Who Isn’t Responding to the Census in N.C.?

May 21, 2020

Rebecca Tippett, director of Carolina Demography within the UNC Carolina Population Center, completed an analysis to examine who isn’t responding to the 2020 Census in North Carolina: mostly people who live in rural parts of the state.

The Costs of Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 20, 2020

Younger women with metastatic breast cancer face substantial excess medical costs, according to a new study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

RUNC: Aaron Anselmo

May 20, 2020

Aaron Anselmo is an assistant professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He develops new strategies and technologies that alter the microbiome by removing pathogens and increasing beneficial bacteria.

Five Approaches to Treating the Coronavirus

May 15, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has cataloged more than 280 clinical trials and observational studies in the U.S. that target COVID-19. This includes anti-viral drug development and testing at UNC led by Ralph Baric, quoted in this AAMC story on … Continued

Inequality Amplifies African Americans’ COVID-19 Risk

May 14, 2020

Recent data shows that minorities are more at risk for contracting COVID-19 and experiencing poor health outcomes. To understand this, Kia Caldwell — a professor in the Department of African, African American, and Diaspora studies — explores how racial disparities, social determinants of health, and health policy determine pandemic outcomes.

What Can HIV Teach Us About SARS-CoV-2?

May 12, 2020

While the AIDS epidemic required humans to change their sexual behavior, COVID-19 requires similar adaptations: more PPE, hand hygiene, and home stays. UNC researcher Myron Cohen uses his four decades of studying HIV to shed light on approaching SARS-CoV-2.

Broadband Providers Adjust as Internet Use Spikes Under COVID-19

May 12, 2020

From mid-February to early April, as U.S. jobs and schooling moved online, daily internet usage per household increased by 31 percent. UNC economics professor Jonathan Williams studies how providers have handled this flux and how different demographics have adapted to these education and work transitions.

What They’re Trained For

May 11, 2020

Biomedical engineers at Carolina and NC State respond to COVID-19 by collaborating to speed the development of an emergency ventilator.

Sugary Soft Drink Tax Proves Successful

May 11, 2020

Mexican adults are consuming fewer sugary soft drinks three years after the country implemented a tax on the beverages, according to a newly published study co-authored by Shu Wen Ng, an associate professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global … Continued

The Disease Ecologist

May 11, 2020

UNC geographer and epidemiologist Michael Emch has spent decades tracking how human interaction and environment impact the spread of viruses. He studies this phenomena through a field called disease ecology — and is applying his research to the COVID-19 pandemic.