New Tools for Telling Stories

December 12, 2018

Students in the UNC School of Media and Journalism’s course, “News Lab: Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow,” pitch new digital products designed to help journalists and others leverage emerging technologies.

Woman in Science: Alyssa Grube

December 12, 2018

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health PhD student Alyssa Grube researches antibiotic-resistant genes in the Galápagos Islands to better understand the effects of human-caused pollution on bacterial communities.

The Marvelous Life of Marvel Cooke

December 12, 2018

“Edges of Time,” a new play by Jacqueline Lawton, assistant professor of dramatic art and dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company, explores the early career and “unconventional life” of black female journalist and activist Marvel Cooke.

Addressing the Lone Scientist Problem

December 12, 2018

UNC sociologist Robert Hummer and epidemiologist Allison Aiello have teamed up to lead the Biosocial Training Program, which challenges students to explore both the biological and social factors that influence health in the United States.

Joseph DeSimone Receives Prestigious Convergent Science Award

December 7, 2018

UNC chemist Joseph DeSimone wins the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science for his breakthrough human health projects including 3-D printed dentures, nanomedicines for cancer therapy, and individualized drug delivery devices.

Woman in Science: Keyaira Crudup

December 5, 2018

Keyaira Crudup is a junior majoring in biomedical and health science engineering within the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on improving the walking speed of aging individuals.

Want to Prevent AIDS? Look at Places, Not People

December 3, 2018

While many methods focus on at-risk groups, one UNC researcher wanted to focus on places where HIV transmission is likely to occur, reaching communities that traditional AIDS prevention efforts miss while shielding people from stigma.

Wild Waters

December 3, 2018

With a $5 million NSF grant, a multi-institution marine sciences team with strong Carolina connections is studying the area off the coast of Cape Hatteras, one of the only spots in the world where multiple water masses converge.

To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two

November 30, 2018

There has been scant research focusing on romantic partners of people with eating disorders. But UNC researchers are now recognizing how critical a partner’s response can be to recovery, and how partners are a critical part of treatment.

To Treat Mental Illness: Medication, Talk Therapy and … Plants?

November 28, 2018

If you’re feeling down, anxious or stressed, a houseplant could help. Carolina’s innovative therapy programs, including a horticulture program that uses gardening to improve mental and emotional health, are serving North Carolinians with severe mental illness.