The Healing Properties of Play

May 22, 2017

For a young cancer patient, the tools and medical devices in the UNC Hospitals’ Pediatric Hematology–Oncology Clinic can be terrifying. Two UNC School of Medicine students are working to provide medical play kits to ease children’s fears at the clinic.

Building Support for Youth Caregivers

May 22, 2017

Many children under the age of 18 are responsible for not only taking care of themselves, but also a loved one. UNC researcher Elizabeth Olson is embracing a little known field to improve support services available to youth caregivers.

Utilizing Geophysics to Uncover History

May 19, 2017

On Saturday, April 30, Mike Shore’s Geological Archaeology class spent a day investigating the historic Ayr Mount site in Hillsborough, where several structures that once stood above ground now lie beneath the surface.

Woman in Science: Theresa D’Aquila

May 17, 2017

Theresa D’Aquila is a postdoctoral research associate in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her current research focuses on molecular nutrition — specifically how fat metabolizes in the body.

This App Could Bring Sex Ed To All Students

May 16, 2017

Gillings School of Global Public Health graduate student Liz Chen discusses Real Talk — a sexual education app that uses real teenagers’ stories to address questions about sex, puberty, gender, relationships, and more.

Your Shoes Will Be Printed Shortly

May 16, 2017

The Wall Street Journal writes about the creation of the new Adidas AG, which was 3-D printed using technology by Carbon, a startup co-founded by the UNC School of Medicine and chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone. 

A Powerful Study

May 12, 2017

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits.

Woman in Science: Kashika Sahay

May 10, 2017

Kashika Sahay is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include gender equity, reproductive health outcomes, women’s empowerment, and violence prevention.

So How Much Water is in Eastern NC’s Lakes?

May 8, 2017

The UNC Institute for the Environment has received a $150,000 grant from NASA allowing it to install water gauges at 15 lakes throughout the state in an effort to determine how much water they contain.

Making History Accessible to Everyone

May 5, 2017

During his time at Carolina, Elijah Gaddis made it his mission to illuminate the state’s history in new ways, through public-facing digital scholarship in partnership with local communities.