Although international collaborations present significant research opportunities, challenges face U.S.-based institutions working across national borders. Enhancing international collaboration requires recognition of differences in culture, legitimate national security needs, and critical needs in education and training. To address these matters, in … Continued
Category: Vice Chancellor for Research
We now know that DNA differences in the gene have profound physiological differences across all mammals. One of UNC Research’s seven priorities is “Precision Health and Society,” which is focused on tailoring health care practice, delivery, and therapeutics to unique individual circumstances, using factors from genetics to social and environmental influences.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, emphasizes the importance of promoting and integrating the scholarly work of artists and scientists.
ARPA-H, a new model for NIH, would focus on time-limited projects with goals, benchmarks, and accountability to develop a flexible and nimble strategy for preventing, treating, and curing a range of diseases.
Few would argue the importance of preventing foreign espionage and intellectual theft on university campuses. However, universities are speaking out against overly burdensome regulations. There is no question that immigration of highly skilled scientists increases the economic, intellectual, moral, and public health of this country.
In 2014, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences published a report entitled, “Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.” The conclusion of the report was that the research enterprise of the United States … Continued
I am a member of the National Academies Forum on Regenerative Medicine, which was established in 2016. The forum convenes people from academia, industry, government, patient and provider organizations, regulators, foundations, and others to address the challenges facing the applications … Continued
The UNC Carolina Population Center (CPC) recently received notice of a $38.2 million award to continue to lead the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), now entering its sixth wave of data collection. This award from the … Continued
We have truly experienced a year like no other. The loss of normality has left us missing human contact with friends and family. The loss of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. The 1619 project outlined the … Continued
Thinking back to how I rang in 2020, I was occupied with the goals and duties of UNCʼs Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVCR) as well as the work in my research laboratory. I just finished my term as president … Continued