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Endeavors: Stories Powered by UNC Research

Endeavors is the online magazine of research and creative activity at UNC-Chapel Hill. Browse through our stories, and get a glimpse of the people who make Carolina one of the leading research institutions in the nation.


Carolina Research News

Carol Arnosti, Melinda Beck, Michael Crimmins, Barbara Fredrickson

AAAS selects 4 faculty as fellows

Four Carolina faculty members have been selected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.

Four doctors standing with their arms crossed.

New recommendations address crisis of physician stress

They come from the Study to Examine Physicians’ Pandemic Stress, a project led by the UNC School of Medicine’s Mara Buchbinder.

Mark Holmes stands in front of the Chatham Hospital.

Rooted: Mark Holmes

Mark Holmes is the director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He has been contributing to research at Carolina for 25 years.

A needle extracting liquid from a vial.

Bivalent boosters better than monovalent ones

The updated boosters were more effective at preventing hospitalization and death from omicron variants, a Gillings study showed.

screen shot of the Jane Austen website

Jane Austen’s Desk

Imagine getting to know Jane Austen better by entering a virtual room modeled after Chawton Cottage, where the beloved author did most of her writing. A new NEH grant will support UNC-Chapel Hill scholars’ creation of an immersive web environment designed to bring Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.

Robin Jenkins, PhD, and Renée Boothroyd, PhD,

Advancing juvenile justice system reforms

Through the Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative, FPG Child Development Institute’s Robin Jenkins and Renée Boothroyd are helping the Nebraska Administrative Offices of Courts and Probation create and implement recommendations stemming from a comprehensive statewide system review.

A detailed look into the amino acid bonds of opioid receptors bound to peptides.

Scientists take another step toward creating better pain medications

Led by graduate student Jeff DiBerto, the SOM lab of Bryan Roth teamed with scientists in China to publish detailed structures of the entire human opioid receptor family to guide the creation of more targeted pain medications.

A variety of graphs and charts

Asian American population boom bigger in NC, Southeast

A UNC Asian American Center collaborative study with Carolina Demography published in November 2022 will help researchers, scholars and communities answer those questions and many more as they plan for North Carolina’s future.

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Falling birth rate not due to less desire to have children

Carolina Population Center Director Karen Benjamin Guzzo co-led a study looking at the reasons why Americans are having fewer children.