Two Faculty Members Named Beckman Young Investigators

May 29, 2019

UNCʼs Frank Leibfarth and Wesley Legant are among 10 recipients of this yearʼs prize from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which awards $600,000 over 4 years to support promising young faculty in the chemical and life sciences.

Safe at the Beach

May 24, 2019

Viruses and bacteria can sometimes enter beach waters through runoff, accidental sewage spills, and failing septic systems. Beach managers need a fast way to check water quality — something UNC marine scientist Rachel Noble has patented a solution for.

Fair Treatment in the Workplace

May 24, 2019

Studies show that when employees feel unfairly treated, they are less productive and less likely to stay with the company. So why does such treatment persist? UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School researcher Elad Sherf explores this topic in a new paper.

NAPSACC Program Receives International Recognition

May 23, 2019

A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research states that NAPSACC, a program of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children.

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

May 22, 2019

In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users, and nonsmokers, UNC Center of Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology researchers found that both traditional cigarette smokers and “vapers” were more susceptible to flu.

Carving Out a Niche in Computer Science

May 16, 2019

UNC computer scientist Cynthia Sturton researches how processors don’t need to be tampered with to be vulnerable —  computers can be exploited while running exactly as intended.

Confronting the Past, Improving the Future

May 16, 2019

UNC American studies professor Glenn Hinson speaks with the Warren Record about “Southern Legacies: The Descendants Project,” for which students located and interviewed the descendants of two men lynched in Warren County in 1921.

The Neurobiology of Noshing

May 16, 2019

UNC School of Medicine neuropharmacologist Tom Kash and his lab conducted experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat — a potential new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments.

CDC Awards HPDP $3.75 Million

May 13, 2019

UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention receives $3.75 million CDC grant to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, a Mediterranean dietary pattern for a Southeastern population.