Annual awards from the Dean’s Office recognizing the research of distinguished faculty in the SOM

Oliver Smithies Investigators

An annual award to honor senior faculty members who have made significant research contributions and achieved international recognition for their work. The award was established in honor of the research achievements of UNC Nobel Prize Winner Oliver Smithies, DPhil, the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

2018

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Joe Eron, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Brian Kuhlman, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics

2017

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Brian Strahl, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Jen Jen Yeh, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

2016

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Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD
Professor of Medicine

Karen Mohlke, PhD
Professor of Genetics

2015

Kim Boggess, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Professor of Genetics

Yang Biomedical Scholars

The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.

2018

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Louise Henderson, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor Radiology

Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Ian Shih, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology

2017

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Edward Miao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Garrett Stuber, PhD
Associatge Professor of Psychiatry, Cell Biology & Immunology

2015

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Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics

Maureen, Su, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Yisong Wan, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine

Through the generosity of the Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, a trust fund has been established within the Medical Foundation for the support of Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The aim of the program is to retain promising junior faculty within the UNC School of Medicine. The recipient of the award is given public recognition of his/her prior achievements and the School’s confidence in his/her future, and the monetary award allows the recipient a degree of freedom to explore new ideas, new ways of teaching students, treating patients, or investigating biological problems that may not be available from other granting agencies.

Any individual, either basic medical scientist or clinical scientist, is eligible for nomination for a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships provided that the candidate has been a full-time faculty member of the SOM for at least 3 years and does not have tenure at the time of appointment as a Fellow.

Preference will be given to candidates below the rank of Associate Professor, but Associate Professors without tenure are eligible. Fixed term and tenure track assistant and associate professors (without tenure) are eligible.

Don’t miss the 2020-2021 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine and James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award Seminar celebrating this year’s awardees on October 21, 2020 at 1pm. More information, including zoom link information, can be found here.

Please visit the 2020 RFA linked here for more information about eligibility, nomination materials, and submission process. Applications were due September 25, 2020.

Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Awards

Through the generosity of the late Dr. James W. Woods, a trust fund has been established at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide this junior faculty award within the UNC School of Medicine. One recipient will be selected each year, and the aim of the award is to support and retain promising young members of the medical school clinical faculty.

Full time, clinical faculty members are eligible for nomination for a Woods Award provided they have been a full-time member of the clinical faculty at the UNC School of Medicine for at least three years. Fixed term and tenure track assistant professors are eligible.

Don’t miss the 2020-2021 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine and James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award Seminar celebrating this year’s awardees on October 21, 2020 at 1pm. More information, including zoom link information, can be found here.

Please visit the 2020 RFA linked here for more information about eligibility, nomination materials, and submission process. Applications were due September 25, 2020.

Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

The Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award recognizes sustained, exceptional cancer research over a career by faculty at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Previous winners include Drs. Yi Zhang, Nancy Raab-Traub, Yanping Zhang, Channing Der, Yue Xiong, Joseph Pagano, Charles Perou, Sharon Campbell, Jenny Ting, Shelton Earp, Gary Johnson, and Aziz Sancar.

Please review the 2020-2021 Battle Award Nomination Memo for more information about the award, application process, and required materials. The nominations and supporting documents are due no later than November 17, 2020.