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Perez Accepted into Leading Transformation in Academic Medicine 23-24

July 14, 2023

Arielle Perez, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Surgery, Director, UNC Hernia Center, and Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program Division of General Surgery. We wish her congratulations on acceptance to participate in the 2023-2024 Leading Transformation in Academic Medicine (LTAM).  LTAM is described as “the most robust leadership development program the School of … Read more

Kapadia, Perez, Wood are 2023 Honorees of UNC’s Academy of Educators

June 12, 2023

Three Department of Surgery Faculty members were honored for their excellence and impact by the UNC Academy of Educators during the Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on June 6th, 2023. Congratulations to Dr. Jeyhan Wood, Dr. Muneera Kapadia, and Dr. Arielle Perez.   Application/Individualization Phase Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award: Jeyhan Wood, MD Application/Individualization … Read more

Jesse Clement Selected for Emerging Leader Academy

December 19, 2022

  We are pleased to announce that Jesse Clement, Administrative Coordinator, has been recognized as an outstanding team member and leader in our department! As such, she has been invited to participate in the 2023 Emerging Leader Academy. This is a highly selective program designed for individuals who have been identified as outstanding team members … Read more

Blandon-Hendrix Earns Doctorate of Nursing Practice

December 15, 2022

Daniel Blandon-Hendrix, UNC Surgery’s Manager of Advanced Practice Providers, has earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice.  Dan’s dedication as a team leader and to the Department’s mission to serve the people of North Carolina have been invaluable on many levels.  We celebrate Dan in his achievement in this significant career milestone.

Jihane Jadi: 2021 George F. Sheldon, MD Leadership Award Recipient

March 17, 2021

Congratulations to Jihane Jadi, the 2021 George F. Sheldon, MD, Leadership Award Recipient. Since 2000, the Department of Surgery has recognized a fourth-year medical student who demonstrates outstanding academic and clinical achievement, and who possesses personal characteristics that promise a future leadership role in surgery. Originally named the Hugh Williamson Award, it was renamed in … Read more

Avital Yohann, MD, Receives Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Award

February 10, 2021

Congratulations to Avital (Tali) Yohann, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, who was offered a position in the 2020-2021 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 program provides … Read more

Hayes-Jordan, featured in USA Today About the Shortage of Black Doctors in the U.S.

December 28, 2020

America has an urgent need for Black doctors: ‘It’s hard to be what you can’t imagine’ Nada Hassanein published in USA TODAY December 26, 2020 Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan was confused when she didn’t match into a pediatric surgery training program. She had it all: research, publications, strong references. “You know why you’re not getting in?” a … Read more