A Practical andOur research has a practical and lasting impact on patients, pursuing “bench to bedside” breakthroughs in fighting cancer, HIV, diabetes, heart disease, autism, cystic fibrosis, Zika and more. We understand and share the urgency families feel when a challenge is complex and personal, and our physician-scientists draw inspiration from the challenges to develop research with positive and enduring impact.
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Prepare for the Future: Leadership Roles in a Changing Global WorkforceTo prepare all graduate students for leadership roles in a changing global workforce, we seek funds (1) to continue robust programs for skills preparation and while implementing new offerings where appropriate; (2) to support experiential preparation such as career immersion, project based opportunities and leadership opportunities; and (3) to integrate ongoing support for professional practices.
Innovative Directions: Breaking New GroundIn the world of business, the only constant is change. This applies equally to business education. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we are constantly pioneering new ways to immerse students in real-world experiences that enrich what’s taught in the classroom through interactive, personalized experiential learning. Your support will enable us to continue to break new ground in innovative approaches to education.
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Providing Service to Our StateOur alumni live and work in 96 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Nearly 80 percent of graduates stay in-state to practice. Our dedication is clear. Whether in local communities or around the world, we aim to bring oral health care to those who need it most, and in turn expose our students to the diversity of patient care. To continue this commitment, we seek funding for our outreach programs, such as student service groups, community rotations, free clinics and international service experiences.
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More Impact in North Carolina and around the WorldStaying true to the chancellor’s strategic framework, being “of and for the public” is a priority for the future of Carolina, and equal to that is creating a “culture of innovation”. We focus on these core imperatives, not to raise our rankings, but rather to make a great impact on the people we serve. The only way we can sustain and grow solution-oriented service is to enhance our position as a preeminent translational research university, thereby strengthening our impact in North Carolina and beyond.
Build a Culture of Innovation and ImpactWe are working to increase the volume and pace at which important ideas improve lives worldwide. As we move further into the 21st century, we must expand our role as a research enterprise that drives innovation. We will collaborate across campus to advance translational research.
Capital ProjectsAs our duty to serve humanity grows alongside our rich abundance of plant life, our physical presence must accommodate our expanding needs. To accomplish this, we will: complete the entryway construction; repair and renovate greenhouse and growing operations; restore the Forest Theatre; convert the Parker property into a nature preserve; complete improvements to Coker Arboretum; and create an interactive Children’s Wonder Garden.
A Center for Plant DiversityAs one of the nation’s foremost centers of botanical research, we bear a unique responsibility to do all we can to advance its frontiers. Through new and expanded herbarium facilities, we will be able to house the historical records of three million specimens, create a home for orphaned collections, and preserve botanical knowledge for future generations. We will continue to meet our leadership commitments to science, the University and the world at large.
Advancing Health: Facilities SupportCarrington Hall has been the home of Carolina Nursing for five decades. Despite truly dramatic changes in health care and technology, Carrington remains largely unchanged. That it’s past time for a renovation is beyond dispute by University leadership, but we need the help of private donors to fund the upgrades that will allow for the best of today’s teaching methods and new technologies, and ensure our students have access to the most advanced and comprehensive education possible.
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Improving Lives: Local to Global SupportDonor support has made some of the School’s most useful service to our state’s citizens possible. Our mobile health clinic initiative is only one example of a donor-funded program that is already showing great benefits for the underserved in our local community and providing a cost-effective model of practice that can be set in place at points all over the globe. Our faculty export the knowledge and expertise gained through local research and service to improve nursing care worldwide. At Carolina Nursing, your dollars really do go far, and are key to expanding the programs and partnerships that enable this local to global impact.
The Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler: Making an Immediate ImpactThe Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler provides critical and immediate impact. Annual gifts to the Fund are unrestricted, meaning these donations go directly toward supporting the students, faculty and programs that make UNC Kenan-Flagler great and are applied to the areas of greatest need at the School.
For more than 100 years, Carolina’s Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), one of the first educational centers in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of Latin America, has been dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s leaders.
Carolina is among the nation’s leading institutions for students studying abroad, with 35 percent doing so before graduating. The University offers 400 programs in more than 70 countries.
"Carolina and Tübingen have operated an undergraduate student exchange since 1986, one of the University's longest lasting exchanges"