From left, UNC basketball legend Phil Ford, Durham native and retired teacher Esther Jones, and UNC pediatrics Dr. Eliana Perrin, answer questions in the lobby of UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill Thursday. Ms. Jones has pledged a $1.4 million gift to UNC Children's Hospital , which will establish the Phil Ford Distinguished Professorship of Pediatrics. The pediatrics professorship will support the future NC Children's Center for Obesity Research and Prevention at UNC. Ford's Phil Ford Foundation has announced a partnership with NC Children's Hospital to establish this research center for obesity prevention at UNC.
From left, UNC basketball legend Phil Ford, Durham native and retired teacher Esther Jones, and UNC pediatrics Dr. Eliana Perrin, answer questions in the lobby of UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill Thursday. Ms. Jones has pledged a $1.4 million gift to UNC Children's Hospital , which will establish the Phil Ford Distinguished Professorship of Pediatrics. The pediatrics professorship will support the future NC Children's Center for Obesity Research and Prevention at UNC. Ford's Phil Ford Foundation has announced a partnership with NC Children's Hospital to establish this research center for obesity prevention at UNC. hlynch@newsobserver.com
From left, UNC basketball legend Phil Ford, Durham native and retired teacher Esther Jones, and UNC pediatrics Dr. Eliana Perrin, answer questions in the lobby of UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill Thursday. Ms. Jones has pledged a $1.4 million gift to UNC Children's Hospital , which will establish the Phil Ford Distinguished Professorship of Pediatrics. The pediatrics professorship will support the future NC Children's Center for Obesity Research and Prevention at UNC. Ford's Phil Ford Foundation has announced a partnership with NC Children's Hospital to establish this research center for obesity prevention at UNC. hlynch@newsobserver.com

Teacher, basketball great Phil Ford team up on childhood obesity research center

June 20, 2014 05:58 PM

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