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Tom and Nancy Chewning

Venturing into Solid Tumors with CAR-T

Posted 2 months ago

Tom and Nancy Chewning have experienced cancer on a personal level, helping their daughter through a bout with breast cancer, as well as other family members and friends that have had the disease. They relied on UNC Lineberger for their … Continued

 

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    Casey Family Establishes UNC Fertility Fund

    By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Elizabeth and Trevor Casey met in 2012 and began dating soon after. The couple got married while in graduate school in 2016 and knew that they wanted to start a family as soon as … Continued

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    UNC Health FoodWell Celebrates Official Launch

    At UNC Health, our more than 40,000 doctors, nurses, clinicians, researchers and staff members are committed to serving the people of North Carolina, improving health outcomes both here in our state and around the world. And that commitment extends beyond … Continued

  • Wide image of the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill

    UNC Health Foundation Raises Record $229M in FY22

    Despite the ongoing challenges facing all aspects of healthcare in North Carolina and around the world, donors, friends and alumni have continued to support the mission of UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine with overwhelming enthusiasm. For the … Continued

  • Kenan Medical Scholars posing for a picture in Reidsville NC

    Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars – Training Across NC

    Now entering its 11th year, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program gives medical students diverse training experiences in rural and urban areas of the state. With primary care shortages in all rural North Carolina counties, the program’s goal is … Continued

  • “The Longiotti Family Lobby” at UNC Family Medicine Center

    In June, the UNC Family Medicine Center lobby in Chapel Hill was renamed “The Longiotti Family Lobby” in recognition of a generous gift from Mr. Samuel Longiotti to honor his father, Nazzareno Longiotti. This gift’s endowment will strive to honor … Continued