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Understanding the Universe

October 8, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Morgan Clark, a PhD candidate in UNC-CH’s department of physics and astronomy, as an outstanding graduate student for her work studying neutrinos, the tiny, abundant particles in our universe. She and 64 students … Continued

Vaccinations Help Avoid Reinfection

October 7, 2021

UNC School of Medicine professor David Wohl analyzed reinfection data and discovered people who were vaccinated were much less likely to get COVID-19 a second time. Of the 10,000 people who were re-infected, 1% of people who contracted the virus, only 200 were vaccinated.

UNC Connection to Antiviral Pill

October 7, 2021

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Myron Cohen told WRAL UNC helped develop Merck’s antiviral pill before the most recent trial. Cohen said the goals of COVID-19 treatments are preventing virus progression, stopping transmission, and preventing long COVID.

Improving Disaster Response With Tech

October 6, 2021

Director of Institute of Marine Sciences Rick Luettich and research from other Renaissance Computing Institute and Coastal Resilience Center for Excellence created a computer program, called ADCIRC, to help determine why New Orleans’ levees failed during Katrina. The improved levees … Continued

Childhood Experience Inspires Research

October 6, 2021

She was introduced to sustainability when her parents grew fruits and vegetables, recycling and reusing out of necessity. Now UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Olga Hawn researches “the different shades of green” in business and wants to study corporate treatment … Continued

New Framework to Address Maternal Mortality

October 5, 2021

In a new paper, five students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health explore the complex biological, social and environmental factors that make the U.S. the only wealthy country in the world in which birthing parents are dying … Continued

Improving Hazard Plans

October 4, 2021

Nashua, New Hampshire, in a FEMA case study, used UNC’s Coastal Resilience Center’s Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard to determine how many conflicts were in the municipality’s different hazard mitigation plans. Nashua will update wetland, flood protection and storm water … Continued

Counting Caterpillars

October 4, 2021

759 species, 993 studies and 73,075 records and counting. UNC Chapel Hill biologist Allen Hurlbert created a database for North American bird diets. The free resource gathers research scattered over time and methodology.

RENCI to help establish new field of study, Imageomics

October 1, 2021

RENCI has been named a partner in a new NSF-funded institute that will help scientists use images of living organisms as the basis for understanding biological processes of life on Earth. Led by researchers at Ohio State University, the new … Continued