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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

Making scientists

Thanks to an industry partnership with East- man and the Eastman Foundation, the BeAM makerspace program provides 3-D printer filament to students, faculty and staff free of charge— encouraging a culture of creativity at Carolina. ... Read More

Research office announces 7 Creativity Hubs semi-finalists

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has chosen seven research teams to develop comprehensive proposals as part of the first round of the Creativity Hubs initiative, launched in October in support of the University’s Blueprint for Next strategic framework. Creativity Hubs are evolving virtual research networks that concentrate talent and resources on bold […] ... Read More

Measuring success

FPG researchers led by Peg Burchinal helped the local Family Success Alliance evaluate its impact on children’s lives. Could a four-week pre-K program really make that much of a difference? The answer is yes, Burchinal said, and she has the data to prove it. ... 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

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

Three researchers named AAAS Fellows

Blossom Damania, Marcey Waters and Mark Zylka have been named fellows by the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. ... Read More