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From Angela Kashuba, Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy:

I am delighted to announce that Ken Pearce, Ph.D., will become co-director of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery on March 1.

Ken brings a wealth of experience in biochemistry, biophysics and assay development to this position. Stephen Frye, Ph.D., will remain as co-director with Ken for a three-year period before transitioning full time to his faculty position. After serving as co-director for three years, Ken will move into the fulltime director role.

As co-director, Ken will continue to expand the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery as a premier academic center that is focused on translating UNC biomedical science into the discovery of small molecule medicines and chemical research tools. The Center will maintain a focus on cancer relevant drug discovery and chemical biology research while expanding into new collaborative areas identified as important for the campus, including neuroscience and infectious diseases.

Please join me in congratulating Ken on this new leadership position.

All the best,



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