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