On Tuesday, former Lineberger Cancer Center director Ned Sharpless was sworn in as the director of the National Cancer Institute. Sharpless has been with the UNC Lineberger Center since 2002; he served as director for three and a half years before stepping down in June.
Durham Tech just received a big honor: their Dental Laboratory Technology Program has just been ranked as the No. 1 dental lab program in the country by a national accrediting organization. The ratings were announced last week by the National Association of Dental Laboratories and the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology. Durham Tech ranked first among the 14 accredited dental lab programs in the US.
Watch for road closures downtown this weekend as work continues on the AC Hotel on Rosemary Street.
West Rosemary Street will be closed between Church Street and Pritchard Avenue from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 21. (Use Franklin Street instead.)
And Church Street will be closed just north of Rosemary Street from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, October 20, and Monday, October 23.