Hyman Muss, MD, during the hooding ceremony.

UNC Lineberger’s Hyman Muss, MD, was presented with an honorary degree from Lafayette College during its 184th Commencement on May 25.

Muss, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professorship in Geriatric Oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, was honored for his research advancing the care of older people with cancer, and specifically the care of breast cancer in older women.

This is Muss’ second Lafayette degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from the college in 1964. He also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Muss is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the B.J. Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Richard L. Schilsky Cancer and Leukemia Group B Achievement Award from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation.