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Dr. Marci Campbell, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, died December 14 after living with cancer with grace and caring for almost two years.

She was a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and program leader for cancer prevention and control at the Center, and member of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Throughout her career, Dr. Campbell was committed to reducing risks for cancer, especially among low-income and minority populations. She was known for her work in developing innovative, research-tested interventions for an impressive number of health risks and conditions. Dr. Campbell worked with a variety of organizations, among them, churches, community groups and voluntary health organizations. She had collaborators around the world. She focused particularly on nutrition behavior change for improving health and preventing diseases.

More importantly, Dr. Campbell had a good soul, an easy laugh, and much wisdom. She truly was a lovely and caring friend and colleague to many, many people. We will miss her.