FROM THE HILL
Kellogg University, compared to No. 18
For the second straight year, Kenan-Flagler was the top-rated school for
"future use" by clients who said they
would return to the business school for
future custom programs. The ranking was
compiled from the responses of
participants, corporate purchasers and surveys of
Two UNC RESEARCHERS
HIGH IN NIH FUNDING
Two University researchers were among the top 10 principle investigators in their respective
federal funding areas in 2000, according
to the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Richard Boucher, Kenan professor
of medicine, was seventh in the list of
top-funded basic research principal investigators, with $5.1 million in NIH grant
funding for cystic fibrosis research. Dr. J.
Richard Udry, Kenan professor of sociol-
ogy, received $8.4 million in NIH funding
for a health survey ofadolescents in 2000,
making him second in the list of top-
funded clinical, social science principal
Boucher directs the University's Cystic
Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treat-
ment Center and has published more than
300 articles on cystic fibrosis and gene
therapy. He helped develop a gene knock-
out mouse model for experimental cystic
fibrosis study, conducted animal and
human gene therapy trials for cystic fibrosis lung disease, and developed drugs that
are being tested for the treatment ofcystic
fibrosis lung disease. Boucher also is divi-
sion head ofpulmonary and critical care
medicine at UNC.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common
lethal genetic disease in the white popula-
tion, affecting one in 3,300 births.
Udry's grant is part ofa UNC-based
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which made national news
with 1997 research findings that strong
and supportive ties between parents and
children help protect adolescents against
various risky behaviors such as substance
abuse, early sexual activity, pregnancy,
emotional distress, suicide and violence.
Udry also is a professor of maternal and
child health in the UNC School of Public Health.
CAROLINA 15TH IN SEARS CUP,
BEST IN ACC AGAIN
Carolina placed 15th out of318 eligible Division I college and university athletics programs in
competition for this year's Sears Directors'
Cup. The annual competition, sponsored
by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and the
National Association of Collegiate Direc-
tors of Athletics, honors the school with
the best-performing athletic programs in
Celebrate University Day
Participate in a community service project
sponsored by your local Carolina Club during
the weekend of October 12-14.
Join your local Carolina Club's Tar Heel Service
Day team. To find out what your local Carolina
Club has planned for Tar Heel Service Day, visit
alumni.unc.edu and click on "clubs."
Carolina Clubs give back to the University every
day by keeping the Carolina connection alive all
over the country and world. On Tar Heel Service
Day, clubs will get together to give back to their