High Financial Risks for Rural Hospitals

September 25, 2019

NC Health News reported on recent research from the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, which found that 13 rural hospitals in the state are in at least “mid-high” financial risk.

RUNC: Donald Fejfar

September 25, 2019

UNC junior Don Fejfar studies how disease relates to food and water quality, security, and accessibility on Isabela Island in Galápagos, Ecuador.

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

September 23, 2019

Gary Cuddeback, who researches criminal justice, was quoted by Minnesota Public Radio on the success of new community teams aiming to keep people with serious mental illnesses out of hospitals and correctional facilities.

How Dialect Impacts Test Scores

September 23, 2019

J. Michael Terry of UNC Linguistics discusses his research on language semantics, and how standardized test scores are connected to the dialects of English spoken in student’s homes.

The Link between Vaping and Lung Cancer

September 20, 2019

The TBJ cited UNC research that found a link between the popular practice of vaping and lung disease, and what this means for the vaping industry.

Soap or Sanitizer to Fight the Flu

September 20, 2019

Allison Aiello, a professor of epidemiology, spoke with Consumer Reports about why washing your hands with soap is a crucial practice, as well as other sources of germs people should be aware of during flu season.

Improving Patient Priorities Care

September 20, 2019

The UNC Sheps Center’s Crystal Wiley Cené receives an R01 award to conduct a five-year study to implement and evaluate a patient priorities care intervention in eight primary care practices in North Carolina.

The Next Generation of the Internet

September 19, 2019

UNC researchers will lead $20 million project to explore “novel internet architectures,” and build a faster, more secure internet, WRAL reports.

Storms with Heavy Rainfall are the New Normal

September 19, 2019

UNC Institute of Marine Science’s Hans Paerl spoke with WRAL about the link between climate change and the increase in events of high rainfall and extensive flooding.

New Codes for New Modes

September 19, 2019

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center is working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to improve the surveillance of injuries related to micromobility devices like electric scooters.