CPC Deputy Director for Finance and Administration Retires After 28 Years
Tom Heath is an exceptional leader who has administered many of UNC’s most complex grants and contracts. Since 1989, he has had financial oversight of more than 700 funded research projects. In four of the last five years, CPC was the leading unit on campus for grant awards. In 2017, CPC was awarded over $107 million in grants and contracts, many involving subcontracting arrangements that required subaward negotiations all over the world.
Decades of Discovery
For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond.
A Crystal Ball for the Tar Heel State
Where most people see columns of names and numbers, Rebecca Tippett sees a window into North Carolina’s future. As the director of Carolina Demography, part of the UNC Carolina Population Center, Tippett studies population changes in the Tar Heel state and the effects they could have in the years ahead.
Putting the "You" in "Thank You"
Some researchers believe gratitude is a fundamental human emotion, connecting us to friends and partners who support our well-being. Two UNC psychologists focus on the long-lasting effects of living a life full of thanks.
The Guava Hunter
From the time he was a child, Bryan Reatini has always held an inherent fascination for the natural world. Now, as he pursues his PhD in biology, Reatini has the unique opportunity to collect data from one of the most distinct ecosystems in the world — the Galápagos Islands.
Well Said: Hurricanes and Water Quality
Major storms leave behind a quiet, long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish. In this “Well Said” podcast, UNC talks with Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Hans Paerl about how hurricanes impact water quality.
The paper is the first to document improved mental health but worse physical health risk associated with college completion among disadvantaged minority young adults, and it illustrates the importance of programs and policies that support the upward mobility of minorities.
Since 2015, the Chameleon testbed has helped researchers push the potential of cloud computing even further, and now, a new grant from the National Science Foundation will extend Chameleon’s mission for another three years.
A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.