NFL Grant Funds Concussion Management Research

June 15, 2017

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. 

Predicting Autism

June 12, 2017

For the first time, UNC autism researchers used MRIs of 6-month-olds to show how brain regions are connected and synchronized, and to predict children at risk of developing autism by the age of 2.

Folklore FX

June 12, 2017

The experimental environment at WXDU provides an artistic haven for Duke University students and Durham locals alike — a sentiment that UNC archivist and folklorist Jaycie Vos hopes to capture.

Strategy Significantly Boosts Colorectal Screening

June 5, 2017

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina … Continued

Woman in Science: Gabi Stein

June 5, 2017

Gabi Stein is a rising junior majoring in computer science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, public health, and education.

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.