Our research has a practical and lasting impact on patients. By pursuing “bench to bedside” breakthroughs, we are making great strides in fighting cancer, HIV, diabetes, heart disease, autism, cystic fibrosis, and more. We understand and share the urgency families feel when a challenge is complex and personal. Our physician-scientists are motivated by these challenges to have a positive and enduring impact in medicine and in the lives of patients.

Visit the initiatives to see how our priorities come to life and deliver life-changing benefits for people in North Carolina and beyond.

 

MAKE A GIFT TODAY

Your gifts can help fund the next breakthroughs at UNC.

Research Impact

Your gifts make a real difference for families in North Carolina and around the world.

View All

A Chance at a Path Forward

Posted 1 week 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

A Research Mission to End Alzheimer’s

Posted 9 months ago

When Dr. Todd Cohen came to UNC in 2014, he was determined to understand what causes our brains to transform when we turn 40 or 50 years old. In just five years, he has built a lab that is paving … Continued

 

Latest News

View All

  • Navigating the Opioid Crisis

    As a pain physician, Dr. Brooke Chidgey is on the front lines of North Carolina’s opioid crisis. She sees the addiction and misuse that have defined these prescription drugs. At the same time, she sees patients who rely on opioid … Continued

  • UNC Medicine: Who We Are

    At UNC Medicine, we get many questions about who we are and what exactly it is that we do. Between UNC Medicine, UNC Hospitals, and UNC School of Medicine, we know that this jumble of brands can quickly become confusing. … Continued

  • A Chance at a Path Forward

    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

  • Now, New, Next Newsletter – July 2019

    UNC Medicine e-newsletter July 2, 2019 FEATURED STORY: When Music Meets Medicine  Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Porter Robinson and UNC’s Dr. Kate Westmoreland teamed up in a major way to support pediatric cancer research in Malawi. Read more. In celebration … Continued

  • Award-Winning Artist, UNC Physician Partner to Raise Over $154,700 for Pediatric Cancer in Malawi

    Grammy-nominated musician, record producer, and Chapel Hill native Porter Robinson first met pediatric oncologist Dr. Kate Westmoreland in November 2016, when Porter’s younger brother Mark came into Dr. Westmoreland’s care at UNC Hospitals. Three years later, they have raised more … Continued

  • Now, New, Next Newsletter – June 2019

    UNC Medicine e-newsletter June 5, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research, and … Continued

  • Q & A with UNC’s Dr. Ed Kernick

    In 2018 and 2019, UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Ed Kernick received the highly distinguished “Professor Award” at graduation. This award, selected by the senior class, is given in recognition of a faculty member who, by his or her willingness, understanding … Continued

  • Grateful patient and husband establish breast cancer research fund

    Bill and Nancy Graham of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have donated $1 million to support breast cancer research and care at UNC Lineberger.   The Grahams established the Bill and Nancy Graham Breast Cancer Research Fund to provide the cancer center’s … Continued

  • A Passion for Her Patients: Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams

    One of the first things you notice when meeting Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams is that she cares deeply about her patients. Her face lights up when she talks about aneurysm patients like Kaylan King, the young patient for whom she secured … Continued

  • group holds donation check

    Reelin’ For Research Raises $605,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

      MOREHEAD CITY, NC — The 11th annual Reelin’ for Research fishing tournament raised $605,000 for pediatric oncology research at UNC Children’s Hospital. The one-day event took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, where fishing enthusiasts across North Carolina went fishing … Continued