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Innovation

Building babies’ brains with books

A program designed by a pediatrician and fellow in the Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement helps parents bond with preemies by reading to them. ... Read More

Early successes help build support for Operational Excellence initiative

Faculty and staff are already seeing the positive impact of Operational Excellence, the provost’s initiative to reimagine the University’s business practices, one year after the campus-wide effort began. ... Read More

Achieving the biggest goals starts with getting the simplest things right

“To do those big, bold strategic things, we have to learn how to handle the simplest and most basic things extremely well,” said Dean Scott De Rossi of the Adams School of Dentistry. “And that is what Operational Excellence is all about." ... Read More

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand — that’s where Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she helped Reese News Lab launch an innovative audience-driven news product serving the rural county […] ... Read More

Could drone deliveries of defibrillators save lives?

After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster. ... Read More

Professor Angela Kashuba selected as new pharmacy dean

Angela Kashuba, a world-renowned researcher, skilled administrator and dedicated University faculty member, has been selected as the next dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. ... Read More

Carolina’s success reveals keys to increasing STEM diversity

Research shows that Latinx and black students are more likely than their white peers to leave STEM majors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is determined to change that. The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program, launched in 2013, recruits high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds and sets them up for success by providing an inclusive space for […] ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Leveling the playing field

Insights and strategies gleaned from business seminars created for the U.S. Navy have contributed nearly $2 billion in savings since their inception in 2011. ... Read More

Deerfield Management commits up to $64M for new drug research company

Carolina and Deerfield Management have entered into a partnership to create Pinnacle Hill LLC., a company seeking to discover new medicines to address today’s significant unmet medical needs. Deerfield has committed $65 million of targeted funding. ... Read More