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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

UNC System veteran chosen as interim UNC Police chief

Thomas C. Younce will join Carolina as interim chief of UNC Police, effective July 1. A veteran with nearly 44 years of law enforcement experience, including 15 on university campuses, Younce succeeds Chief Jeff McCracken, who is retiring after 30 years of service at Carolina. “Throughout his career, Chief Younce has worked tirelessly to protect […] ... 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

Scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus

Researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus, a major step forward in the development of an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach […] ... Read More

Creativity Hubs Awards accelerate solutions to societal challenges

What if data on the devastating impacts of extreme storms and floods could inform and predict future problems for people who live along a coast? What if scientists could develop a therapeutic capable of suppressing a wide variety of viral infections, saving lives and billions of dollars in direct medical and economic costs? What if […] ... Read More

Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

Focus on: Bo Li

In Carolina’s chemistry department, Assistant Professor Bo Li studies the chemistry and biology of natural products to address major challenges in infectious disease and discover new antibiotics. Her lab’s novel approaches find ways to develop natural products that combat antibiotic resistance. Li explains that antibiotic overuse has mostly caused the worldwide problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance. […] ... Read More

Mayer-Davis receives American Diabetes Association’s Kelly West Award

The American Diabetes Association presented the 2019 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology to Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, chair of the nutrition department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis was recognized with the honor and delivered the Kelly West Award Lecture […] ... Read More

7 faculty members receive distinguished professorships

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is pleased to announce that seven faculty members have been selected in 2019 to receive distinguished professorships: W.R. Kenan Jr. Professors: Ralph S. Baric, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Baric is truly an exceptional scientist with well-established national and international recognition for […] ... Read More

New awards from The Duke Endowment to Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will support breastfeeding across the Carolinas

ENRICH Carolinas, a project that supports hospitals in improving maternity care practices for mothers and babies, will be expanded across North and South Carolina thanks to awards from The Duke Endowment totaling $5 million. Catherine Sullivan is ENRICH Carolinas' principal investigator. ... Read More

Carolina to co-lead $9.5 million effort to detect autism earlier

Dr. Joseph Piven, a professor in the psychiatry department in the School of Medicine, will co-lead a study to identify differences in the brain in infancy that accurately predict which children are most likely to later develop autism. ... Read More