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University Research Week: Whatʼs Next? October 10-14

Facts & Figures

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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Feature photo with the "Hettleman Prizes" logo.

2022 Hettleman Prizes awarded to four exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

Representation of the serotonin 2A Receptor (5HT2AR) signaling protein complex bound with the novel compound R-69 (in subset, magenta).

Scientists create non-psychedelic compound with same anti-depressant effect

A research team developed a compound that triggers long-lasting anti-depressant action without the hallucinogenic effects.


Willis receives grant to study physical activity interventions in older adults

Erik Willis has received a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to pilot a multi-level intervention that aims to increase physical activity for individuals in adult supervised care settings.

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