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A Nutrient’s Impact On Brain Function

September 16, 2021

Inspired by her chemist father, UNC Nutrition Research Institute Professor Isis Trujillo is now researching how an essential nutrient choline impacts our development and behavior. She hopes her research will encourage choline supplements for pregnant mothers.

Preventing Childhood Suicide

September 16, 2021

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. UNC School of Education Professor Marisa Marraccini and three Ph.D. students are researching how less formal interactions with teachers and adults help protect children in times of mental health crisis.

Bullying and Sexual Violence Connected

September 15, 2021

UNC School of Education Professor Dorothy Espelage found anti-bullying programs incorporating community leadership, a focus on behavioral change and educating bystanders to intervene reduces the rate of sexual violence in schools in a literature analysis.

Vaccination Reduces Household Transmission

September 15, 2021

By testing family of COVID-positive patients regularly, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Public Health faculty explored how the virus is transmitted in homes. They found vaccinations lower the likelihood of others in the home getting infected … Continued

Mapping Childhood Respiratory Health

September 14, 2021

Researchers in the school of medicine are mapping pediatric inhalation interfaces to better understand how cells lining the nose, mouth and airways interact to maintain respiratory health or play roles in diseases throughout childhood thanks to funding from the Chan … Continued

Levees Improved by UNC Researcher Succeed Against Hurricane Ida

September 13, 2021

On Sunday August 29th, Hurricane Ida made landfall in New Orleans as a Category 4 hurricane, but thanks to the work of UNC researcher Rick Luettich and others, the levees held and water damage was greatly minimized. ADCIRC is a computer program co-developed by Luettich and his team at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. It helps determine what coastal … Continued

How Gene Differences Impact Reaction to Disease

September 13, 2021

With a $9.25 million grant for a 5-year study, UNC Genetics Professor Hyejung Won will research how gene variation affects people’s response to common diseases combined with their sex and environment.

How To Cope With Pandemic Uncertainty

September 9, 2021

Jonathan Abramowitz, the director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic, discussed how uncertainty affects psychology and how people should address the decisions and changes related to the COVID-19.

Why Black Teachers Have Low Performance Ratings

September 9, 2021

By controlling for socio-economic status, prior-year test scores, and prior-year behavior misconduct, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education Professor Lauren Sartain’s research explained why Chicago Public Schools give Black teachers lower performance ratings. They’re more likely to work in higher-poverty schools.

Four UNC faculty members honored with prestigious Hettleman awards

September 9, 2021

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. The late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina class … Continued