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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

Carolina People: Paul Hoecke

When Paul Hoecke thinks about the contributions the UNC Print Shop and Copy Shop makes to Carolina, he thinks about the 8,500 orders the shop handled last year. When he thinks about how all those ordered were completed, he thinks about teamwork. "There’s really no “I” here," he said. ... 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

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 Dr. Ralph Baric is truly an exceptional scientist with well-established national and international […] ... Read More

UNC School of Law receives largest single cash gift in school’s history

The UNC School of Law has received the largest single cash gift in the school’s history from North Carolina business icon Jerry Wordsworth. The unrestricted gift supports the school’s mission to prepare outstanding lawyer-leaders. Like all gifts to Carolina Law, it is an investment in the future of North Carolina and the nation. Wordsworth is […] ... Read More

Employee Forum elects officers, honors employees for contributions

The Employee Forum elected officers and celebrated University employees across campus for their various contributions at its June 12 meeting. Chair Shayna Hill, business officer in the department of dental ecology in the Adams School of Dentistry, and secretary Tiffany Carver, administrative assistant in the School of Social Work were both re-elected to their positions. […] ... 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

Focus Carolina: Kurt Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl is a professor and chair of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also co-leads the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is reducing tobacco use by youth and adults with a particular focus on regulating the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the internet. ... Read More