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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

Message from Chief Security Information Officer Kevin Lanning

Most of you are aware of a new malicious software program named WannaCrypt or Wannacry (WCry), which has been described in many news outlets over the last few days due to Wcry infecting computers running Windows. ... 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

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time. ... 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

‘Lightning’ talks to showcase Carolina faculty members’ improvement science work

In a daylong symposium on May 19, Carolina faculty members will give 40 “lightning” talks and interactive poster presentations about work directed toward challenges faced by residents across the state. ... 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