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Selfridge Joins UNC Surgery as Breast Surgical Oncologist

October 14, 2022

Julia Selfridge, MD, joined the UNC Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. She joined us to discuss her path to specializing in breast surgical oncology and her goals as a physician and professor. Dr. Julia Selfridge received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics along with … 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

Kristalyn Gallagher Elected for Membership in the Society of University Surgeons

February 23, 2021

Congratulations to Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery for being elected for membership in the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Membership into the Society is given to persons of well-established professional position and demonstrated scholarly or creative ability that positively impacts their field. The application process is … Continued

Ugwuji Maduekwe Elected AAS Councilor for Class of 2013

November 13, 2020

Congratulations to Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Maduekwe was elected as a Councilor for the Association for Academic Surgery for the Class of 2013. Each year, one Council member is elected for a two-year term for each year-of-entry group. Dr. Maduekwe’s Statement of Interest to AAS: I first … Continued

Philip Spanheimer, MD Wins SUS Junior Faculty Award

July 10, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Spanheimer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Spanheimer has been selected for the 2020-2021 SUS Junior Faculty Award, sponsored by the SUS Foundation, for his research project titled “TFAP2C Regulates Estrogen Responsive Transcriptomic States in Luminal Breast Cancer!” The Society of University Surgeons (SUS) was founded … Continued

John Ozols

April 15, 2020

While the risks are low, there is still a possibility of men developing breast cancer. That possibility became very real for John Ozols, who at 72 had settled comfortably into retirement. At 6’6”, a retired engineer living in Seneca, SC, his days included doing work around the house, his love for puttering in full force.