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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

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

Folt receives 12th Person Award from NC Jaycee Burn Center

What makes the 12th Person Award priceless is "it comes from the heart of the people who would only give this to someone that has really reached out and touched us,” said Bruce Cairns, director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. ... Read More

Seafood forensics

The idea behind John Bruno's Seafood Forensics course is to bring real-world research into the classroom and build scientists through sushi. Students explore whether the seafood they buy is actually what the label says it is and develop an enthusiasm for science in the process. ... Read More

Elizabeth Frankenberg to lead Carolina Population Center

Elizabeth Frankenberg became director of the Carolina Population Center (CPC) on July 1. ... Read More

State Health Plan changes begin Jan. 1

The State Health Plan said the changes are designed to provide members with predictability in their benefits and begin the task of improving the Plan’s financial stability. ... Read More

Out of Africa

To understand just how Carolina’s faculty and researchers are impacting lives around the world, Chancellor Carol L. Folt traveled almost 8,000 miles to Zambia, Malawi and Kenya. ... Read More

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