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Focus Carolina: Elizabeth Frankenberg

December 14, 2020

Using what she learned studying the effects of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, UNC Carolina Population Center Director Elizabeth Frankenberg is working to understand how communities in eastern North Carolina are affected by and respond to flooding events.

UNC Joins Consortium to Tackle Coral Bleaching Crisis

December 14, 2020

An international consortium of scientists, including UNC’s Karl Castillo, has created the first-ever common framework for comparing research findings on coral bleaching — a major crisis that impacts coastline protection, tourism, and the habitat of 25 percent of the world’s marine species — to help tackle the urgent issue.

Blalock Develops COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Website

December 14, 2020

To improve transparency surrounding COVID-19 vaccine development, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Professor Emeritus Susan Blalock has developed a website that provides accurate and up-to-date information about ongoing, late-stage clinical trials.

What We Do and Don’t Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

December 10, 2020

With a continued surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world, clinical trials are showing some vaccines are 95 percent effective. UNC Health infectious disease expert Cindy Gay, who leads the Moderna clinical trial at Carolina, shares what scientists do and don’t know about these vaccines.

Changing the trajectory of HIV

December 3, 2020

Determining the extent of damage and health complications caused by HIV prior to treatment is key in Carolina immunologists’ work to optimize therapies and ultimately find a cure to the virus.

The Broader Contexts of Food

December 3, 2020

For Kelly Alexander, an American studies professor, food is more than just something to eat — it’s a powerful lens to consider personal and global politics and ethical dilemmas.

Support for Local Businesses During the Pandemic

December 2, 2020

A team of experts from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has created a new initiative and research study to provide free technical assistance and recommendations to help reduce local business’ exposure to COVID-19.

RUNC: Daphne Klotsa

December 2, 2020

UNC applied physicist Daphne Klotsa studies swarms — systems that exhibit emergent collective and cooperative behavior such as flocks of birds, schools of fish, and crowds of people — to engineer similar systems composed of moving parts, from self-propelled nanoparticles … Continued

The Science Behind COVID-19 Safety Measures

December 1, 2020

A UNC Health professor shares insights gained from scientists’ nine months of non-stop research on COVID-19. Learn more about how the virus is transmitted and the science behind why wearing masks and social distancing can help prevent its spread.

Celebrating 20 years of Plant Conservation

December 1, 2020

For 20 years the North Carolina Botanical Garden has been a member of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, an underground seed bank that protects 2.4 billion seeds from all across the planet. Read more about their programs and success in … Continued