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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

Stephanie Downs-Canner Receives 2020-2021 Craver Medical Student Teaching Award

August 26, 2021

It is with great pleasure we announce that Dr. Stephanie Downs-Canner, Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology has been chosen by the Academy of Educators as the recipient of the 2020-2021 Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. Joseph M. Craver, M.D. ’67, a retired Thoracic Surgeon in Atlanta, GA, gifted the Craver Medical Student … Continued

Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards

August 26, 2021

Vascular Resident Dr. Colby Ruiz and PGY 1 Preliminary Intern Dr. Julia Button received Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards at the 2021 UNC School of Medicine’s Whitehead Lecture and Awards ceremony on August 4.

Joseph Kearney, MD, receives AHPBA 2021 Steve Sotsky Award

July 17, 2021

Dr. Kearney is a recipient of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association 2021 Steve Sotsky Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding work in the field of pancreatic research by a trainee. This award was created in memory of the father of AHPBA member, Dr. Tara Sotsky Kent. Mr. Steve Sotsky died of pancreatic cancer in September 2013. … Continued

5 Years of Best Clinical Clerkship!

July 16, 2021

For the 5th year in a row, Luigi Pascarella, MD, Clerkship Director, along with Drs. Barnhouse and Klipstein won an award from the UNC School of Medicine Student Government. Their course titled “Hospital, Interventional, and Surgical Care” was selected by the Class of 2022 as this year’s recipient of the Best Clinical Clerkship. This award … Continued