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STAR Healthcare

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s STAR Program is an action-based learning opportunity designed to address real-world business challenges. Student teams are guided by an experienced faculty advisor, and engage in a dynamic consulting relationship for a real corporate partner. STAR Healthcare teams also include students from UNC School of Medicine, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and UNC Gillings School of Public Health. Recent STAR Healthcare Corporate Partners include:

Luther Hodges Scholars

The Kenan Institute’s Luther Hodges Scholars Program is the premier research opportunity for undergraduate students. Scholars gain real-world research experience through a year-long apprenticeship, and earn course credit while working directly with world-renowned faculty researchers. This year, students developed four interesting healthcare-focused projects.

Recent healthcare-focused projects include A Business Evaluation of Hotspotting in Healthcare, Medically Tailored Meals: The Insurer Landscape and Future Opportunities, The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Local Hospital Care Delivery, and Personalized Medicine Impact on the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sector.