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Rao Promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics

June 1, 2024

Priyanka Rao, MD was promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics effective June 1, 2024. Dr. Rao has been a faculty member in Pediatrics since August 2020. Dr. Rao received her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2008 and earned her medical degree in 2013 from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. Before returning to UNC, she served as a Neonatal Hospitalist at the University of Michigan C.S., Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congratulations Priyanka!

April Smithwick Named Neonatal APP Manager

May 26, 2024

We are excited to announce that April Smithwick, ARNP, NNP-BC has accepted the role of Advanced Practice Provider Manager in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine effective May 26, 2024. April joined our NNP team at UNC in 2020 and quickly demonstrated her excellent clinical and leadership skills. We are very proud to welcome her into this new APP leadership role! We know that our NP team will continue to grow and be successful under April’s leadership! Congratulations, April!

Kamoun Awarded Greenwall Foundation Making a Difference Grant

May 25, 2024

Camilia Kamoun, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Endocrinology, was recently awarded a grant by the Greenwall Foundation through its Making a Difference Program, in support of her project, “Moving Away from Race-Ethnicity Based Clinical Care of Early Female Puberty Towards Race and Ethnicity Conscious Puberty Justice”. Congratulations Camilia!

Morrissey Receives Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award

May 21, 2024

Samantha Morrissey, MD, PhD, a UNC Med-Peds resident, has been honored with the prestigious Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award for her groundbreaking research conducted at the UNC McAllister Heart Institute under the guidance of Brian Jensen, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of cardiology.

Boyd, Stromberg, and Weber recognized as Super Antimicrobial Stewards

May 16, 2024

The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) honored three collaborators with Super Steward Awards. The award recipients were Jenny Boyd, MD; Joseph Stromberg, MD; and David J. Weber, MD, MPH. CASP created the awards in 2022 to recognize colleagues’ efforts to champion stewardship in their settings.

2024 Academy of Educators Pediatric Graduates, Inductees, and Awards

May 16, 2024

We are excited to recognize our faculty and trainees for their recent Academy of Educator (AOE) accomplishments.  We are so grateful for their enthusiasm, dedication, and talents as UNC AOE educators. Founded in 2006, the Academy of Educators is designed to emphasize teaching and support faculty development both in Chapel Hill and across the state.

Cannon Accepted to NC TraCS Clinical Trialist Training Program

May 15, 2024

Laura Cannon, Assistant Professor in Rheumatology, was accepted to the 2024-2025 NC TraCS Clinical Trialist Training Program. The Clinical Trialist Training Program (CTTP) is a NC TraCS initiative that provides didactic and experiential training that fosters the development of faculty who are interested in being new site investigators for multicenter clinical trials. Congratulations Laura!