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Media Advisory

For immediate use

Oct. 8, 2007

Media invited today to interview Oliver Smithies, co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize

Media representatives are invited to interview Oliver Smithies, Ph.D., co-recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine and Excellence professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Smithies is the first full-time faculty member at UNC to win the Nobel.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2007
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Media availability)

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ground-floor conference room (enter through revolving door)
Corner of Manning Drive and West Drive on the UNC campus

Immediately following the 2 p.m. session with Smithies, media are also invited to attend a celebration with colleagues and University community members planned to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Lineberger center’s atrium. UNC Chancellor James Moeser and Etta Pisano, vice dean of the School of Medicine and professor in the departments of radiology and biomedical engineering, are scheduled to speak.

Parking: Parking is available in the Dogwood parking deck, with entrances on East Drive and Mason Farm Road, off Manning Drive.

UNC news release:

School of Medicine contacts: Les Lang, (919) 923-2563 or, and Stephanie Crayton, (919) 951-4758 or

News Services contacts: Clinton Colmenares, (919) 218-7833 or, and Karen Moon, (919) 218-2467 or, or News Services, (919) 962-2091