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A Head Start on Brain Development

Posted 4 months ago

When Dr. John Gilmore and his colleagues launched the UNC Early Brain Development Study 20 years ago, they were seeking to understand abnormalities of early brain development in children at high risk for schizophrenia. This focus on the brain development … Continued

A Chance at a Path Forward

Posted 4 months ago

When PhD candidate Natalie Hewitt Valentin is not conducting research on G proteins in the Department of Pharmacology’s Dohlman Lab, she is running a K through 12 science education outreach program, teaching biology at Durham Technical Community College, and serving … Continued

 

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  • Why We Started a Disc Golf Tournament to Benefit the UNC Children’s NICU

      On November 24th, Fly Guy Disc Golf sponsored a disc golf tournament that raised over $2,000 for the UNC Children’s NICU. 104 players showed up on a brisk morning to play and support the cause. Robert Leonard, an avid … Continued

  • An Evening Celebrating Philanthropy

    On November 14, UNC Medicine held one of our largest events of the year to say “thank you” to our amazing supporters. As we enter the holiday season of gratitude, we are ever thankful for the philanthropic generosity from each … Continued

  • The Joy of Giving Back

    Tomma and Bob Hargraves started their UNC journey in 1996 as “parents of a Carolina boy.” It was that same Carolina boy, now a physician in Georgia, who sent Tomma back to UNC 10 years later when she was diagnosed … Continued