Conference for ASD Fathers

July 30, 2019

In his research, Joe Piven of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities noticed it was hard to engage with fathers of children with autism. To foster a setting where dads can share experiences, he is launching a conference in September.

Injury Prevention Research Center Receives Grant

July 29, 2019

The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center has received funding from the CDC to carry out research on the opioid crisis, domestic violence, and dating abuse. The award is expected to be up to $4.2 million over five years.

How Poison Frogs Find Their Way

July 29, 2019

A new study led by a UNC neurobiologist finds that a species of poison frog can make and revise a mental map of its surroundings, a skill only previously observed in mammals and birds.

Celebrating Undergraduate Research

July 29, 2019

Undergraduate students from across the country participated in the fifth annual Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium last week, a program designed to mentor and encourage young researchers across a variety of disciplines.

Interventions for Hospice Care

July 26, 2019

A team from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health tested an intervention method to improve timeliness of hospice referrals, building on tools that practitioners can use to help patients get the care they need.

Accessible Therapy for New Mothers

July 26, 2019

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, director of the UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Program, is co-leading a new study to see if talk therapy over the phone may help pregnant and postpartum women improve their mental health.

The Rising Tide of Climate Change

July 25, 2019

Using a data set spanning 120 years, a team from the Institute of Marine Sciences found that the frequency of tropical cyclones and major flooding along the Carolina coast has increased due to climate change.

Tracking the Decline of Local Journalism

July 24, 2019

Over 2,000 newspapers have closed since 2004, and 171 counties have no paper at all. But who keeps track of these statistics? The School of Media and Journalism’s Penny Abernathy, who is on the front line of local papers’ decline.

FDA Approves New Cochlear Implant

July 23, 2019

The FDA has approved a cochlear implant system for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss. Clinical data from a study conducted by UNC’s School of Medicine was instrumental in the implant’s approval.

What Once Was Lost

July 22, 2019

Researchers from UNC and the University of Mississippi have uncovered new archaeological sites at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, the site of an important battle between French colonists and Native Americans.