A memorial service will be held at 4 o’clock tomorrow at the UNC Memorial Hall in remembrance of UNC professor and cancer researcher, Feng Liu, who was robbed and fatally beaten near Ransom Street and West University Drive last Wednesday.

The Dean of UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Bob Blouin, told WCHL what kind of colleague Liu was and how he will be remembered by those around him.

“I grew to know him as a wonderful, kind, gentle, but endearing personality; someone who quietly touched the lives of other faculty, staff, and students,” says Blouin. “He will be deeply missed by many.”

Liu came to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. His research interest focused on gene and drug delivery for cancer treatments.

Residents of the Westwood neighborhood where Liu was killed have started a fundraiser in his memory at YouCaring.com.

The money will go toward the newly established Feng Liu Graduate Student Award fund UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Donations can be made by mail to:

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation
CB# 7296
194 Finley Golf Course Road, Suite 106
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

You can give directly to the fund here.

Flowers, cards and condolences can be sent to the Liu family at:

The Liu family
c/o UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
301 Pharmacy Lane Suite 100
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7355