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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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    Satellites & Citizens: $1.5 Million NASA Grant to Study Water Storage in Lakes

    A UNC team led by geologist Tamlin Pavelsky has received a $1.5 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to expand a pilot citizen science program to measure lake water storage from North Carolina to the globe.

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    90 Minutes or Less: E. Coli Testing

    Because of nationwide E. coli outbreaks — like the most recent in tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona — UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rachel Noble has developed a rapid E. coli test that only takes an hour to 90 minutes to conduct.

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    Science Never Sleeps

    UNC Institute of Marine Sciences PhD candidate Shelby Ziegler spends many nights (and early mornings) studying the mysteries of North Carolina’s marshes.

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    The Stress of Poverty on Children

    UNC School of Education researcher Cathi Propper has been awarded a $2.5 million National Institute of Child Health and Development grant to study the link between poverty and developing cognitive processes that facilitate learning, self-monitoring, and decision-making in children.

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