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Trustees hear from Chancellor’s Science Scholars, give update on Confederate Monument

Of the 45 Chancellor's Science Scholars who have graduated, more than half are pursuing an advanced degree in a STEM-related field. Many of the others are taking a gap year to work in a STEM-related job before continuing their education. ... Read More

Carolina faculty member named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Johnson, chair of the chemistry department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for […] ... 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

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 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

Giselle Corbie-Smith elected to National Academy of Medicine

Giselle Corbie-Smith, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the departments of social medicine and medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for her scholarly work on the practical and ethical issues of engaging communities in research to achieve health and equity. ... Read More