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Health & Medicine

Are we prepared for the next superbug outbreak?

With federal health officials saying that this year’s flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting worse, we had some questions for researcher Ralph Baric. ... Read More

UNC scientists take a big step toward a better opioid

"Tens of thousands of people who take opioids die every year, and so we need safer and more effective drugs for treating pain and related conditions," said Bryan Roth. ... Read More

MEASURE Evaluation Project scores $232 million award, Carolina’s largest

One of the largest research awards made to the University just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only Carolina’s largest project in global health, but also the recipient of the largest single award the University has ever received, at $231.9 million. ... Read More

Project ENABLE to train next generation of health data experts

Gov. Roy Cooper praises the new Project ENABLE partnership, a three-year, $1.6 million grant from United Health Foundation that will create the Extensible Network-Accessible Biomedical and Health Informatics Lifelong Learning Environment. ... Read More

Nursing’s Meg Zomorodi to lead new Interprofessional Education office

Meg Zomorodi, clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing, will lead Carolina’s new Office for Interprofessional Education and Practice as assistant provost of Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions “learn from, with, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO 2010). Interprofessional education allows […] ... Read More

10 ways to work out at work

If you’ve resolved to exercise more in 2018, we’ve scoured some campus resources and chatted with Abbie Smith-Ryan, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, to share 10 ways to make your workout part of your workday—right here on campus. ... Read More

Career Aquatic

At the end of his 40-year career at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Glenn Safrit reflects on the most important lessons he has learned— and taught—in the ocean. ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on sexual harassment

Dear Carolina Community: Welcome back to campus. We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break. As we begin 2018, we will continue to address many priorities, and none is more important than protecting the safety of our campus community. The issue of sexual harassment is on the minds of everyone, as we have watched […] ... Read More

Hooper named interim director of FPG Child Development Institute

Stephen Hooper has been named interim director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, effective Jan. 1. Former director Sam Odom stepped down after 11 years of serving in that position. Odom will continue to serve as a senior research scientist. ... Read More

Convergent science gains momentum

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at Carolina. ... Read More