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

  • Hans Paerl

    The Blame Game: Hurricanes

    Are hurricanes to blame for fishing dying and “dead zones” appearing on NC’s coast? UNC Institute of Marine Sciences’ Hans Paerl and researchers from NC State study such storms to learn how they shape the state’s coastal ecology.

  • Diamond Holloman

    Woman in Science: Diamond Holloman

    Diamond Holloman is a PhD student in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on how vulnerable communities recover following major wet-weather disturbances like hurricane flooding.

  • This simulator allows eye surgeons to keep their skills fresh in between patients.

    Preventing Blindness, from North Carolina to Africa

    UNC ocular epidemiologist Emily Gower focuses on improving trichiasis surgery outcomes for people with trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. In the U.S., she researches diabetic retinopathy, which also causes blindness but is 99 percent preventable.

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    2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot Highlights UNC Project

    UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention researchers examine whether the CHANGE project is effective in reducing rates of cardiovascular diseases and increasing the reach of clinic and public community services to at-risk populations.

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