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Highlighting the Heroes: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Resident Up For $25K Award

Our H.E.R.O. Award -Honoring Excellent Resident Observations – was launched to highlight the personal sacrifices and educational commitment during a medical resident’s professional adult life.  We realize, considering the fast moving changes in healthcare,  how courageous medical residents are to embark upon a career in medicine with such an uncertain future.  This award is our way of recognizing that courage.

We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our nominees individually:


Jeffrey Cooney

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Neurology Residency Program – Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Jeffrey Cooney's  enthusiastic nominator described him thusly:
Dr. Cooney is able to appraise all the available evidence, synthesize it in a current fashion and apply it to the most challenging of clinical situations. He is also able to make it “fit ” to teach the medical students and undergraduates under his supervision, while ensuring that it all actually happens for the patients. Jeffery is able to explain the “fit ” of his plan to patients from all backgrounds, with equal ease, to the families who are concerned and often devastated by the news of a neurological diagnosis. There is no doubt that Dr. Cooney is the right fit for Neurology and Medicine . He would be the Right fit for your program, because he is exemplary of everything we want out of our doctors, our students and our peers. Dr, Cooney is motivated to help those with neurological disorders improve their symptoms and quality of life. Watching a patient with devastating tremor be “turned on” with their Deep Brain Stimulator has motivated Dr. Cooney to do the same for other patients. 
Vote for Jeffery here. If you know a resident that deserves to be recognized, please nominate them here.