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Financial Risk of Flooding

July 20, 2021

Though human systems such as the housing market are usually viewed as independent from natural systems and disasters, work done by the NC Policy Collaboratory demonstrates that these connections are essential in building robust flood resiliency measures in NC.

In Search of Exoplanets

July 19, 2021

There are currently more than 4,000 identified exoplanets, and senior Madyson Barber is searching for more. Earlier this summer, she was one of two Carolina undergrads to be named an NC Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholar.

How to Return to ‘Normal’

July 19, 2021

With vaccination rates around the country increasing, pandemic restrictions lifting and workplaces reopening, society is beginning to slowly return to the way it was before March 2020, but reentering social situations after a year of physical distancing can be daunting. … Continued

Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition

July 19, 2021

Most maternal and child nutrition initiatives are aimed specifically at moms and their children. Research by experts at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health suggests that maternal and child nutrition could be better improved by approaching it as a … Continued

The Cost of Metastatic Breast Cancer

July 15, 2021

A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among United States women will total $152.4 billion in 2030 — nearly two and a half times the estimate for 2015 costs — due to an increase in cases among younger women.

Equity in Cancer Care with Mobile Apps

July 14, 2021

With funding from Conquer Cancer, UNC Lineberger‘s Marjory Charlot is studying how Black women with breast cancer use their cell phones to access health information to develop a patient-centered mobile health app. Charlot hopes the work will help increase Black … Continued

Nutritional Genomics

July 14, 2021

In this episode of The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, Saroja Voruganti, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses her work in the unique field of nutritional genomics. She seeks to identify genetic susceptibility to diseases, effect of genetic variation … Continued

Arthritis Related Conditions

July 13, 2021

In this podcast episode, Amanda Nelson, an associate professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology within the School of Medicine, discusses common conditions and diseases associated with arthritis, their connections, and potential methods for their reduction and prevention.

Will Moderna Require a Booster?

July 13, 2021

UNC School of Medicine’s Cindy Gay, who leads the clinical trial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, discusses the long-term efficacy of the vaccine. While more studies are necessary to determine whether a booster will be necessary, Gay says she is … Continued

Improving Equity with Renewable Energy Solutions

July 12, 2021

Noah Kittner of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health explores the ideal balance of wind, solar, and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation to identify solutions where renewable energy can improve equity outcomes … Continued