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About the department. Training future leaders, advancing discoveries, caring compassionately.

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 Kathryn Hunter, 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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“Grateful Patient” Gift Honors Dr. Joe Eron

Rapid advancements in science and technology may be changing healthcare delivery, but the heart of medicine continues to be the relationship between doctor and patient. When David Howell, PhD (’78), a medical writer for peer-reviewed journals in San Francisco, moved back to North Carolina in late 2020, he needed to find an infectious disease specialist to follow his chronic disease. But physician shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic complicated his search. He knew people who were established patients of Dr. … Read more

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