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Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Newer and better methods for early detection and treatment mean that an estimated 14.5 million Americans are cancer survivors – and can’t be simply dismissed without further monitoring and management. ... Read More

Larry Gallo Jr. built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’

During 16 years at Carolina, Larry Gallo has supervised a variety of areas, including human resources, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, technology services, the grant-in-aid program, and compliance and eligibility for NCAA and ACC guidelines. ... Read More

Free legal help for those who need it most

The UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project allows law students, working under the supervision of volunteer attorneys, to draw up advance directives for cancer patients, for free. In the 2013–14 academic year, students executed 182 documents and served 281 patients. ... Read More

Take Five with Barbara Entwisle

Recently, Vice Chancellor for Research Barbara Entwisle spoke to the Gazette about Carolina’s research enterprise, including its past successes, the things that worry her and some of the things she is doing to make that enterprise even stronger in the years ahead. ... Read More

Employee Forum agrees to champion the Carolina Family Scholarship

The Carolina Family Scholarship program found a new home this month when the Employee Forum decided to adopt it as its own. ... Read More

Kallem, Brody moving to new positions

Two experienced administrators are leaving Carolina for new positions. Howard Kallem, Title IX compliance coordinator, has left for a new position in a similar role at Duke University. Matt Brody, associate vice chancellor for human resources, has accepted the position of vice president for human resources at UNC General Administration. Kallem During his time at […] ... Read More

Parker to serve as interim general counsel

David Parker will serve as interim vice chancellor and general counsel beginning Jan. 10, when Leslie Strohm heads to the University of Louisville to serve as vice president for strategy and general counsel. Parker, a highly respected attorney, has 30 years in legal practice, including the past 20 years at Carolina, most recently as associate vice chancellor and […] ... Read More

University always open unless change in operations announced

Unless the chancellor or a designee closes the University, it is always open. Any announcements about a change in the University’s operations will be posted as soon as possible to ... Read More

Caucuses recognize faculty diversity and success

The seed of an idea from one faculty member planted in the mind of one administrator blossomed Wednesday afternoon into a full-fledged celebration of faculty diversity. In a first-of-its-kind event, the three multicultural faculty caucuses came together to recognize 76 faculty members who reached career milestones in the past five years. “This is a really […] ... Read More

Faculty focus on the core values they share

In November, Faculty Council members engaged in a discussion about their core values and beliefs as members of the academy. ... Read More

18 complete ULEAD

Eighteen participants from Carolina and N.C. Central completed the annual University Leadership Education and Development (ULEAD) program on Dec. 3. After completing program prerequisites, two months of classes, peer coaching and team projects that will benefit both universities, the participants received framed certificates of achievement at a special ceremony held at the Hill Alumni Center. […] ... Read More

Celebrating 15 years of public service

For the last 15 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service has worked to fulfill the promise of the first public university – doing everything from providing fellowships to supporting students and faculty in public service and engagement. On Nov. 14, the center celebrated that theme – and its decade and a half of service. ... Read More

Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that […] ... Read More

Gil to step down as arts and sciences dean in 2015

Karen M. Gil, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since July 2009, has announced her decision to step down at the end of the academic year to return to teaching in the Department of Psychology. “There is never a ‘best’ time to leave a job that you love,” she wrote in an email […] ... Read More

U of L selects Strohm as VP for strategy, general counsel

Leslie Chambers Strohm, Carolina’s vice chancellor and general counsel, has been named vice president for strategy and general counsel at the University of Louisville. Strohm, who has more than three decades of experience representing research universities, academic medical centers and health-care related clients across North America, joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. She will remain at […] ... Read More

Sturgess sees end of an era as ConnectCarolina launches

Carolyn Sturgess is accustomed to being on the forefront of the University’s financial system evolution. Since the 1980s, she has been involved in the development of the many financial systems that were collective tools for the University until the new ConnectCarolina Finance and HR/Payroll system was implemented in October. Sturgess, a 1998 recipient of the […] ... Read More

Carolina Family Scholarship may move to Employee Forum

It began as a pesky question in Bruce Egan’s head. How was it possible, he wondered, that some Carolina employees could not afford to send their own children to college? To Egan, that seemed not only unfair, but also intolerable at an institution that began as the nation’s first public university and became known as […] ... Read More


Christi Hurt, assistant vice chancellor/chief of staff for Student Affairs, and Kelli Raker, sexual violence prevention coordinator for Student Wellness, were honored by the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Hurt received the Margaret Henderson Award for Service and Self-Care, and Raker received the Margaret Barrett Award for Advocacy. Alan Shapiro, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English […] ... Read More

Drug discovery center draws on UNC bench science

When Stephen Frye completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Carolina in 1987, he set out to make a difference. As a chemist concerned with hard-to-cure diseases, he spent 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), eventually working his way up to Worldwide Vice President of Discovery Medicinal Chemistry. “When I finished up at Carolina, I felt that […] ... Read More

Registry focuses on safety, wherever Carolina people are

If a natural disaster occurs or violence erupts anywhere in the world, the first thought is for the welfare of the people in the area. Because Carolina’s reach is literally worldwide, the people affected by unsafe situations around the globe could well include Carolina faculty, staff and students who are working or studying in those […] ... Read More

Take Five with Cori Dauber

At a teach-in with students on Sept. 12, 2001, communication studies professor Cori Dauber told the students she feared the 9/11 attacks would become the defining event for their generation – “truly another Pearl Harbor” – yet strangely different. One thing the terrorists wanted was publicity, and they succeeded, she told her students. “What did […] ... Read More

50 years ago, they started a revolution still going strong

Collectively, they have been with Carolina’s Department of Computer Science a total of 132 years. Fred Brooks came here to found the department in 1964, and Stephen Pizer arrived four years later with his newly minted Ph.D. from Harvard. Pizer’s dissertation adviser told him about the exciting new program that Brooks – another Harvard alum […] ... Read More

Panoramic display technology puts Davis Library on the map

People who want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Louvre or even the moon can do so without leaving campus. Thanks to a new Liquid Galaxy display system on the second floor of Davis Library, visitors can call up any Google Earth destination in a surround-screen immersive environment. The installation, made up of seven […] ... Read More

Confronting institutional prejudice, paving the way for change

Deborah Stroman believes in tackling complex issues head on. Both as a participant and a trainer, she frequently takes part in diversity programs and is always looking for opportunities to communicate that information broadly. In fact, one anti-racism workshop she attended about a year ago became the inspiration for a new course at Carolina that […] ... Read More

PAWS connects for success

Petting a dog has obvious pluses, including decreased blood pressure, lowered heart rate, lowered cortisol levels resulting in less stress, and many smiles. At UNC PAWS, a new shelter-to-pet program at Carolina’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, clinicians amplify those benefits by connecting shelter dogs with people who suffer from addiction disorders, depression […] ... Read More