Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, especially his wife Nadine and daughter Bailey. Michael’s kindness and infectious smile spread warmth throughout the entire cancer center. He served as the Associate Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and committed over 30 years of service to the state of North Carolina. An exceptional leader, many knew him as a great “connector” and he was beloved by everyone he connected with at UNC.
Dr. O’Malley also served as an adjunct associate professor of health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health where he was a mentor for countless students over the years. He co-directed the Cancer Control Education Program, an NCI-funded pre- and postdoctoral training program in cancer prevention and control.
A memorial service to honor Michael O’Malley will be held on Saturday, August 22 in the auditorium of the Genome Sciences Building (rm G200) on the UNC campus. The time of the event has yet to be determined and will be provided at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, Dr. O’Malley’s family requests donations to the Michael S. O’Malley Cancer Prevention Fund at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The fund will carry on Michael’s passionate life’s work, funding innovative education and research initiatives at UNC Lineberger designed to prevent cancer.
To make a memorial gift to the Michael S. O’Malley Cancer Prevention Fund:
- Mail a check to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, CB #7295, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Please make checks payable to UNC Lineberger.
- Give online at https://giving.unc.edu/gift/custom/index.htm?p=lcgo&f=376729
- Call (919) 966-5905 to make a gift over the phone.
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