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How you can give

You may give online to our unrestricted fund to provide support when and where the need is the greatest.

Or, if you are considering a more specific gift, please connect with Beth Braxton, Director of Development, at or 919-843-8254.

What You Can Support

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Support pilot studies that prove concepts and generate data for competitive grant applications. Your gift can also support investigators who face temporary gaps in funding, as well as the clinical trial infrastructure needed to develop new therapies.

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Patient Care

By recognizing great patient care, your gift can be a thoughtful way to ensure the resources available to you or your loved one are available to others in the future. You can honor a caregiver as well as  support what is important to you, ensuring the continued research of a specific disease or disorder.


Education and Faculty

Your gift can enable our trainees, scientists and physicians to pursue special initiatives and leadership opportunities. You can also help fund recruitment packages for top faculty candidates, as well as endowed professorships, which honor exceptional faculty achievement.

Gifts at Work

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Sheikh’s Grateful Patient Makes $500K Gift to Support Innovative Autoimmune Disease Research at TARC

Ginny and Doug Ware have partnered with Saira Sheikh, MD, to support a new fund that will advance science and improve the lives of individuals with autoimmune diseases. Their generous gift was used to create the Virginia A. and Douglas R. Ware Fund for Excellence in Autoimmune Diseases. “This new Fund will support my vision for a program at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC) with potential for much larger impact in the future – a platform to develop ground-breaking ideas, and … Continued

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