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UNC Gillings Researcher to Co-lead High-profile NIH Grant to Investigate Environmental Influences on Child Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced $157 million in awards to several leading institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to launch a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). ECHO will investigate how exposure to environmental factors in early development – from conception through early childhood – can influence the health of children and adolescents. Read More...

FPG Director Sam Odom Receives Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University

On September 30, FPG director Sam Odom will receive an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University. The ceremony will take place in the Stockholm City Hall and will be followed by a banquet and dancing. Read More...

HydroShare Extends the Reach of Breakthrough National Water Model

The national water science community has been abuzz since August, when the National Oceanic an Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its new high resolution National Water Model (NWM), a system that simulates the flow of rivers and streams throughout the continental United States in more detail than ever before possible. Read More...

FPG Projects Receive Special Recognition for Innovation

Earlier this month, the Project Directors of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) met in Washington, D.C., and two FPG projects received special recognition for their groundbreaking work. Larry Wexler, the Director of the Research to Practice Division of OSEP, singled out FPG’s Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) and the State Implementation and Scaling-Up of Evidence-Based Practices Center (SISEP), calling the projects "significant innovative accomplishments" of OSEP. Read More...

Three Zeros Initiative

In an effort to be a living-learning laboratory for environmental and energy innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill aims to achieve water, waste, and energy neutrality. The UNC Sustainability Office has been tackling these goals since 2000, but plans to accelerate them with a new initiative called Three Zeroes. Check out the infographic below to learn more. Learn more about the initiative here. Three Zeros Final Image