Where most people see columns of names and numbers, Rebecca Tippett sees a window into North Carolina’s future. As the director of Carolina Demography, part of the UNC Carolina Population Center, Tippett studies population changes in the Tar Heel state and the effects they could have in the years ahead.
Putting the "You" in "Thank You"
Some researchers believe gratitude is a fundamental human emotion, connecting us to friends and partners who support our well-being. Two UNC psychologists focus on the long-lasting effects of living a life full of thanks.
The Guava Hunter
From the time he was a child, Bryan Reatini has always held an inherent fascination for the natural world. Now, as he pursues his PhD in biology, Reatini has the unique opportunity to collect data from one of the most distinct ecosystems in the world — the Galápagos Islands.
Well Said: Hurricanes and Water Quality
Major storms leave behind a quiet, long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish. In this “Well Said” podcast, UNC talks with Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Hans Paerl about how hurricanes impact water quality.
Measuring the Health of a Marsh
Carter Smith, a PhD candidate at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, uses underwater sonar to count fish in low-visibility environments — a good indicator for the overall health of a marsh ecosystem.
Chasing Sharks for 45 Years
The UNC Institute of Marine Sciences’ longline shark survey has sailed the waters off the North Carolina coast for the past 45 years, making it the longest-running shark research program in the country.
A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.
A new award co-funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will explore how sexual orientation/gender identity and socioeconomic status intersect and contribute to health and disease.
Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award on September 8.