Steve Chaney, PhD

Dr. Steve Chaney

Dr. Steve Chaney received his BS degree in chemistry from Duke University and his PhD degree in biochemistry from UCLA.

His thesis professor, Dr. Paul Boyer, went on to win the Nobel Prize shortly after Steve left his lab. Dr. Chaney did his post graduate studies on the regulation of genetic information at the molecular level at Washington University in St. Louis.

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 human metabolism and nutrition to first year medical and dental students for 40 years.

He was 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 was a member of UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. 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 cancer research. 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 platinum anticancer drugs.

He 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.

He is also the best-selling author of “Slaying The Food Myths” and “Slaying The Supplement Myths”.

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