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Heavy Metals and Bacteria: Threat to Public Health

June 24, 2022

Maya Hoon is researching the relationship between antimicrobial resistance, heavy metals, and surface waters in North Carolina. “As the second-ranked hog producing state in the country, North Carolina serves as an interesting setting to examine the associations between copper, zinc, and … Continued

RUNC: Samuel Akau

June 23, 2022

Samuel Akau is a PhD student in the Department of Public Policy within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies technical vocational education and training programs in developing countries — like South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana — … Continued

Reevaluating Benefits of Invasive Species

June 23, 2022

Mollie Yacano is researching the unexplored benefits of the invasive grass Phragmites australis in reducing nutrient pollution and habitat erosion. The plants, which can grow over 10 feet, are resilient and can have detrimental effects on the natural ecosystem.

New Vaccine Could Increase Accessibility

June 22, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researcher Cindy Gay led the Phase 3 testing of a new protein-based COVID-19 vaccine. The Novavax vaccine, proved to be 90.4% successful in preventing symptomatic cases, may be able to reach previously unvaccinated populations, such as … Continued

Research Fueled by Fire

June 21, 2022

Wildfires in her home state Washington have led medical student Emily Grant to examine what the field knows about wildfire smoke exposure. Having to remain inside for a week each year and her interest in climate change informs her epidemiology research. … Continued