Changing world on Innovation Scholar's list

Looking at Courtney Sanford’s résumé, it is clear that she has a talent for innovation. She started taking college classes before starting high school. “I wasn’t afraid to think outside of the box when it came to things I was passionate about,” she says. “If there was something I wanted to do, I pursued it.”

To read about other Innovation Scholars, click here.

National College Advising Corps receives U.S. impact award

The National College Advising Corps received the National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The advising corps, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, provides high school students with advice and encouragement about applying for college.

N.C. Children’s Hospital ranked among best in 10 clinical categories

For the fifth year running, N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News Media Group as one of the nation’s best. The hospital appeared in all 10 clinical rankings including pediatric pulmonology – the only N.C. program listed.

Toppin’s true instrument – her voice

Music Professor Louise Toppin has made it her mission to bring the music of forgotten African-American composers back to life in the classroom and in performance halls around the world. Her latest recording, “Heart on the Wall,” contains pieces focused on slavery.

$10 million collaboration to help high school students with autism

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help high school students with autism-related disorders. The initiative will focus on what strategies work best into young adulthood, said Sam Odom, institute director.

UNC transfers 107 environmentally sensitive acres to botanical garden

Chancellor Holden Thorp has announced that 107 acres of environmentally sensitive land will be administered and managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden as part of the Mason Farm Biological Reserve.

Eating disorder behaviors, weight concerns common in women over 50

Sixty-two percent of women 50 and older say that their weight or shape negatively affects their life, a new UNC study found. Click here to watch a CBS News report with Professor Cynthia Bulik.

UNC spinoff Liquidia, GSK collaborate on product development

Liquidia Technologies, a biotech company based on the discoveries of Carolina scientist Joseph DeSimone, has launched a multi-year, collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline that could lead to the development of multiple life-saving health-care products.

Carolina offers M.D.-M.B.A. dual-degree program

A new dual-degree program offers medical students the chance to earn a doctor of medicine and master’s of business administration degrees. Graduates will be prepared to lead in all aspects of the health-care industry, said William Roper, medical school dean and UNC Health Care CEO.
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