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11th in the US for federal research among universities.
in research activity annually.
12th largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.

Our Mission

To expand the frontiers of human knowledge and discovery, improving the health and well-being of people, communities, and environments in North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Our Vision

The state, the country, and the world will turn to Carolina to solve the most critical challenges of today and tomorrow.

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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Carolina Research News

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Spring 2024 issue of Carolina Public Health

Learn about how successful public health efforts at the Gillings School and beyond can support public policy in its ultimate goal: to improve well-being for as many people as possible.

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Research aims to help repurpose approved medications for rare diseases

The Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Renaissance Computing Institute are using data science and AI to identify and validate new clinical uses of existing drugs for rare diseases.

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Developing new ways to treat heart attacks without surgery

With a $2.7M NIH grant, Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Juliane Nguyen and her lab will take the next steps toward developing a new therapy that could impact the way all heart attack patients are treated.

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