
  • The UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont was named one of the “Top Clinic Achievers” at UNC for FY2020, based on Press Gainey scores. Deepa Kirk, MD, is medical director of the clinic.
  • Neil Shah, MD, has been appointed associate program director for the UNC Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, August 1 – August 31, 2020.

  • Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, has been selected to deliver the Whitehead Lecture, scheduled for 9/4 at noon. Jain was also selected as this year’s recipient of the “Foundation Phase Outstanding Director Teaching Award” by the Class of 2022.
  • Jean Dostou, MD, has been promoted to professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolism.
  • Lisa Rose-Jones, MD, was appointed to the program committee of the Annual Scientific Session. She will also join the American Board of Internal Medicine to help determine passing score for the Cardiovascular Disease Certification.
  • Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, was appointed director of clinical hepatology.
  • Matt Cavender, MD, was named to the editorial board for the American College of Cardiology.
  • Two medicine divisions have received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home designations. General Medicine received a five-star rating, and Geriatric Medicine received a four-star rating.
  • Becky White, MD, MPH, has been selected as a teacher in the “Foundation Phase” of the UNC School of Medicine, recognized for excellence as a patient-centered care tutor.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, July 1 – July 31, 2020.


Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, June 1 – June 30, 2020.

  • John P. Vavalle, MD has been promoted to associate professor with tenure.
  • Richard Loeser, Jr., MD, was named the Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine.
  • Leigh Callahan, PhD, was voted president-elect of the US Bone and Joint Initiative.
  • The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has invited Stephan Moll, MD, to present “The Potential of Telepresence to Transform Future Space Exploration Operations” at the AIAA meeting in November.
  • Robert Hagan, MD, PhD, has received a junior investigator award from the ATS’s Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology for “Myeloid TBK1 Signaling Contributes to the Immune Response to Influenza.”
  • Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology.
  • Hyman Muss, MD, received the ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award for improving cancer care in older adults.
  • The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic was selected to become an FCN Discovery Center of Distinction. As lead principal investigator, Edwin Kim, MD, MS, will help develop critical infrastructure necessary to deliver optimal clinical care to patients with food allergy and leadership in the community.
  • The Office of Global Health Education recently announced the 4th cohort of Global Health Scholars, and two fellows are from the department of medicine. Jennifer Morgan, MD (Oncology), and Min Kim, MD (Infectious Diseases), will join the two-year, multi-disciplinary program with funding to support their interests in global health.
  • The UNC Internal Medicine Residency Program held the annual resident awards ceremony June 22, celebrating those who engender the shared and treasured spirit of the UNC Department of Medicine.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, May 1 – May 31, 2020.

  • William Fischer, MD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, earned Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships for infectious diseases research and clinical care.
  • Myron Cohen, MD, is a new inductee into the Order of the Golden Fleece, UNC’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. 
  • Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, has been named a 2020-2021 Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee by the US Deprescribing Research Network. 
  • The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators welcomes 24 new members from the Department of Medicine.
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, commended Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, for contributing to treatment guidelines for COVID-19 in people with HIV/AIDS. In his letter, he expressed gratitude for her outstanding work in caring for patients and for all the additional ways she is helping to respond to the pandemic during this most extraordinary time.
  • Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH, has been chosen for a fellowship with AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships to train with Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Brian Diekman, PhD, TARC, and 2019 Medical Student in Aging Research (MSTAR) student Kayla Darris, have been awarded the American Geriatrics Society’s 2020 Best Abstract Award for “The effect of long-term systemic treatment with the senolytics dastinib and quercetin on age-related osteoarthritis.” 
  • Shana Ratner, MD, expressed her appreciation for the ACLGIM Leadership Award in a recorded video here.
  • Christian Agosto-Burgos, working in the UNC Kidney Center Lab of Ronald Falk, MD, has received the 2020 Boka W. Hadzija Award, a UNC Chancellor’s Award.
  • David Weber, MD, MPH, was commended by Fort Bragg’s US Army Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla for his “leadership and critical partnership with Fort Bragg and Womack Army Medical Center.” William Roper also praised Weber for strong leadership that helped the UNC System craft a strategic response to the pandemic.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, April 1 – April 30, 2020.

  • Patricia Rivera, MD, was voted new secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society. She will serve as president in 2023.

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades, awards and appointments, February 15-March 31, 2020.

Congratulations to department faculty and fellows who received the following accolades and awards, January 15-February 14, 2020.

  • J. Alex Duncan, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and will be inducted in April.
  • The National Cancer Institute has named Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, director of the NCI Center for Global Health. Read more.
  • Outpatient team members in the Infectious Diseases Clinic received the UNC Medical Center Quality and Safety Award. Read more.
  • Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, was recognized in the Carolina Care Highlight. Read more.
  • Shana Ratner, MD, FACP, will receive the 2020 Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Medicine Leadership Award. Read more.
  • R. Balfour Sartor, MD, received the American Gastroenterological Association‘s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. Read more.
  • UNC School of Medicine alumnus Dr. William Nebel honored Amy Shaheen, MD, by establishing the Amy Shaheen, MD, Fund for Student Research and Quality Improvement. Read more.

Congratulations to department faculty and fellows who received the following accolades and awards, December 15, 2019-January 15, 2020.

  • Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, received the Presidential Citation Award from the Association of Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors.  
  • Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, has been invited to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. The 33-member Council advises the Governor and NC’s Department of Health and Human Services on programs to promote public understanding of aging issues and makes recommendations on improving services for older adults. 
  • Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Board of Directors. Read more. 
  • Luis Malpica Castillo, MD, received an American Society of Hematology Achievement Award  for his abstract/oral presentation, “Adherence to Infectious Disease Screening and Immunization Guidelines When Treating Non-Malignant Immune-Mediated Hematologic Disorders. 
  • The Triangle Business Journal Health Care Heroes Award for “Community Impact will be awarded to the Center for Aging and Health’s Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative and UNC Health Care. The award recognizes the dementia friendly training program’s impact at the pilot site, UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, and its expansion to other UNC Health Care hospitals: Chatham Hospital UNC Health Care, NC Memorial Hospital, Pardee UNC Health Care, and Wayne UNC Health Care.  
  • Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, received one of the 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases awards. Read more.
  • Catherine Coombs, MD, MS, received the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award. 
  • Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been appointed to the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s Institutional Representatives Program for the next five years. Read more.
  • Shana Ratner, MD, FACP, will receive the Association of Chiefs & Leaders of General Internal Medicine leadership award. 
  • Joseph S. Rossi, MD, MSCI, FACC, FSCAI, and George Stouffer, MD, were co-authors on a study led by Eshelman School of Pharmacy doctoral student Jesse Martin which was recognized as one of the top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2019. Read more.
  • Gary Winzelberg, MD, has been elected as National Chair Elect of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Directors Special Interest Group. 

December 16, 2019

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades and awards, November 15-December 15, 2019.

  • Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, had a posted designated as Presidential Poster at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) annual meeting. Read more.
  • Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, was featured in the Carolina Care Highlight. Read more.
  • Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). Read more.
  • Richard Loeser, MD, received Rheumatology Research Foundation’s “Memorial Lectureship Award,” at the 2019 Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Read more.
  • Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, was selected for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) Junior Reviewer Program. Dr. Niznik is one of 18 junior faculty selected for the 2-year program from a highly competitive pool of peers engaged in aging research.
  • Chad Pecot, MD, was named a Yang Family Biomedical Scholar. Read more.

November 16, 2019

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades and awards, October 15-November 15, 2019.

  • Arlene E. Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, will be inducted into the second cohort of Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). Read more.
  • Erin Finn, MD, received the 2019 Cefalo House Office Award. Read more.
  • Barbara LeVarge, MD, was featured in UNC’s Carolina Care Highlight. Read more.
  • Patricia Rivera, MD, has been selected to the ABIM Pulmonary Exam Committee, beginning in the fall of 2020.
  • Sidney Smith, MD, received an Outstanding Contributions award during the 30th Anniversary of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology. Dr. Smith also received a 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians.

October 16, 2019

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades and awards, September 1 – October 15, 2019.

  • Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Read more.
  • Patricia Rivera, MD, will receive the 2019 Educator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. Read more.
  • Jamie Waldron, MD, third-year fellow, received the Best Fellow Presentation award at the Southeastern Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society’s (SEAAIS) annual meeting. Read more.

September 10, 2019

Congratulations to department faculty who received the following accolades and awards, July 1 – September 1, 2019.