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Trump appoints UNC Lineberger’s Sharpless as National Cancer Institute director

Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, the director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, has been named the director of the National Cancer Institute. ... Read More

Carolina will help lead international study on concussion management

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by Carolina and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Johna Register-Mihalik is the co-principal investigator at Carolina. ... Read More

Alert Carolina sirens to be tested June 7

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. ... Read More

Brotherly love, no matter what

Carolina undergraduate Austin Ludwig is part of SPARK, an ambitious research project in collaboration with the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, aiming to sequence the genomes of 50,000 people with autism, as well as immediate family members. He hopes the research will help millions of people, including his younger brother. ... Read More

Three receive honorary degrees at commencement

Three celebrated individuals received honorary degrees at Carolina’s Spring Commencement on May 14. Fred Eshelman, chairman of The Medicines Company (MDCO), and founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, received a doctor of science degree. Eshelman has served on the executive committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and the UNC Board of Governors. In 2008, […] ... Read More

Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger, educational success for foster children

Faculty members from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and social work will tackle the issues of local hunger and academic success for North Carolina foster children with funding provided by the 2016 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities. The Harvey Award reflects a core Carolina […] ... Read More

China Scholarship Council inks first-of-its-kind agreement with UNC pharmacy school

The China Scholarship Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide financial assistance for Chinese students studying pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. ... Read More

A new facility for UNC Horizons

UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and also addressing and treating underlying trauma — all while keeping the women with their children. On April 19, Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr joined leaders from Carolina and UNC Health Care to open and dedicate the new UNC Horizons Program center in downtown Carrboro. ... Read More

Cairns’ Golden Rule: ‘It’s never about you’

Reflecting on his three years as faculty chair, Bruce Cairns talks about how he found purpose in life through service to others. ... Read More

School of Pharmacy’s Robert McGinty named first Searle Scholar at Carolina in a decade

Robert McGinty, assistant professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, becomes first Searle Scholar named at Carolina in the past 10 years. ... Read More