Confronting the Past, Improving the Future

May 16, 2019

UNC American studies professor Glenn Hinson speaks with the Warren Record about “Southern Legacies: The Descendants Project,” for which students located and interviewed the descendants of two men lynched in Warren County in 1921.

The Neurobiology of Noshing

May 16, 2019

UNC School of Medicine neuropharmacologist Tom Kash and his lab conducted experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat — a potential new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments.

CDC Awards HPDP $3.75 Million

May 13, 2019

UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention receives $3.75 million CDC grant to address the challenge of scaling up the Med-South Lifestyle Program, a Mediterranean dietary pattern for a Southeastern population.

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.