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In 1920, the difference in life expectancy between men and women was one year. By 2014, that difference increased to five years, with men being at greater risk of death in every age group. Despite these reports, most gender-based health research is largely focused on women, with fewer and fewer resources devoted to studying men. Given these alarming statistics and their long-term consequences for the health and well-being of men and their families, investing in research, education, and clinical care to reverse this trend has become imperative.

The UNC Men’s Health Program will bring together multi-disciplinary physician-scientists, public health leaders, and other providers dedicated to the well-being and health of men through a program of clinical care, scientific research, and community outreach.

 

 

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UNC Men’s Health Initiatives Fund
A gift to the UNC Men’s Health Initiative Fund will support our health care team to build on UNC’s strong foundation and commitment to men’s health by developing a comprehensive Men’s Health Program, one of the first of its kind in the United States. Through studying the health issues impacting men today and investing in research, education, and clinical care, the Program seeks to improve men’s health.

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Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact:

Brian Frerking
Director of Development, Cardiovascular Medicine and Urology
brian_frerking@med.unc.edu
919-843-5733

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