Nominations Wanted: Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

The Dean's Office is seeking nominations for the award, which was established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, to recognize exceptional cancer research at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

The Battle Foundation prefers to recognize outstanding basic science research, but leading achievements in clinical research can also qualify.  The value of the award is $25,000.  Previous winners have been Yi Zhang and Nancy Raab-Traub.

You are encouraged to submit nominations for individuals who you feel are deserving of this recognition.  All nominations must include a curriculum vitae, a primary letter of nomination, and at least one additional letter of support submitted to Dede Corvinus by e-mail at  The nominations and supporting documents are due no later than April 23.  The recipient will be named in May.

Hyman L. Battle (1896-1972) established The Battle Foundation in 1946.  Like his grandfather Kemp Plummer Battle, who was an early president of UNC-Chapel Hill, Hyman was deeply interested in education.  He was a volunteer leader of several educational institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill.  During the 1950s, he served on the executive committee of the Good Health Association.