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Making a Difference

We believe we are in the business of taking care of people

We come to work in our labs, pharmacies, classrooms and offices every day striving to help people live longer, healthier lives

We believe everything we do begins and ends with a patient in mind

We have faith in each other and a fierce belief in the work that we do

We believe that knowledgeable people who care for others and work together can conquer pain, sickness and disease

And while we come from different backgrounds, disciplines, and places, we are all Tar Heels united by a relentless pursuit of healthier lives for all humankind

We are Advancing Medicine for Life


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Preparing leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges


To be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences

Our Values


  • Welcoming – Creating an environment of inclusion and belonging
  • Equity – Opportunity for all
  • Commitment – Relentless passion for impact to society
  • Accountability – Ownership and responsibility
  • Respect – Appreciate and value others
  • Excellence – Pre-eminence in everything we do

By the People. For the People

“What is it that binds us to this place as no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. Or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming. No, our love for this place is based on the fact that it is, as it was meant to be, the University of the people.”

Charles Kuralt
1993 UNC Bicentennial Address