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A Legacy of Precision Nutrition

March 4, 2021

Dr. Steven Zeisel will be stepping down as the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s director after 13 years, but he leaves behind the legacy of precision nutrition, an approach that recognizes eating as individualistic, not one-size-fits-all.

RUNC: Anthony Charles

March 3, 2021

Anthony Charles, the director of global surgery for the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, works to reduce barriers to surgical access and improve surgical quality and outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

Carolina Scientists Earn Prestigious Keck Award

March 3, 2021

UNC scientists Charles Carter, Qi Zhang, and Abigail Knight were awarded $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation to answer the age-old question: How did life on Earth begin? They also hope to enhance our understanding of important cellular processes … Continued

Religion: Good or Bad?

March 2, 2021

Philosophers and psychologists have pondered whether religion makes us good or bad for years. Thanks to researchers from Kurt Gray’s Deepest Beliefs lab, a framework has been developed to understand how religion can encourage both moral and immoral behaviors, sometimes … Continued

The Anthropology of Air Conditioning

March 2, 2021

More than 60 percent of electricity in the Arab Gulf is consumed by air conditioning, but how has the technology impacted infrastructure, culture, and the environment of the region? Doctoral student Marwa Koheji conducted field research in Bahrain to find … Continued

Add Health Study to Continue at Carolina

March 1, 2021

The UNC Carolina Population Center has received two five-year-grants, totaling $38.2 million, that together will fund Wave VI of Add Health — the largest, most comprehensive nationally representative and longitudinal study of the health of adolescents ever undertaken in the United States.

Promoting Women in Clean Energy

March 1, 2021

Thanks to a recent award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative, Institute for the Environment researcher Lindsay Dubbs plans to connect female professionals and students in renewable energy fields with opportunities and each other.

Different Regulations, Similar COVID-19 Rates

February 26, 2021

Despite different regulations around mask mandates and social distancing, California and Florida have similar COVID-19 Infection rates, but determining why that is isn’t simple. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Whitney Robinson discusses with Healthline.

Community-Driven Health Research

February 26, 2021

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Courtney Woods, who studies environmental justice and its ties to public health, relied on community-sourced concerns to guide her research into water sources contaminated by landfills and factory farms in Sampson County, … Continued

Meeting COVID-19 Vaccine Demand

February 26, 2021

A new set of dashboards from North Carolina Institute for Public Health, housed in Gillings School of Global Public Health, will give local health officials estimates on demand for the vaccine in each phase to help improve local planning for … Continued