Racing to say thank you

Dr. Karyn Stitzenberg, assistant professor of surgery and a member of UNC Lineberger, was thanked for her "speedy response" to an anonymous patient in a unique way: a racecar windshield banner.

Car with Stitzenberg windshield banner The racecar ran in a 14-hour endurance race held by Chump Car at the Virginia International Speedway on March 31 and won this event by five laps over second place.  Dr. Stitzenberg was on hand to watch the race.  Dr. Perry A. Genova’s endurance team raises money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity through participation in Chump Car events along the east coast and are on target to raise over $100,000 for RMHC this year.

Dr. Genova, a UNC alumnus and an Executive In Residence in the UNC North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, leads the race team but, by day, is CEO of Oncoscope, Inc., a Durham-based oncology diagnostic device company. NC TraCS Institute at UNC-CH is one of 60 medical research institutions working together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country.