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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

$27.68 million gift to UNC School of Dentistry will enhance education, advance public service

Announced Feb. 20, a $27 million bequest from the estate of Dr. Claude A. Adams III of Durham is the largest single donation to the UNC School of Dentistry. Adams, who died in 2018, practiced dentistry in Durham for almost 25 years. To commemorate the donation, the school has been renamed the UNC Claude A. Adams Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams School of Dentistry in honor of his parents. ... Read More

Carolina People: Abi Kalicicki

What likes Abi Kalicicki most about her job as a peer support specialist is when patients reach the goals they set for themselves. “They have an ‘aha’ moment and become more confident and then want to set more goals.” ... Read More

Allison Aiello discusses her research on how the flu spreads

Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL where faculty members talk about their research and how it serves our community and the state, nation and world. The following transcript is from a recent Focus Carolina interview that aired on WCHL. To hear more interviews with Carolina faculty, visit https://gazette.unc.edu/ focus-carolina.   Flu season is […] ... Read More

Stein lauded for her support of lactation spaces on campus

Margot Stein, a faculty member with three appointments, is the recipient of the 2018 Mary Turner Lane Award, which recognizes a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women at Carolina.  She received the award for her years of service as the chair of the faculty governance Committee on the Status […] ... Read More

Advancing health for all

  The School of Nursing is nationally recognized as one of the premier nursing schools in the country, with a mission of excellence in nursing education, research and practice. The school is creating, conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research and using its expertise and service for the betterment of individuals, communities, health care systems and the […] ... Read More

AAU president calls for university-government partnerships

The partnership between American research universities and the federal government is at risk, threatening our progress as a nation, says Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities. “There is no partnership like this on the planet, and we are at risk of undermining it with shortsighted thinking,” Coleman said during the 11th […] ... Read More

Interprofessional education builds stronger health care teams, saves lives

The complexity of health care requires that different medical specialists interact with each other multiple times a day to determine the care of a single patient, says Meg Zomorodi.  ... Read More

Carolina People: Tara Bohley

The heart of Tara Bohley’s work is giving professionals the knowledge they need to provide better services to people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. ... Read More

UNC System names Wesley Burks CEO of UNC Health Care, medical school dean

Dr. A. Wesley Burks, who has served as executive dean for the School of Medicine and as a member of UNC Health Care’s senior leadership team, has been named CEO of UNC Health Care, medical school dean and vice chancellor for medical affairs at Carolina.  ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More