Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, wins UNC Lineberger Developmental Award

February 1, 2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.   Dr. Downs-Canner received a Tier 1 Pilot Award entitled “Inhibition of Th17 into Treg conversion as a novel component of immunotherapy in triple negative breast cancer.” Her research will be funded in the amount of $50,000 over 1 year. … Continued

Chirag Desai, MD, Honored as 2019 Health Care Hero

January 31, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Triangle Business Journal unveiled the 23 winners of its 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards. The Department of Surgery is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Chirag Desai was among this years winners.

Melina Kibbe, MD, Awarded NIH R01 Award

December 21, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melina Kibbe, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The award was given for her project entitled, “A Novel Endovascular Approach to Remove Atherosclerotic Plaque Lesions in Situ”, in the amount … Continued

Award Winners Rebecca Maine, MD, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, and Edward Bahnson, PhD

December 17, 2018

Congratulations to our 2019 Junior Faculty Development Award Winners.   Congratulations to Rebecca Maine, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Edward Bahnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery for being … Continued

Association of Women Surgeons Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Trista Reid

December 5, 2018

UNC medical student Jihane Jadi interviews her mentor, Dr. Trista Reid, about her career as a trauma/critical care surgeon, being a woman in surgery, and her advice to those beginning their careers. Whenever you ask a resident or a medical student about their experience working with Dr. Trista Reid, her outstanding commitment to patient care, education, … Continued

American College of Surgeons Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching

November 21, 2018

UNC Simulation Laboratory hosts the 3rd annual ACS Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching November 8 – 10, 2018 Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Outliers: The Story of Success writes, “Achievement is talent plus preparation. However, the ten-thousand-hour research reminds us that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the … Continued

NC Jaycee Burn Center Survivor Reunion

November 16, 2018

NC Jaycee  Burn Center hosted the 27th Annual “Celebration of Life” burn survivors’ reunion on Saturday, November 11th. This event offered survivors, their families and friends, members of the fire service, current and former Burn Center staff, and community volunteers an opportunity to come together to share stories of recovery, struggle, and hope. The event … Continued

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Hold Inaugural Southeast Exchange Conference

October 16, 2018

The UNC and Duke Chapters of the Association of Women Surgeons held the inaugural Southeast Exchange Conference on September 22, 2018, at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The conference included a series of workshops and panels on topics aligned with the theme, “Breaking Down Barriers, Building Each Other Up.”

Samuel Jones, MD, to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

October 12, 2018

UNC Greensboro (UNCG), the Triad’s largest state university, announced that Dr. Samuel Jones (’93 MA) has been selected to receive the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award.

Focus Carolina Interviews Melina Kibbe, MD

October 10, 2018

Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, was recently interviewed by Focus Carolina. She discussed the events in her life that led her to become a pioneering doctor, her groundbreaking research and her work as a Vascular Surgeon.