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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

Randa Radwan named director of Highway Safety Research Center

The new director of Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center is Randa Radwan, the fifth person and first woman to lead one of the nation’s first and most renowned transportation safety research centers. She began work on Dec. 3. ... Read More

$14.7 million grant from NFL will examine 20-year neurologic health outcomes in former NFL players

A multi-institution team including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $14.7 million grant from the National Football League to study potential long-term neurologic health consequences of concussions and sub-concussive injuries sustained by former NFL players. It will be the largest cohort of former NFL players ever studied. Concern has been […] ... Read More

Blue Cross NC, Carolina collaborate to expand rural primary care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Carolina on Nov. 8 announced the School of Medicine’s new primary care rural advancement program to address a need for better access to healthcare in Rockingham County. Made possible by an $800,000 investment from Blue Cross NC, the program will increase patient-centered primary care and recruit […] ... Read More

Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at Lineberger Center

A former patient of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and a two-time Carolina alumnus is showing his gratitude to the center that helped him heal. A $10 million gift from W.G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell and his wife, Etteinne “ET,” of New Bern, will create a new fund supporting groundbreaking research in blood cancer at Lineberger […] ... Read More

$21 million from Curtis Foundation includes largest gift ever to media and journalism school

On Nov. 2, Carolina announced a $21.275 million gift from the Curtis Foundation, thanks to the generosity of Barbara and Don Curtis of Raleigh. The donation includes $10 million for the largest gift ever made to the School of Media and Journalism and support  the pursuit of service and excellence in both medicine and athletics. ... Read More

Dr. William Roper to serve as interim president of the UNC System

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors announced Thursday that Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, has been named interim president of the UNC System, effective January 1, 2019. Following the resignation of President Margaret Spellings, Roper will oversee 16 university campuses across […] ... Read More

Deerfield Management commits up to $64M for new drug research company

Carolina and Deerfield Management have entered into a partnership to create Pinnacle Hill LLC., a company seeking to discover new medicines to address today’s significant unmet medical needs. Deerfield has committed $65 million of targeted funding. ... Read More

4 faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. This year's prizes were announced at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

5 receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Five Tar Heels received Distinguished Alumni Awards at University Day. ... Read More

5 selected as 2018–20 faculty diversity fellows

As 2018-20 Faculty Diversity Fellows, five postdoctoral scholars will receive paid two-year positions, additional funds for research, professional development and networking opportunities and a unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor in their discipline. ... Read More