Graduate School News

Endowing innovation: Dr. Thomas S. Royster (1918-2008)

February 26, 2009

Having dedicated most of his adult life to practicing surgery, teaching and mentoring others, Thomas S. Royster, M.D., ’40 died on Aug. 4, 2008. But the legacy that he and his wife, Caroline H. Royster, established at UNC lives on through the vibrant, interdisciplinary graduate fellowship program they helped establish—the Royster Society of Fellows—as well as the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professorship to support the society’s director.

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