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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

Collaboratory, finance center highlighted for trustees

At their September meeting, University Board of Trustees members saw the wide sweep of Carolina’s impact on North Carolina – from its established record preparing lawyers for the banking and financing industry to its expanding capacity to respond to environmental issues ranging from oyster restoration to addressing the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew. ... Read More

Joseph DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the technology, the economy and employment category. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities for 17th consecutive year

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. ... Read More

Dedicated fund helps keep faculty retention rates on the rise

Ron Strauss: “Many faculty members really want to work here; and once they do, few want to leave." ... Read More

Four faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. ... Read More

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Carolinas HealthCare System, UNC Health Care announce plan to form new organization

Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care today announced their plan to create one of the leading non-profit healthcare systems in the nation, by blending the best of a high-performing comprehensive healthcare system with a renowned academically based enterprise. ... Read More

Sherry Salyer: A shaper of young minds

Twenty-five years ago, Sherry Salyer left her job as a middle school health and physical education teacher to come to Carolina. Her students and colleagues in the Carolina's Department of Exercise and Sport Science are glad she did. ... Read More

Beyond city limits

Why do some neighborhoods lack access to municipal services? And how does this affect families? UNC public health researchers found answers testing well water in Wake County. ... Read More