in the US for federal research among universities


in research activity annually


Largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures


of all UNC system research is performed by UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina Research in the News

  • Tackling Unhealthy Eating

    Researchers from Gillings School of Global Public Health have co-authored a study that marks Chile’s new healthy food policies, which aim to stem its obesity epidemic, as effective.

  • A New Perspective on Obesity

    Researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes fat tissue. This could have implications for treatments of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

  • The Power of Pay Transparency

    Research conducted by Kenan-Flagler’s Elena Simintzi reveals that wage transparency policies in Danish companies led to an increase in female hires and promotions. This may have connotations for companies around the world.

  • Sonny Kelly

    “The Talk” Between One Man, His Son, and His Community

    UNC PhD student Sonny Kelly stars in “The Talk,” a play he developed after giving his son a version of “the talk” — a conversation African-American parents often have with their children about how to act in encounters with the police.

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