JAMA Surgery #1 surgery journal in the world with Dr. Melina Kibbe as Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2019

JAMA Surgery journal receives a record high impact factor of 10.668 making it the #1 surgery journal in the world and the distinction of being the 1st surgery journal to achieve a double-digit impact factor. JAMA Surgery recently announced that its impact factor rose significantly from 8.5 to 10.688 making it the highest ranked surgery journal in the world, as well as the first surgery journal to … Continued

Drs. Bruce Cairns and Anthony Charles Receive NIH T32 award

June 28, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Bruce Cairns and Anthony Charles for receiving NIH T32 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the project entitled, “Trauma Research Fellowship”, in the amount of $925,399 from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2024. The award they received will provide for 3 fellows in Yr1 and 2 per year … Continued

Nathan A. Womack 2019 Graduation Celebration

June 14, 2019

Graduating Residents and Fellows, accompanied by their families, attended the Department of Surgeries Graduation Ceremony on June 7, 2019 at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill. This year’s event included fellows from Critical Care, Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology, and Vascular Surgery as well as residents from General Surgery, and Plastic … Continued

4th Annual Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day

June 14, 2019

The Department of Surgery hosted its 4th Annual Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day on Friday, June 7, 2018. Over 70 faculty members, alumni, residents and medical students in the Department took part in the day. There were 54 poster presentations and eight oral presentations from across the nine divisions that showcased an array … Continued

Melanoma survivor shares story to inspire hope

June 11, 2019

When Judith Edmonds discovered an itchy, raised freckle on her leg, she knew something was wrong. At that time, she didn’t realize how important this was going to be to her life. Edmonds, who now lives in Bullock, N.C., was diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, and she had the cancer … Continued

UNC Children’s Hospital provides high-quality care

June 11, 2019

BY DR. MELINA KIBBE AND DR. STEPHANIE DUGGINS DAVIS First and foremost, we are physicians who have dedicated our lives to caring for and caring about patients. We celebrate with families the joys of curing illness; and we are deeply impacted by any death, particularly that of a young child. We lead our respective areas … Continued

Laura Purcell, MD, Recieves NIH Fogarty Award

May 30, 2019

Congratulations to Laura Purcell, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, who was offered a position in the 2019-2020 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 UJMT Fogarty Global … Continued