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Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Team Recieves Gold Designation

January 25, 2022

Please join us in congratulating the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) team as they received a Gold Designation as a Beacon Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nursing! The UNC SICU was one of only 30 ICUs in the nation to receive this recognition. Despite two years of the pandemic and limited resources, the … Continued

Mody Receives K23 Grant From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

January 3, 2022

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gita Mody for receiving a K23 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for her project entitled “Improving Thoracic Surgical Care using electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePROs)”. The grant is from 1/1/2022-12/31/2026 for a total of $1,010,785.

Kim co-PI on $2M NIH RO1 Grant with Radiology Collaborators

November 23, 2021

UNC Department of Surgery is pleased to recognize co-PI Professor Lawrence Kim, MD, in the division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery who was awarded a four-year R01 funding ($2M) in September 2021. Along with Associate Professor of Radiology Zhanhong Wu, PhD, as co-MPI of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases … Continued

UNC named a American College of Surgeons NSQIP Meritorious hospital for 2020

November 23, 2021

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program recognized UNC for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care for the 2020 calendar year for both ALL CASES and HIGH RISK CASES!  This award is for the Adult NSQIP Program at UNCH, Chapel Hill Campus. We were one of 90 out of 706 eligible … Continued

Katharine McGinigle Receives Award from Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation

November 15, 2021

Congratulations to Katharine McGinigle, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. McGinigle received an award from the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation (SVS) for her work entitled, “Using Precision Medicine to Define Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia.” The award is in the amount of $25,000. The mission … Continued

Raffs Receive NC TraCS Health Equity Research Award

October 1, 2021

Announcement courtesy of Kim Morris, Department of Medicine, September 29, 2021 Lauren Raff, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, and Evan Raff, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital of medicine were awarded an NC TraCS Health Equity Award to improve rapid response outcomes in patients whose primary language is … Continued

David Ollila Receives Award From the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF)

September 9, 2021

Congratulations to David Ollila, MD, James and Jesse Millis Distinguished Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Ollila received an Award from the John Wayne Cancer Foundation (JWCF) for the project entitled “Artificial Intelligence-Aided Digital Pathology to Improve Diagnosis in Metastatic Melanoma.” The award is for $25,000 from 8/1/2021 thru 7/31/2022. … Continued