Co-Founder of UNC Cancer Rehab Institute Passes Away

Carole Schneider

Carole Schneider, the co-founder of UNC's Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, passed away July 30 after a long battle with cancer.

Schneider was instrumental in securing a $2.2 million grant in 1996 to start the institute. Since its inception, RMCRI has developed into a national model serving more than 1,000 cancer survivors in their treatment and recovery.

Schneider, who pioneered the benefits of nutrition and exercise intervention during and after cancer treatment, also taught and mentored more than 850 undergraduate and graduate students as researchers, teachers and cancer rehabilitation specialists.

A UNC endowed scholarship fund in Schneider's name has been established to support doctoral students in Exercise Physiology,

Memorial contributions also may be made to the RMCRI operating fund at

For an online tribute to Schneider, visit