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Nurses Will Lead Health Care Teams Out of Pandemic

April 6, 2021

Nurses are leading the nation out of the pandemic with their communication skills and critical insight as members of both health care teams and the larger community. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Laura Hoemeke discusses the need for greater valuation of nursing in this Think Global Health article.

Research from Above

April 5, 2021

UNC recently launched Carolina’s Drone Lab to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research teams in need of innovative drone and sensing technologies to assist with a variety of projects — from characterizing floodplains, to mapping invasive species, to forest management.

Inequities in the Triangle’s Housing Market

April 1, 2021

UNC city and regional planning professor Roberto Quercia shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the inequities in the Triangle’s housing market, noting job loss and overall negative impacts on the region’s economy, increased housing instability, and negative impacts on child development.

Off-Label Drug Misinformation in COVID-19

April 1, 2021

UNC epidemiologist Nabarun Dasgupta has been researching the safety consequences of off-label drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how empathetic communication strategies can counter misinformation about drugs like hydroxychloroquine.

Global Trade Impact of the Suez Canal Block

April 1, 2021

Why was a single ship blocking the Suez Canal so impactful on trade? UNC Kenan Flagler Business School’s Jayashankar Swaminathan explains how last weekend’s incident with the cargo ship Ever Given will affect the future of the global supply chain.

RUNC: Sing Wai Wong

March 31, 2021

Sing Wai Wong is a third-year periodontology resident in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He studies how autophagy — the process by which the body cleans out damaged cells to regenerate new, healthy cells — affects bone loss in … Continued

Studying How We Act — with Humor

March 31, 2021

Ovul Sezer approaches the pandemic with practicality — and a light heart. As a UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School researcher, she focuses on changing people’s behavior, a huge topic during this public health crisis. As a standup comedian, she’s learned how to discuss such topics in a lighthearted way.

Can You Spread COVID-19 if You’re Vaccinated?

March 30, 2021

New COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to keep people from getting sick. But no one knows yet whether they will keep vaccinated people from spreading the coronavirus to others. In a new clinical trial, Carolina experts will test whether vaccinated people can spread coronavirus to others.

COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

March 30, 2021

As seasonal allergy season starts to pick up, doctors warn that some people may confuse overlapping symptoms with COVID-19. UNC School of Medicine researcher Onyi Iweala, an expert in rheumatology, allergy, and immunology, shares tips to help distinguish between the two.

Improving Birth Outcomes for Black Mothers

March 30, 2021

Black women have a maternal mortality rate 2.8 times that of whites, but experts say doulas may help alleviate some of those risks. A new UNC program will help train 20 black doulas to improve birth outcomes for black mothers.