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Nurses Will Lead Health Care Teams Out of Pandemic

Nurses are leading the nation out of the pandemic with their communication skills and critical insight as members of both health care teams and the larger community. UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Laura Hoemeke discusses the need for greater valuation of nursing in this Think Global Health article.

Inequities in the Triangle’s Housing Market

UNC city and regional planning professor Roberto Quercia shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the inequities in the Triangle’s housing market, noting job loss and overall negative impacts on the region’s economy, increased housing instability, and negative impacts on child development.

Off-Label Drug Misinformation in COVID-19

UNC epidemiologist Nabarun Dasgupta has been researching the safety consequences of off-label drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how empathetic communication strategies can counter misinformation about drugs like hydroxychloroquine.

Can You Spread COVID-19 if You’re Vaccinated?

New COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to keep people from getting sick. But no one knows yet whether they will keep vaccinated people from spreading the coronavirus to others. In a new clinical trial, Carolina experts will test whether vaccinated people can spread coronavirus to others.

COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

As seasonal allergy season starts to pick up, doctors warn that some people may confuse overlapping symptoms with COVID-19. UNC School of Medicine researcher Onyi Iweala, an expert in rheumatology, allergy, and immunology, shares tips to help distinguish between the two.

Long Term Effects of COVID

John Barrata explains some of the long-term effects of COVID on patients and efforts to create the UNC COVID Recovery clinic for long-hauler patients in this segment of WRAL.

Caring For Plants and Ourselves

Tending to indoor or outdoor plants feeds our human need to give and offers numerous benefits, all of which can offset some of the stress, anxiety and isolation of the pandemic, according to a therapeutic horticulturalist and a UNC psychiatrist.

Shifting from HIV to COVID-19 Research

“Not only are we addressing the ‘now’ in the world of infectious diseases, but what happens here is collaborative, multidisciplinary research at its finest.” Learn how a multidisciplinary research partnership built to fight HIV, Ebola and other infectious diseases turned its people, expertise and experience to fight COVID-19.

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.

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Creating Conditions for Discovery

How has UNC’s expertise in infectious diseases, public health, virology, and other fields improved conditions caused by the pandemic? Learn the answer to that question and more in this interview with Vice Chancellor for Research Terry Magnuson and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Joyce Tan.