Meet Sylvia Becker-Dreps

May 13, 2019

UNC Program in Nicaragua Director Sylvia Becker-Dreps shares why she became a physician, what drew her to research childhood infectious diseases in Nicaragua, and how she unwinds when she’s not at work.

Developing STD Vaccines

May 13, 2019

UNC has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, along with three other cooperative research centers, to identify a vaccine for chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections.

Woman in Science: Nichola Lowe

May 8, 2019

UNC city & regional planner Nichola Lowe researches the processes and practices that contribute to more equitable forms of regional economic development and labor market adjustment.

Troubled Water

May 6, 2019

This semester, UNC senior Annie McDarris participated in a capstone class through the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program that examined well water contamination and environmental justice in N.C.’s northern piedmont.

UNC Awarded Grant to Improve Childbirth Safety

May 2, 2019

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a team of UNC researchers $14 million to develop affordable ultrasound devices and study childbirth in developing nations.

New Frontiers in Orthopedic Surgery

May 2, 2019

Knee injuries are tough, especially if that injury requires surgery. New research from biomedical engineers at UNC and NC State could help people avoid knee replacements by “bioprinting” tissues using the patient’s own cells.

Woman in Science: Karen Sheffield

May 1, 2019

UNC School of Nursing doctoral candidate Karen Sheffield studies the long-term health effects of psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression on women’s health and birth outcomes.

A Summer of Discovery

April 29, 2019

When junior biology major Carly Onnink said that she wanted to experience true field research, she wasn’t kidding around. Her task? Spend two months identifying the origin of the ice in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield.

Remembering a Mill Town’s Roots

April 29, 2019

For over 200 years, generations of African Americans earned their livelihoods from Rocky Mount Mills. As it reopens as a mixed-use development, the UNC Community Histories Workshop is keeping the community’s memories alive with its digital archive.

Women in Science: Allison Duprey

April 24, 2019

UNC sophomore Allison Duprey uses drones to study how baleen whales spend and conserve energy while deep diving for krill.