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.

90 Minutes or Less: E. Coli Testing

April 24, 2018

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.

Science Never Sleeps

March 28, 2018

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

The Stress of Poverty on Children

March 20, 2018

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.

Measuring the World’s Streams & Rivers

March 20, 2018

UNC geographer Tamlin Pavelsky collected the most comprehensive set of field measurements to date of stream width and length in the smallest streams, which will help with estimations of the total surface areas of rivers and streams across the planet.

Autism Clearinghouse Raises Money to Expand Research

February 23, 2018

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s National Clearinghouse for Autism Evidence and Practice is raising money to expand its research on how to support and teach children with autism.

What Helps a New Driver? More Driving.

February 20, 2018

Although many people point fingers to irresponsibility as the cause of car accidents with teenage drivers, the real culprit is lack of experience, according to UNC Highway Safety Research Center researcher Robert Foss.

UNC’s Largest-Ever Research Award Reaches $232 Million

January 24, 2018

One of the largest research awards made to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the university has ever received, at $231.9 million.