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  • Pandemic Mental Fatigue

    In this Q&A, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, chair of UNC Psychiatry, says we need to acknowledge this difficult time, be good to ourselves, and not be shy when it comes to asking for help.

  • Preschool During the Pandemic

    This video series from the FPG Child Development Institute’s Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center shares the successes of practitioners and families across the country in supporting preschoolers during COVID-19 through technology.

  • Adjusting to the New Normal

    COVID-19 cases are dropping, but the virus still remains deadlier than the flu. UNC psychiatrist Austin Hall spoke with WRAL about how people are adjusting to the new normal.

  • Vitamin D May Not Help COVID-19

    Vitamin D, an important nutrient in immune function, has been offered as a way to prevent or treat COVID-19. But Martin Kohlmeier of the Gilings School of Public Health points to limitations of new genetic studies, explaining that extra vitamin … Continued

  • COVID Prison Project

    Some states are seeing higher vaccination rates inside prisons than outside. In this New York Times article, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein of UNC School of Medicine shares that education is key to such success, especially in the context of prisons and cases … Continued

  • Handling Pandemic Mental Health Issues

    The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going to end all at once, and our emotions and mental health can’t immediately revert to how we felt in 2019. Two UNC mental health experts weigh in on three common challenges we’re all facing and … Continued

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Jessica Lin

Addressing Pandemic Problems

From infectious disease studies to social interventions, UNC researchers are engaged in an array of projects, making Carolina the most cited university in the U.S. for coronavirus research.

Suzanne Zaccardo holds an American flag and says the pledge of allegiance to her computer for her online class of first graders

Learning As We Go

While the controversy surrounding when and how schools should reopen has led to policy debates and changes in family dynamics, UNC epidemiologists and education researchers find hope in the lessons from this year.

Rachel Woodul

A Public Health Prognosis

Graduate student Rachel Woodul spent three years researching what might happen to hospital capacity when the next pandemic strikes. When it arrived, she compared what her model — and others’ — got wrong to improve how we react to public health crises in the future.