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Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

From the Director of Telehealth

by Tim Poe

On behalf of the entire UNC Cancer Network staff, I want to wish you all a joyous and productive New Year. We are very excited about what is in store for 2018, including:

  • Broader use of our new UNC Cancer Network Learning Portal at for live and enduring materials.
  • New lecture schedules for our Medical and Surgical Oncology, RN & Allied Health, Community Lunch and Learn, and NC Community College lectures.
  • New sites and individuals joining our UNC Cancer Network to expand the reach of the UNC Cancer Network mission (see ).
  • The use of Zoom ( ) technology to improve the delivery of our live lectures, beginning in March. More details coming soon.
  • The expanded use of Zoom for improved online collaboration at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. See for details.
  • Expanded partnerships to provide new video collections related to cancer prevention and treatment in North Carolina.
  • Expansion of our collaboration with the Get Real & HEEL Breast Cancer Research Program to deliver online fitness programs to cancer survivors.
  • And much, much more.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our team ( or 919-445-1000) with your thoughts and comments regarding how we can best serve you and all citizens across North Carolina in 2018.

All the best,

Hard Rule UNC Blue

Jon Powell, PhD

New UNCCN Interim Continuing Education Specialist

by Mary E. King

It gives us great pleasure to introduce Jon Powell as to the UNCCN Interim Continuing Education Specialist position, as of December 8, 2017, that was previously held by Alan Brown. Alan will be deeply missed, but we wish him the best in all endeavors.

Jon will be directing many of the activities associated with professional education and patient and family education.  Jon comes to us from Campbell University, where he was an adjunct instructor. Jon’s background includes experience with teaching at several institutions of higher education (including UNC at Chapel Hill) as well as project management and computer technology in the advertising and marketing sector. Jon has a Ph.D. from the University of NC at Chapel Hill and is deeply committed to the field of education. He is excited about the opportunity he has to play a pivotal role in the education lectures. Jon reports to Tim Poe, Telehealth Director, and is located at ITS Manning.

Please join us in welcoming Jon to our team!