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Well Said: Satish Gopal

The innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony.

Despite being a Carolina faculty member for the past five years, actually being in Chapel Hill has become a rarity for Satish Gopal.

Normally, he’s halfway around the world treating cancer patients in Malawi, where he is the only board-certified medical oncologist in the country of 18 million people.

As the cancer program director for UNC Project-Malawi, Gopal is working to build the care infrastructure that will both help Malawi address its rising cancer burden and serve as a model for effective cancer care in low-resource settings across the globe.

But this weekend, Gopal will be returning to Carolina to deliver the commencement address at Winter Commencement on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center.

In this week’s episode, we talk about UNC-Project Mawali and the upcoming graduation ceremony with Gopal.

Read a transcript of this episode.

We’ll be taking a short winter break over the next couple weeks, but will return with more episodes on Jan. 18.