A Dive into Shark Research

April 23, 2019

A study led by alumna Avery Paxton and co-authored by UNC biologist Camryn Blawas shows that sand tiger sharks return to the same shipwrecks as they travel along the Atlantic coast. This discovery may fuel conservation efforts for the species.

An Egg-ceptional Take on Nutritional Studies

April 22, 2019

What’s the deal with eggs? Some studies say they’re great, others — not so much. Dr. Carol Cheatham of Carolina’s Nutrition Research Institute sets the record straight about why studies come to different conclusions about the breakfast staple.

Data Drones

April 22, 2019

In partnership with the Department of Defense, UNC’s Institute for the Environment is working on a new drone program that will help natural resource managers collect data in challenging environments.

Progress for Malarial Vaccination

April 18, 2019

The world’s first malaria vaccine begins its pilot program in Ghana, Malawi, and Kenya this month. The project, led by UNC and UNC Project Malawi researchers, will evaluate the vaccine’s capabilities to later inform decisions about widespread use.

Diversifying Staff Helps Campaigns, Study Finds

April 17, 2019

Democratic campaigns hire more staffers from private institutions than Republican ones, new research from UNC finds. Hiring staffers from a variety of educational and socioeconomic backgrounds could help campaigns reach voters and introduce fresh ideas.

Carolina Professor Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

April 17, 2019

“Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition” by history professor W. Fitzhugh Brundage has been called indispensable, remarkable, and essential reading. For his dive into the story of torture in America, Brundage has been named a 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History.

Woman in Science: Tainayah Thomas

April 17, 2019

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health doctoral student Tainayah Thomas focuses on improving health care delivery and disease prevention for African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnically diverse populations.

The Depths of Despair Among U.S. Adults Entering Middle Life

April 16, 2019

Indicators of despair — depression, suicidal ideation, drug use, and alcohol abuse — are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research from the Carolina Population Center.

Showcasing Innovation at Carolina

April 15, 2019

April 11 marked Innovate Carolina’s 10th annual UNC Innovation Showcase, an event which illustrates and encourages inventiveness and creative thinking in the Carolina community.

Scrutinizing Medicaid Fees

April 12, 2019

A new study by UNC researchers reveals that Medicaid reimbursements to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy vary widely state to state. These discrepancies could compound existing differences in quality and access to care.