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New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... 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

Carolina rises to 5th among US universities for federal research funding

Carolina has reached the ranks of the top five research universities in the United States for federal research expenditures, according to the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Carolina posted a record high for both overall research expenditures and federal expenditures during fiscal year 2017. ... 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

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