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Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Earlier this year, she was named director of cancer survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she leads the effort to enhance clinical and research initiatives for cancer survivors. Mayer is…

Day in the life: Undergraduate researcher

Sophomore Carrie Hamilton loves science. Which is a good thing, since she spends the majority of each day immersed in it. From early morning field work to regularly scheduled classes to late nights in the lab — Hamilton devotes most of her time and energy to learning as much as she can about marine habitats.…

MBA@UNC rated No. 1

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program No. 1 in its first ranking of online MBA programs. “We created MBA@UNC to provide access to a world-class program for people for whom coming to campus isn’t a viable option,” said Douglas Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler…

Priceless gem

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and Danny Talbott is resting in the Outpatient Infusion Center on the third floor of the N.C. Cancer Hospital. He’s been receiving treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer of a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. The condition is nothing to laugh at, yet Talbott is able…

Century-old photo album shows Chapel Hill’s history

There is only one known existing image of the iconic Old Well that dates back past the pillars and marble to when a wooden structure was simply known as “the well.” Taken for former University of North Carolina President Kemp Plummer Battle, and wedged between the pages of a 120-year-old photo album, the faded photo…

Free legal help for those who need it most

Chanda Holst of Autryville, a part-time special needs teacher, wife and mother of two, has enough to worry about. The cancer diagnosed in her breast two years ago spread to her lymph nodes and then to her bones and her brain. She comes to Chapel Hill every two weeks for life-saving therapy at the UNC Lineberger…

Passion defined Scott

Every single time Stuart Scott hosted Late Night with Roy Williams, you knew it was coming. You didn’t know exactly when, or exactly what might prompt it, but at some point, you knew the ESPN anchor would walk to center court at the Smith Center, and that’s when you would see exactly who he really was.

Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that…

Seeking a safer way to cook in developing countries

Public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have received a $2.5 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant to fight a very serious, but understudied health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Exposure to cookstove smoke from burning fuels such as wood and charcoal is the largest risk…