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Rep. Renee Ellmers Visits UNC School of Nursing

EllmersOn May 7, the School of Nursing welcomed U.S. Representative Renee Ellmers for a roundtable lunch with students and a human simulation demonstration. Don Curtis, chair of the UNC Board of Trustees External Relations committee, accompanied the congresswoman during her visit to Carolina. Before being elected to congress in 2010, Rep. Ellmers served as a registered nurse for more than twenty-one years, both as a surgical intensive care nurse and working with her husband in their general surgery practice in Dunn, North Carolina. Read More...

Carolina, GSK Announce Novel Partnership to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure

GSK CEO WittyThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university with significant expertise in HIV basic and clinical research, and GSK, a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a legacy of success in developing treatments for HIV, today announced the creation of the dedicated HIV Cure center and a jointly owned new company that will focus on discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS. This unique public-private partnership will redefine the traditional way of conducting research and create a new model to seek the breakthroughs needed to tackle an extraordinarily challenging global health issue.

Image:  GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty

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UNC and Duke Graduate Students Team up for Education and Science Funding

CASE-Workshop---Price-Visit-(v2)Graduate students from UNC and Duke participated in the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) CASE Workshop -- Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering -- in Washington, DC this month. Targeting graduate students in STEM-related fields, the workshop provided a snapshot of the rigors of science policymaking on Capitol Hill. Topics included the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. The students were given the opportunity to put to practice what they had learned by meeting with Congressional offices to discuss graduate student issues and advocate the importance of continued investment in scientific research.

Image:  (Left to Right) David Winski (Duke), Victoria Nneji (Duke), Ross Beattie (UNC) and Leah Heist (UNC)

UNC Students Visit Capitol Hill, 3rd Annual ACC Advocacy Day

2015 ACC Advocacy DayThree UNC students visited Washington, D.C. this month, to meet with legislators and participate in the third annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Advocacy Day. The annual event provides a unique opportunity for students who share an interest in advocacy for higher education to engage with the various aspects of government at the federal level. Read More...

Chancellor Folt Discusses UNC’s Impact on N.C. Economy

In a video interview with Higher Education Works, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt discusses the statewide economic impact of the flagship campus and points to very specific benefits for both cancer patients and job creation. Related: Explore UNC-CH Start-ups here.

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