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Rivenbark Receives the American Society for Investigative Pathology Excellence in Science Award

April 21, 2010

Bethesda, M.D. – The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is pleased to announce that Ashley G. Rivenbark, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 ASIP Excellence in Science Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement at … Read more

UNC Lineberger Scientists Featured in Nature

April 19, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The April 15, 2010 issue of the journal Nature includes an article titled “A Systems Approach” that features UNC Lineberger scientists Katie Hoadley, PhD, and Chuck Perou, PhD. The article discusses why and how “applying systems biology to cancer research has become a growth area for computationally minded scientists.” Read full … Read more

UNC Graduate Students Winners at 2010 Global Venture Challenge

April 16, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Andy Hemmert, Jon Edwards, and Ben Hill comprised the team of UNC graduate students who competed and won third place and a $5,000 cash prize to be split amongst them at the 4th Annual Global Venture Challenge hosted by Oak Ridge National Labs on March 24-26, 2010. The Global Venture Challenge … Read more

UNC Study Offers First Clinical Evidence of Anti-Cancer Drug Triggering Viral Infection

April 12, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Important advances in the fight against cancer have come as researchers proved that viruses and cancers interact in ways that were previously unknown to scientists. A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated … Read more

UNC Lineberger Scientist Receives Kimmel Foundation Scholar Award

April 8, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Ben Major, PhD., assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, has received a two-year $200,000 Kimmel Foundation Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, one of 15 named nationally. A member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Major will use the award to support his ongoing efforts to … Read more

Heels Hit the Ground Running at Annual Franklin 5K

April 1, 2010

Hosted by the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority on March 20, 2010, the 21st Annual Franklin 5K had over 750 participants and raised over $41, 000 to support several organizations including UNC Lineberger. Holly Hough, of UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, was one of the post-race speakers.