The Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In 1989, when I was the deputy assistant for Domestic Policy and director of the White House Office of Policy Development, I spoke, along with others, at the department’s inaugural celebration. Joseph Califano, Jr., LLB, then Senior Partner [...]
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Bill Friday was a giant in American higher education and in North Carolina public life. And as we celebrate the 219th anniversary of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we remember his countless contributions to the state and the University. In his three decades of service to the University, he guided the rapid [...]
On Sunday afternoon, North Carolina’s starting point guard, Kendall Marshall, suffered a fractured wrist during the Tar Heels’ 87-73 win over Creighton. The Tar Heels advanced to the Sweet 16 and will play Ohio University on Friday, but even after a successful surgery on Monday, it is questionable whether Marshall will play. An anonymous student [...]
Our flight from Kigali, Rwanda to Brussels was uneventful and pleasant. In addition to our week in Africa, we added on two days in Europe. We rented a car in Brussels and drove over to Normandy. I’ve long wanted to tour the D-Day sites, and it was everything I had thought it would be, and [...]
A month ago we had a national election — and it brought about major changes in the political landscape, nationally and in North Carolina.
In our state the Republicans will control the House and the Senate in the General Assembly — for the first time in more than a century.
Several weeks ago, UNC Health Care was honored to be the site of the most recent HealthLeaders Rounds event on women's health. Participants included our own Drs. Daniel Clarke-Pearson and Nancy Chescheir, Mary Anne Graf from Bon Secours Richmond and Sue Korth from Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. The half-day panel discussion was shared with [...]
Because of several unrelated developments, we have the opportunity to reload the senior ranks of the UNC School of Medicine.
I welcome this — and see it as a chance for us to prepare ourselves and the institution for the next phase of our work together.
I’m sending a few more photos of our trip while we are waiting in the Brussels Airport. This is of Will making bricks at the Dufatanye Co-op. Will with the pitcher he made at the Co-op. The entrance to the faculty of medicine (the med school) at the National University of Rwanda in Butare. The [...]
This may be my last blog entry written from Rwanda. It has been a simply fabulous trip in every respect. Will and I are the Hotel des Mille Collines, made famous by the film, Hotel Rwanda. It is a very nice upscale hotel. We stopped here because we are early for the airport, and we [...]