Calculating COVID-19’s Educational Costs

June 1, 2020

Cassandra R. Davis studies the impact of natural disasters on schools and communities, particularly at the K-12 level. Now the public policy professor is turning her attention to the impact of a global pandemic on first-generation college students.

Preparing the State for Environmental Threats

June 1, 2020

The new Center for Resilient Communities and Environment is working with NC communities to understand their vulnerability to increasing environmental threats and develop strategies to strengthen resilience.

UNC Addresses COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

June 1, 2020

UNC researchers are working on three areas related to COVID-19 prevention and treatment: a vaccine, an antiviral drug, and monoclonal antibodies, which use cells from recovered patients to help others.

Using Math & Simulations to Address COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Thanks to an NSF RAPID Grant, an interdisciplinary team of researchers will use mathematical models and simulations to uncover the real-time mobility of SARS-CoV-2 virus-like-particles in fresh, undiluted human airway mucus to learn how to reduce infection in the lungs.

Doctors & Students Collaborate on Treatment Study

May 28, 2020

In the first COVID-19 case series of the drug tocilizumab in the United States, Carolina researchers and students report that the drug should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine its true efficacy for severely ill patients.

Gig Workers Face More Risks than Most During Pandemic

May 26, 2020

UNC sociologist Alexandrea Ravenelle is interviewing 200 precarious workers — gig platform workers, creative freelancers, and essential low-wage workers in drugstores and grocery stores — to uncover how the pandemic is impacting their lives now and, ultimately, in the long term.

A Virtual World

May 21, 2020

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media professor Steven King is an expert in using emerging technologies. In this special edition of “Focus Carolina,” he explains how COVID-19 is jump-starting the future of remote work.

Dying to Reopen: Comparing N.C. and Georgia

May 21, 2020

Alexis Dennis and Nathan Dollar, both predoctoral trainees at the UNC Carolina Population Center, compared recent COVID-19 mitigation measures and policy responses of Georgia and North Carolina to understand consequences for the people within these states.