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Felicia Williams, MD, FACS Selected as Southern Surgical Association Leadership Scholar

April 28, 2023

Felicia Williams, MD, FACS is the Associate Division Chief, Associate Director of the Burn Intensive Care Unit, and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Burn Surgery. She has been selected as a Scholar in the Southern Surgical Association’s Leadership Development Program’s Class of 2023.  Learn more about Dr. Williams here  The Southern Surgical … Continued

Damitz, Stitzenberg, Wood & Gallagher Named Exceptional Women in Medicine

March 21, 2023

Congratulations to these exceptional women physicians and faculty members on the recognition of their excellence as they serve the people of North Carolina and beyond. About the Exceptional Women in Medicine Award: (Award by Castle Connolly Top Doctors):  Awardees are recognized annually, based on peer nominations and outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of … Continued

Akinkuotu Named UNC Simmons Scholar

March 15, 2023

The Department of Surgery is pleased to congratulate Adesola Akinkuotu, MD, MPH, named a University of North Carolina Simmons Scholar. Dr. Akinkuotu is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Her specialties include minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital anomalies, and prenatal counseling. As a Simmons Scholar, Dr. Akinkuotu will be eligible to … Continued

Akinkuotu Selected to Receive Junior Faculty Development Award

December 8, 2022

Congratulations to Adesola Akinkuotu, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery.  She has been selected to receive a competitive Junior Faculty Development Award.   Each year, the Provost’s Office hosts a competition for $10,000 Junior Faculty Development Awards with funds provided by IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. Recipients are selected by the … Continued

UNC School of Medicine Selected as a 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Winner

November 18, 2022

The UNC School of Medicine has received the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The School of Medicine was recognized for its robust DEI infrastructure across campus, numerous efforts designed to provide education and training opportunities for the next generation of doctors, basic science researchers, health … Continued

Desai Guides Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Center Team to Earn National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence Designation

October 31, 2022

Chapel Hill, NC, October 27, 2022  – UNC Medical Center – Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program has been nationally recognized as an approved NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation. NPF Centers are awarded after a rigorous audit review to determine that an institutions focus is on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis, treating … Continued

2022 Nathan A. Womack Research Day Celebrates Award Recipients, Keynote

June 7, 2022

The 2022 Nathan A. Research Day was a huge success! Thanks to Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Jayme Locke, MD, MPH. Award winners recognized: Jaclyn Portelli Tremont, MD: George F. Sheldon, MD Surgical Research Award for best oral presentation Hannah Trembath, MD: Best Clinical Science Poster Presentation Joe Kearney, MD: Best Basic Science Poster Presentation Olivia … Continued