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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.

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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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Keerthi Anand

From research to impact—ultrasound imaging and the future of stroke prevention

Rather than treating a patient in the aftermath of a stroke, what if a proactive measure was taken? Keerthi Anand is a doctoral candidate in the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering where he approaches this issue through ultrasound imaging.

A flooded street in a small town

Study investigates construction in floodplains

As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, the number of people and places exposed to flooding events is likely to grow.

Robin Jenkins

Lack of data hinders firearms research

Policymakers consider how to implement recommendations from a panel that included Robin Jenkins of the FPG Institute.

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