Creativity Hub Semi-Finalists Announced

February 2, 2018

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the seven research proposals selected as semi-finalists in the first round of Creativity Hubs, an initiative aimed at fostering the development of bold and creative research ideas.

A Prescription for Fruits and Veggies

February 2, 2018

Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University are conducting a new study that will give a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-risk patients at the UNC Family Medicine Center, and will connect them with existing nutrition education programs.

Woman in Science: Abby Gancz

January 31, 2018

Junior Abby Gancz is an undergraduate researcher studying biostatistics within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and anthropology within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences.

Campus Makerspace Fosters Student Innovation at UNC

January 29, 2018

Wake up. Go to class. 3-D print a prosthetic hand? For many students, the Makerspace in Carmichael Residence Hall is making innovation more accessible to undergraduates than ever before.

Structure of antipsychotic drug target solved

January 29, 2018

Antipsychotic agents have serious side effects: agitation, vision impairments, and loss of balance. UNC scientists are working to limit these side effects while maintaining effectiveness.

Low-Carbohydrate Intake Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

January 26, 2018

A recent study from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Tonia Desrosiers found that women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely to have babies with neural tube defects versus women who don’t restrict their carbohydrate intake.

The U.S. Needs to Support and Recognize Youth Caregivers

January 25, 2018

Despite the nearly 1.4 million youth caregivers (ages 8-18) in the U.S., they are largely absent from policy discussions related to the current and future landscapes of caregiving. Learn more in this The Hill op-ed by UNC geographer Betsy Olson.

Career Aquatic

January 24, 2018

At the end of his 40-year career at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Dive Safety Officer Glenn Safrit reflects on the most important lessons he learned — and taught — in the ocean.