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A Research Mission to End Alzheimer’s

Posted 5 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

Honoring a Son’s Passion for Research

Posted 8 months ago

Mary Cress’s eldest son, David Richards, always had a penchant for science. She fondly remembers Dave returning home from a fourth grade science lesson to tell her with wonder that scientists had isolated DNA molecules and, a few years later, … Continued

 

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  • Now, New, Next Newsletter – April 2019

    UNC Medicine e-newsletter April 3, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move … Continued

  • Through Every Stage of Life: UNC TEACCH

    In 1972 when Dr. Eric Schopler launched the University of North Carolina TEACCH® Autism Program, he set UNC on a trajectory as a national and international leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder research and services. Forty-three years later, and now under … Continued

  • New, Now, Next Newsletter – March 2019

    UNC Medicine e-newsletter March 7, 2019 FEATURED STORY: New UNC Medicine Website!    It is launch day! Visit our new website uncmedicine.org and be sure to enter our drawing for a Yeti cooler and two Southern Season gift baskets by … Continued