UNC-Chapel Hill creates Institute for Convergent Science

November 1, 2017

The Institute will focus on tackling the world’s biggest problems through multidisciplinary collaboration among researchers, students, and entrepreneurs, in an effort to speed the application of new discoveries and the commercialization of technological breakthroughs and next-generation medical therapies.

Woman in Science: Morgan Yapundich

November 1, 2017

Senior Morgan Yapundich is an undergraduate researcher majoring in chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on pharmacological experiments that will shed light on how a drug induces cellular death in cancer cells.

The Self-Made Scientist

October 30, 2017

In 2010, Andrew Hinton’s then 2-year-old daughter Madison was diagnosed with food allergies — a life-changing event that’s led him to enroll in the UNC School of Medicine biomedical and biological sciences PhD program, where he researches food allergies.

Well Said: Rural Health Care

October 26, 2017

As hospitals in rural communities around the country continue to close due to financial problems, the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research is working to keep them open.

Woman in Science: Robin Armstrong

October 25, 2017

Robin Armstrong is a PhD candidate within the UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology and a graduate research assistant in the Duronio Lab. Using fruit flies as a model, she researches how chromatin structure influences DNA replication programs.

Decades of Discovery

October 24, 2017

For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond.

DARPA Young Faculty Award Presented to Mohit Bansal

October 23, 2017

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal received Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — becoming only the second UNC faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning.

School Program Expands as Students Make Substantial Gains

October 19, 2017

For the third consecutive year, young students have benefited significantly from the Family Success Alliance summer enrichment program, according to a new evaluation report from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

Woman in Science: Vicki Mercer

October 18, 2017

Vicki Mercer is an associate professor of physical therapy in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the Human Movement Science Curriculum. She researches balance and motor control with patients undergoing neurological and geriatric rehabilitation.