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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

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... 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

Allbritton receives Inventor of the Year award

Carolina recognized Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and North Carolina State University, with its Inventor of the Year award in recognition of decades of work turning her research into university-based startups. ... 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

Making history accessible to everyone

The Graduate School recently recognized Elijah Gaddis with an Impact Award, honoring the research contributions he has made to North Carolina. A first-generation college student, Gaddis spent his Carolina career showcasing North Carolina’s history and making it readily available to the public through various projects. ... Read More

Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. ... 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

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

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center announces $5.2 million renovation

Morehead Planetarium officials on April 6 announced plans for a $5.2 million renovation to turn the nearly 70-year-old building into a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub. ... Read More