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10th in the US for federal research among universities.
in research activity annually.
13th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.

Our Mission

Cures and treatments for disease. New technologies. New industries for North Carolina and the world. At Carolina, we tackle tough challenges with multidisciplinary teams of top scientists and students whose diverse perspectives deliver creative, unprecedented solutions. As one of America’s top research universities, we conduct roughly $1 billion in research annually. We provide dedicated service to our sponsors and unprecedented opportunities for graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates.

Strategic Research Priorities

By fostering and supporting collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, UNC Research is accelerating new discoveries and solutions to emerging challenges in these areas:






Data Science




Infectious Disease


Opportunity, Well-Being, and Culture


Precision Health and Society

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Carol Arnosti, Melinda Beck, Michael Crimmins, Barbara Fredrickson

AAAS selects 4 faculty as fellows

Four Carolina faculty members have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.

Four doctors standing with their arms crossed.

New recommendations address crisis of physician stress

They come from the Study to Examine Physicians’ Pandemic Stress, a project led by the UNC School of Medicine’s Mara Buchbinder.

Mark Holmes stands in front of the Chatham Hospital.

Rooted: Mark Holmes

Mark Holmes is the director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He has been contributing to research at Carolina for 25 years.

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