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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Dental students volunteer to give preschool kids a smile

There were lots of smiles on Feb. 3 when the UNC School of Dentistry hosted its fourth annual on-site Give Kids A Smile Day, providing free dental care, health education and activities to roughly 100 Early Head Start children from Durham. ... Read More

Researchers reach milestone for treating brain cancer

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at Carolina have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. ... Read More

Alert Carolina Sirens Test – Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, between noon and 1 p.m. We test the Alert Carolina System and sirens each semester to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. ... Read More

The legacy of Oliver Smithies

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies passed away Jan. 10, but he leaves behind a tremendous legacy in laboratories around the world and in the hearts of the many scientists who shared in his work. Here are just a few reasons Smithies will always be remembered. ... Read More

Researchers use light to launch drugs from red blood cells

Scientists at Carolina have developed a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is needed. ... Read More

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More

Young faculty thrive in supportive environment

Dedicated mentorship and cross-disciplinary collaboration combined with stellar academic facilities have created an environment at Carolina that has emerging faculty leaders thriving and receiving some of the nation’s most prestigious awards for early and mid-level faculty. ... Read More

Kohn named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Professor emeritus Harold “Hal” Kohn of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. ... Read More

Taking care of caregivers

Leeza Park is one of the first recipients of a caregiver grant administered by the University and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to provide stronger institutional support and supplemental funds to early career physician scientists. ... Read More