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How Gene Differences Impact Reaction to Disease

September 13, 2021

With a $9.25 million grant for a 5-year study, UNC Genetics Professor Hyejung Won will research how gene variation affects people’s response to common diseases combined with their sex and environment.

How To Cope With Pandemic Uncertainty

September 9, 2021

Jonathan Abramowitz, the director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic, discussed how uncertainty affects psychology and how people should address the decisions and changes related to the COVID-19.

Why Black Teachers Have Low Performance Ratings

September 9, 2021

By controlling for socio-economic status, prior-year test scores, and prior-year behavior misconduct, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education Professor Lauren Sartain’s research explained why Chicago Public Schools give Black teachers lower performance ratings. They’re more likely to work in higher-poverty schools.

Four UNC faculty members honored with prestigious Hettleman awards

September 9, 2021

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. The late Phillip Hettleman, a member of the Carolina class … Continued

Technology improving treatment accessibility

September 8, 2021

Katerina Pattee, a UNC Gillings School of Public Health 2021 graduate, explored how low-income countries can implement inexpensive digital systems to track cancer patients’ treatment and address any delays, observing a dashboard for gynecological cancer patients in Zambia.

Making Impact With A Coffee Farm

September 8, 2021

Discourage invasive plants, cultivate a native species and help human neighbors. A project funded by UNC Center for Galapagos Studies is doing all three, practicing sustainable farming on the island.

How Does COVID Spread Through Households?

September 7, 2021

Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health tested the spread of COVID in households. They found that the majority of secondary cases occurred within the first week of the initial positive COVID test … Continued

UNC Selected as Innovation Corps Site

September 3, 2021

The National Science foundation has selected UNC-Chapel Hill to join a national effort to rapidly advance entrepreneurial innovations that benefit society by designating it as an Innovations Corps site.  

NC Population Growth

September 3, 2021

Carolina Demography used census data to examine the population changes across North Carolina in the last 10 years. They found that the state’s population growth is entirely attributed to an increase in adults and child population growth declined.

Refugees in LGBT+ Spaces Oversimplified

September 2, 2021

UNC Department of Geography PhD student Suad Jabr examined how western media coverage equivocates the freedom of Middle Eastern refugees in the LGBT+ community in western countries with “true self,” simplifying defining experiences and obscuring western culture’s oppression.