Dr. Stephen Chaney received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Duke University and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from UCLA. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina. At the time of his retirement he held the title of Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina where he taught biochemistry and nutrition to first year medical and dental students for 40 years. He also lead the committee that reorganized the first year medical curriculum at UNC and was in charge of the first year medical curriculum for the period 2002 to 2009.
He has been named “Basic Science Teacher of the Year” several times by the first year medical students and was recognized with the Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship for the period 2005 to 2009. He has been a member of UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators since 2006, and in 2012 he was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Academy of Educators.
Dr. Chaney also ran an active cancer research program for 37 years. He is internationally known for his research on the biochemistry of anticancer drugs. He helped develop a drug that represents a major advance in the treatment of colon cancer and was a featured speaker at 6 international symposia on anticancer drugs.
Dr. Chaney has published over 100 papers and 12 reviews in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as two chapters on nutrition for one of the leading biochemistry textbooks for medical students. He is also highly sought after as a speaker on the topic of holistic approaches to health.
For the past 35 years Dr. Chaney and his wife Suzanne have been helping people improve their health holistically through a combination of good diet, exercise, weight control and appropriate supplementation.
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