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  • Jonah Pierce Receives 2023 Dr. Patrick Kenny Certified Nurse of the Year Award

    Jonah Pierce, RN, received the 2023 Dr. Patrick Kenny Certified Nurse of the Year Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). This award is given to the certified nurse who exemplifies excellence in HIV/AIDS Nursing and who advances the mission of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. Pierce, the UNC ID Clinic’s HIV Patient Care Coordinator, has been a fierce pa … Read more

  • Breaking Barriers in Healthcare: Team Lead by Raff, Moore Named Finalist for Prestigious Healthcare Equity Award

    A multidisciplinary team, lead by Drs. Evan Raff and Carlton Moore in the Division of Hospital Medicine, 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 for their work on improving healthcare delivery to patients with limited English proficiency at the medical cente … Read more

  • Weber honored with Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award

    David J. Weber’s, MD, MPH, many titles reflect his many strengths: tremendous expertise in medicine, public health and infectious diseases; devotion to service rendered with the intention of doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people; and managing multiple responsibilities with a steadfast commitment and apparent joy. It is fitting to recognize Weber’s service as a … Read more

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    Department APPs honored during first annual APP Recognition Awards Ceremony

    At the first annual APP Recognition Awards Ceremony, award nominees and recipients, as well as all APPs at UNC, were recognized for their service to our patients, learners, colleagues and UNC. The following advanced practice providers from the Department received 2023 APP Excellence Awards. Angela Spruill, ANP-BC Excellence in Clinical Practice Tatjana Grgic, PharmD, BCOP, CPP Ex … Read more

  • Dr. Archin Receives Diversity in Science and Excellence Award

    Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, was recently awarded the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity in Science and Excellence award. Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, recently received t … Read more

  • Dr. Commins Named William J. Yount Distinguished Professor of Medicine

    Scott Commins, MD, PhD an allergist internationally known for his work with Alpha-gal syndrome, has been named the newly established William J. Yount, MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Faculty who contribute exemplary knowledge to advancing science or human health are honored with a distinguished professorship. “It gives me such pleasure to honor both Dr. Yount, who was a f … Read more

  • Dr. Adrian Austin Selected as 2023 Butler-Williams Scholar

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has selected Dr. Adrian Austin to join the 2023 Butler-Williams Scholars Program. Presented by the NIA Office of Special Populations, the program offers opportunities for junior faculty and researchers to gain additional experience in aging research. It also helps these researchers to expand their networks and polish their grant writing skill … Read more

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    Faculty and Residents Honored by UNC SOM Student Government

    The UNC School of Medicine Student Government held the Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on August 16. The following faculty and residents from the Department of Medicine were recognized. Christopher Klipstein, MD, professor of medicine and co-director of patient centered care, received the The Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Clinical Sciences … Read more

  • GI Fellows Win Golden Scope ASGE Competition

    A team of UNC GI fellows entered a quiz bowl-type contest sponsored by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The competition tested their knowledge and featured some endoscopy technical skills. The impressive team, pictured below, of Drs. Gabrielle Ritaccio, Ryan Balko, and Alicia Muratore, beat 66 teams from all over the world to share the $5,000 prize!

  • Drs. Weickert, Shifali, Elected to the Medical Staff Executive Committee

    Congratulations to the newly elected at-large members of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The new members from the Department of Medicine, who will serve a 2-year term, include: Thelsa Weickert, MD Shifali Arora, MD Also, a huge thanks to our departing members whose terms have expired – Cody Deen, MD, and Jennifer Mentee. The MSEC consists of the officers of the Medical Sta … Read more

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    Dr. Adrian Austin Recognized by ATS Critical Care Assembly

    Adrian Austin, MD was recently highlighted by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assemblies as the June 2023 Critical Care Assembly Early Career Professional. The program showcases early career professionals by promoting and disseminating their work and encouraging collaboration and networking. Dr. Austin is a Intensivist, Pulmonologist, and Geriatrician with a strong interest i … Read more

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    Dr. Christine Kistler receives JPCA Best Investigator Award

    The Japan Primary Care Association recently selected Dr. Christine Kistler as the recipient of the Best Investigator Award in the International Session (Oral) from their 14th Annual Conference. The official decision was announced at the JPCA board meeting on May 28. Dr. Kistler will be honored at the 2023 award ceremony on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Dr. Kistler is an Associate Profes … Read more