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Multiple images of researchers working in the field. The first image shows two student researchers, looking at a laptop by a stream in their high boots and weighters. The second image is a close up shot of a student researcher looking at creatures in glass containers. The third image shows two professors, wearing safety glasses, about to pour liquid nitrogen. The fourth image shows a researcher in the lab. The fifth image shows a group of researchers looking at foliage in plastic bags. The sixth image shows two researchers taking images for the library archive, one is standing on a stool while the other holds books open.

Faculty in National Academies and Learned Societies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have brought distinction to the state of North Carolina and the university through their academic and professional achievements. Many have been honored with election as members of the National Academies or fellows of other national distinguished learned societies. UNC-CH ranks 14th among public research institutions in terms of the number of faculty members who have been inducted into the National Academies. (Source: Top American Research Universities Annual Report 2018. Updated 5/2020)

(Sources: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Updated: 05/2020.)

Advisors to Federal Agencies

Many Carolina faculty members serve on federal advisory committees that play an important role in shaping programs and policies of the federal government. These committee members provide the expertise and professional skills that parallel the program responsibilities of their sponsoring agencies. They also are the public’s voice in the federal government’s decision-making process. To learn more about our faculty who are serving in this important advisory capacity, please contact or

(Source: Office of Federal Affairs. Updated: 05/2020.)