Established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, NC to recognize exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine.

Yanping Zhang

Dr. Yanping Zhang, Associate Professor in the Division of Cancer Biology, was awarded the prestigious 2010 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

in recognition of his outstanding contributions to basic cancer research.

Hyman L. Battle (1896-1972) first established The Battle Foundation in 1946.  Like his grandfather Kemp Plummer Battle, an early President of UNC-Chapel Hill, Hyman was deeply interested in education, and likewise became a leader of several academic institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill.

Congratulations Dr. Zhang – well done!