UNC is on the edge of tomorrow’s medical advancements


The UNC School of Medicine is in the 94th percentile among public medical schools for federal grants and contracts, with $511 million in federal funding, an increase of 22% in the past 5 years. We’re on the leading edge of medical breakthroughs thanks in large part to our commitment to bringing together diverse people and perspectives to collaborate on today’s health challenges from the bench to bedside. We are also a driving force in the global research mission of UNC-Chapel Hill, which as a whole conducts $1.1 billion of research activity, making UNC-Chapel Hill the 11th largest research university in the United States.​

Facts and Figures

$500+ in Research Funding
2 Nobel Prize Winners
57 Interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, & Programs
34 NIH Training Programs


Areas of Research


Awards and Honors

The latest awards and honors for the faculty and staff at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine

Bowman Earns the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

As part of the award, Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH, will receive $3,000 to support her research and proposed studies of the gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas disease.

UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.

Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Elizabeth Davis-Mayer, PhD, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, will be honored at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for their clinical research and epidemiological work.

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award

Dr. Stafford is being recognized for “his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”


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