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UNC-CH pharmacy school receives $100 million gift
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:50pm.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $100 million for its pharmacy school, which is the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014. UNC announced the gift from Fred Eshelman on Wednesday. Eshelman graduated from UNC in 1972 and is the founder and former chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development. UNC-Chapel Hill's previous largest gift was $50 million.

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PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:16pm.

PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name.

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Study: Clinical trials have benefits for patients, economy
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:57pm.

While Wilmington usually receives attention for the area's beaches, clinical trial research is also getting the region attention. Today biopharmaceutical research companies touted the impact of trials on the economy.

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Wilmington, Chapel Hill firms in line for multimillion-dollar government contract
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:38pm.

videoThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division has awarded contracts to five companies across the country to form a clinical studies network — and two of them are in our state — Rho Federal Systems in Chapel Hill and PPD Inc. in Wilmington.

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SOLAR ENERGY: Miracle Field is now greener than ever
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:25am.

Three power company's donations make Wilmington's Miracle Field the country's first solar powered field in the Miracle League.

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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 5:10pm.

videoAthletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon.

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A true field of dreams
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 07/20/2013 - 7:11pm.

videoThe Miracle League of Wilmington made dreams come true this weekend as members unveiled the Miracle League accessible field and playground at 5510 Olsen Park Lane in northern New Hanover County

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PPD honors 'heroes' running Beach2Battleship
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 3:13pm.

videoPPD launched events in celebration of its 5th annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon this weekend at its headquarters downtown. During the ceremony, race participants who have battled and overcome illnesses because of clinical trials were honored.

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PPD's Beach2Battleship Triathlon may cause traffic congestion this weekend
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 2:56pm.

videoThe Wilmington Police Department is working with the event organizers for this weekend’s PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon to ensure that participants will be safe and the traffic tie-ups minimized. Detailed information can be found on the event website at http://beach2battleship.com.

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PPD Beach2Battleship Triathalon heroes announced
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:59pm.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2012 team of inspirational athletes serving as PPD Heroes and competing in the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon on Oct. 20.

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