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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.

Bolstering Science and Security at UNC

March 16, 2021

The regulatory landscape for research has taken a dramatic shift in the last two years, with a stronger emphasis on protecting the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise. In response, Brian Collier has been appointed the first-ever director of science and security at UNC.

Addressing Health Care Workers’ Mental Health

March 12, 2021

UNC Department of Psychiatry Chair Samantha Meltzer-Brody shares mental health resources to help health workers cope with the challenges COVID-19 has brought in the last year.

E-Cigarettes Can Alter A Body’s Response to Viruses

November 20, 2020

Findings from a study by UNC researchers suggest that e-cigarette users have significantly altered immune responses making them more susceptible to influenza and respiratory viruses like COVID-19 than non-smokers.

Microbes and Environmental Shifts In The Galápagos

November 20, 2020

In the Galápagos, the interplay between phytoplankton and bacteria influences ocean food webs and energy flow. But how do environmental shifts impact these microbes and the food webs they support?

Using Photography to Gauge Community Response to Climate Change

October 6, 2020

UNC PhD student Diamond Holloman leads an interdisciplinary research project, “Voices of Resilience and Recovery in Robeson County,” using PhotoVoice to examine the impact of natural disasters and climate change through environmental humanities.

Why Are Storms Causing More Severe Flooding Than Before?

September 25, 2020

Researchers with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences are collecting data to determine why the three most recent tropical cyclone-driven storms since 1999 have led to more severe flooding than in the past.

UNC Researchers Create Mask Effectiveness Hierarchy

August 27, 2020

Research published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, show that reused, sterilized N95 masks and very out-of-date N95 masks retain their effectiveness at protecting health care workers from COVID-19 infection.

Released: Updates to the Subgreement Initiation Portal

August 11, 2020

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) has released updates to the Subagreement Initiation Portal (SIP). A summary of these changes is included below. Key Changes to Expect with this SIP Update Effective Wednesday, August 12 New Instructions tab incorporated into … Continued