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Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring New Insight to Physician Shortage Debate

As the nation grapples with concerns about growing physician shortages across the country, The Physicians Foundation and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill launched a new innovative tool to help policy makers, physicians and health systems better plan where to practice and what type of practitioners will be needed to meet the growing utilization of healthcare in the United States.  Read More...

First Grade Reading Suffers in Segregated Schools

A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools—but the students’ backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.

According to the Center for Civil Rights, although the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, segregation is still on the rise. To better understand segregation’s impact on student performance, FPG scientists looked at nearly 4000 first graders in public schools nationwide.  Read More...

Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise

According to Richard A. Luettich, Jr., a professor of marine sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and chair of the committee that wrote the report, it's time for the federal and state governments to work together more closely to reduce risk. "There is a crucial need for collaboration among federal agencies and between the federal government and the states, as well as policy changes that will help us evolve from a nation that is primarily reactive to coastal disasters into one that invests wisely in risk reduction and resilience," he said.  Read More...

Odum Institute to host 11th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive

The Qualitative Research Summer Intensive (QRSI) is a week-long series of classes for researchers who wish to build their qualitative-research skills and integrate qualitative methods into their research designs and perspectives. Students and researchers from all disciplines and industries are welcome. Read More...

FPG’s Abecedarian Project Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

The Abecedarian Project, one of the world’s oldest and most oft-cited early childhood education programs, marks its 42nd anniversary this year with a groundbreaking study from FPG researchers and Nobel laureate James J. Heckman—as well as several new international initiatives that showcase adaptations of the curriculum the project first developed four decades ago.  Read More...