Nathan A. Womack 2019 Graduation Celebration

June 14, 2019

Graduating Residents and Fellows, accompanied by their families, attended the Department of Surgeries Graduation Ceremony on June 7, 2019 at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill. This year’s event included fellows from Critical Care, Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology, and Vascular Surgery as well as residents from General Surgery, and Plastic … Continued

4th Annual Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day

June 14, 2019

The Department of Surgery hosted its 4th Annual Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day on Friday, June 7, 2018. Over 70 faculty members, alumni, residents and medical students in the Department took part in the day. There were 54 poster presentations and eight oral presentations from across the nine divisions that showcased an array … Continued

Melanoma survivor shares story to inspire hope

June 11, 2019

When Judith Edmonds discovered an itchy, raised freckle on her leg, she knew something was wrong. At that time, she didn’t realize how important this was going to be to her life. Edmonds, who now lives in Bullock, N.C., was diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, and she had the cancer … Continued

UNC Children’s Hospital provides high-quality care

June 11, 2019

BY DR. MELINA KIBBE AND DR. STEPHANIE DUGGINS DAVIS First and foremost, we are physicians who have dedicated our lives to caring for and caring about patients. We celebrate with families the joys of curing illness; and we are deeply impacted by any death, particularly that of a young child. We lead our respective areas … Continued

Laura Parcell, MD, Recieves NIH Fogarty Award

May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Laura Parcell, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, who was offered a position in the 2019-2020 class of the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program. This mentored training opportunity is based in Malawi over the duration of the award, where she will gain experience and expertise in the conduct of research. The UJMT Fogarty Global … Continued

Erica Peters, PhD, Receives Award

May 22, 2019

Erica Peters, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, was selected to receive a Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2019 Collaborative Research Travel Grant. The grant is for her project entitled: “Development of injectable, niche-responsive peptide amphiphile nanofibers to reduce atherosclerotic plaque burden.” Her grant as approved in the amount of $8,000 to be used between June 1, 2019 and December 31, … Continued

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH Honored with Distinguished Professorship

May 20, 2019

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH Honored with The Oliver R. Rowe Distinguished Professorship. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Anthony Gbolahan Charles, MD, MPH, was honored with the Oliver R. Rowe Distinguished Professorship. The event, which took place at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, was marked by speeches that touched upon the impact and history of … Continued

Melina Kibbe, MD, Honored with Presidential Citation

May 13, 2019

Melina Kibbe, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Honored with Presidential Citation award from the Association of VA Surgeons. The Presidential Citation is given In special recognition for outstanding contributions made to further the well-being of veterans of the United States of America, the Association of VA Surgeons recognizes your exemplary leadership and dedicated commitment … Continued

Mia Klein Takes Home a Win at this Years Association of VA Surgeons Conference

May 13, 2019

Mia Klein, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, received the award for Best Basic Science Presentation at the Association of VA Surgeons Conference in April. Not only did she receive the Best Basic Science Presentation which consisted of a cash prize, but she also won the trauma competition. She won a trip to present her abstract to represent … Continued

Celebrating our Providers’ Carolina Care Excellence

May 7, 2019

Please join us in congratulating our 14 providers who will receive the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence! UNC Health Care administers the CG-CAHPS (Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey to solicit feedback from our patients. The survey asks patients if they would … Continued

Timothy Farrell, MD and Marco Patti, MD receive UNC-MAHEC Simulation Grant

May 1, 2019

Timothy Farrell, MD, Vice Chair of Education and Professor of Surgery along with Dr. Marco Patti, Professor of Surgery and Simulation Director was awarded a UNC_MAHEC Grant. They received a grant in the amount of $38,000 for one year. Their grant was based on the following proposal: Overview: Surgical simulation is appealing because it allows … Continued

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Elected President-elect of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

April 30, 2019

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of UNC Children’s Hospital was elected President-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS). The mission of the SBAS is to improve health, advance science, and foster careers of African American and other underrepresented minority surgeons. Throughout her career, Dr. Hayes-Jordan has exemplified the qualities of … Continued