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Public service awards honor mentorship, advocacy programs led by Tar Heels

The Carolina Center for Public Service recognized several community-based programs led by Carolina faculty, staff and students at its 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9. ... Read More

Chemistry professor develops polymers that mimic chameleon skin

Chemistry professor Sergei Sheiko has produced a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes color when it changes shape—like chameleon skin. ... Read More

Mental health task force created to assess, meet growing demand

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp announced the creation of a mental health task force March 28 at the University Board of Trustees’ University Affairs Committee. I ... Read More

Carolina programs ranked among ‘Best Graduate Schools’

Several graduate programs at Carolina received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Graduate Schools.” Among the rankings, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program, following a second-place ranking last year. ... Read More

Sexual harassment can take many forms, and so can ways to stop it

March's Carolina Conversations session explored types of conduct that could be considered harassment and how to address it. ... Read More

Gillings School partners on a banner symposium exploring the 1918 flu pandemic

"Public health can be a great convener of people, crossing boundaries to forge conversations for the public good," said Barbara Rimer. ... Read More

Clean Tech Summit shows path to a green global economy

“North Carolina is poised to be a national hub of clean technology for the country and the world,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bob Blouin. ... Read More

Researchers engineer T-cells to target brain cancer cells and attack tumors

A team of researchers from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Gianpietro Dotti, a professor in the School of Medicine department of microbiology and immunology, has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells (T-cells) that can hunt and attack brain tumors. ... Read More

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