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To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

‘A wonderful opportunity’

Already a department chair and distinguished researcher, Leslie Parise is ready to serve the institution she loves as new chair of the faculty. In an interview, Parise talked about why she chose to run for chair, what she envisions her role to be and, yes, how she will find the time. ... Read More

Beyond city limits

Why do some neighborhoods lack access to municipal services? And how does this affect families? UNC public health researchers found answers testing well water in Wake County. ... Read More

Excavations yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue

Latest season of Huqoq excavations led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness brings to light the richest, most diverse collection of mosaics ever discovered in an ancient synagogue. ... Read More

Unlocking the door on the power of popularity

Psychologist Mitch Prinstein has been interested in the subject of popularity for decades. His latest book examines why popularity plays such a key role in our social development, our eventual happiness and even our longevity. ... Read More

Folt takes a deep dive into Galapagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research Carolina faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are conducting. "For a biologist, it doesn't get much better," she said. ... Read More

Seafood forensics

The idea behind John Bruno's Seafood Forensics course is to bring real-world research into the classroom and build scientists through sushi. Students explore whether the seafood they buy is actually what the label says it is and develop an enthusiasm for science in the process. ... Read More

Elizabeth Frankenberg to lead Carolina Population Center

Elizabeth Frankenberg became director of the Carolina Population Center (CPC) on July 1. ... Read More

Trump appoints UNC Lineberger’s Sharpless as National Cancer Institute director

Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, the director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, has been named the director of the National Cancer Institute. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More