Preventing Blindness, from North Carolina to Africa

May 22, 2018

UNC ocular epidemiologist Emily Gower focuses on improving trichiasis surgery outcomes for people with trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. In the U.S., she researches diabetic retinopathy, which also causes blindness but is 99 percent preventable.

2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot Highlights UNC Project

May 22, 2018

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.

Woman in Science: Teresa Zhou

May 16, 2018

Teresa Zhou is a PhD student in the Department of Economics researching the most effective policies for retaining physicians in underserved and rural areas, and how changes in physician supply affect patient welfare in the U.S.

The Financial Burdens of Breast Cancer

May 16, 2018

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Stephanie Wheeler discusses research that found that African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer and suffer financial harm as a result of treatment.

Woman in Science: Frances Reuland

May 9, 2018

UNC College of Arts & Sciences graduating senior Frances Reuland researches how inadequate energy affects environmental health conditions and facility operations within Malawian healthcare systems.

The Teenage Social-Media Trap

May 9, 2018

UNC psychology and neuroscience graduate student Jacqueline Nesi shares research results that found teens more interested in digital status seeking were more likely to be engaged in risky behavior. 

Empowering Visually Impaired Children

May 9, 2018

Carolina students invited K-12 students with visual impairments to campus to experience a variety of educational games and tools created just for them — the feedback from which provides valuable research insights for computer scientists.