In order to operate at our highest level, PlayMakers relies heavily on advanced technology both on and off stage each season, ranging from state-of-the-art video projectors to current FCC compliant communications systems to our industry-leading customer relations database, Tessitura. These tools require annual maintenance and training and often incur unexpected expenses for repair and upgrades. Funding for these and other on-going projects keeps us at the forefront of the latest industry trends and provides our students with real life experience with top tools in our industry.
Looking at the riskiest factors of COVID-19 transmission
Using next generation sequencing to better understand COVID-19
A new fund will provide immediate support to Carolina’s COVID-19 research teams.
UNC and NASA collaborate to study COVID-19
“Until we come up with a vaccine … policies will determine what happens.”
Speeding the development of emergency ventilators.
Showcasing the ability to change
Creating pediatric masks for UNC Health
The research of Carolina’s top coronavirus efforts is now easily accessible online.
“Game-Changer” treatment for patients with COVID-19
Partnering with state and local agencies to assess COVID-19 prevalence
Tips from Clinical Psychology Professor Jon Abramowitz
A glimpse of how UNC’s essential workers are shifting their focus for COVID-19
A study led by Jessica Lin, an infectious disease researcher at UNC, is addressing the COVID-19 infection rate of household members.
“We have probably the best group of autism researchers in the nation right here at UNC."
Ralph Baric and his team are testing hundreds of existing compounds against COVID-19 for researchers and labs across the world, in search of the most effective therapeutics.
UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Rachel Noble is studying the transmissibility of COVID-19 through water and the environment.
Can social media help track the spread of disease?
New access to virtual dental services
Physician assistant studies student using 3D printing to enhance PPE during COVID-19
Will Vizuete captures aerosols from around the world and brings them back for testing in his lab.
Finding a personal and professional balance
Strengthening neuroscience research
“READDI has the potential to make sure we are never caught off-guard again.”
Working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
Finding a way to move forward
Carolina is the highest-ranked U.S. university in the world for coronavirus research.
A drug with potential to treat COVID-19 symptoms is moving to human clinical trials.
Food Lion donates to UNC Health for COVID-19 research.
“Urgent need for experienced health care professionals across our state.”
Lessons learned in cramped quarters
Equipment and expertise come from across campus to help UNC Health fight COVID-19
Rethinking plastics, with a focus on sustainability
Tips and advice for schooling at home
COVID-19 impact on food systems
“We wanted to lessen that burden.”
Adapting toys for children with disabilities
Eliminating the burdens of dental emergencies on ERs
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media students, faculty and staff are innovating to connect our community online and continue education remotely.
Leaders across the state are looking to Carolina for answers.
Supporting others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preventing the spread of Covid-19
"I wanted to be that kind of support for teachers."
On Monday, March 16, Dr. Melissa Miller and her team began testing patients for COVID-19 at UNC Medical Center.
Potential relief to the coronavirus pandemic.
Encouraging innovation and team science
Carolina Next represents the areas and opportunities that will make the biggest differences for our campus community and the people of North Carolina.
Teaming up to support startups in Kenya
Gift from Don and Billie Stallings will advance traumatic brain injury research at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Funding to move students’ concepts to reality.
Building relationships and instilling confidence
The Duke Energy Foundation funds Carolina programs that prepare future leaders for the energy workforce.
When it comes to convergent science, Caleb King is the man to lead the way.
"It's an exciting approach; we hit the tumor hard with little toxicity, leaving room for other therapy."
"I think at the end of the day, we learn the most from those we have the least in common with."
At UNC-Chapel Hill, a team of researchers, including Rich Superfine, see a path toward eliminating lung disease.
“From chemistry to physics to engineering, if we all team up, we have the expertise to tackle this.”
Bringing together world-class autism researchers to improve the lives of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
“How you choose to give back enriches your whole life.”
Innovate Carolina moves more ideas into the world faster to solve the world’s problems and strengthen the economy.
Mapping how Carolina makes an impact through research, scholarship and innovation to serve North Carolinians, from the mountains to the coast.
“This project has the potential to impact 178,000 births every year in the Carolinas.”
Born out of tragedy, one of Carolina’s premier exercise science research centers has grown into a national leader for concussion research.
There are a thousand ways service members can receive mild traumatic brain injuries during training and active duty. Ten years ago, basic concussion testing protocols didn’t account for the intense activities required of this population. UNC researcher Karen McCulloch has worked to change that
“My heart is always at UNC.”
As a nationally recognized cancer researcher and current director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center, Shelton “Shelley” Earp is as comfortable in the lab as he is cheering for the Tar Heels in the Dean Dome.
“This program literally saved [my daughter’s] life.”
UNC Lineberger designs, develops and delivers CAR-T therapy to to attack cancers.
“In this position I feel like I’ve been given a purpose, and I wouldn’t have had this opportunity before. To be a part of cancer therapies, even my own, is a very special thing.”
The STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center engages young children with disabilities in STEM activities.
We are committed to understanding the complex biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that affect child and adolescent development, and to accelerating the discovery and implementation of programs that strengthen children, families, and communities. Additional resources for outreach and dissemination will help us to promote early adoption of promising strategies and maximize their impact for the children and families who need it the most.
"I am fueled by a passion to bring people together through inclusivity."
UNC School of Nursing is taking charge to address nursing shortages in the U.S.
“We tackle big world problems with smart people right here in North Carolina.”
“I train students who aren’t afraid to be different and strive to leave their own mark on society.”
Carolina researchers are working to reduce nationwide opioid overdose.
Carolina students are changing the world.
“We have much to do to help them, and I believe we can do it.”
“We are not a typical pharmacy school.”
“Embracing a collaborative culture is critical...”
Defending black students’ education rights was Julius Chamber’s first landmark case, but certainly not his last.
The world is facing an unprecedented water crisis. Only half of households can access water at home.
“No other business school has undertaken what we are doing.”
The man behind Pepsi was born in the Carolinas.
“I’m so thankful to the Carolina Community.”
Good science is a team sport.
“The support for the initiative is overwhelming. The school board, school system, teachers, and the parents are all engaged and committed.”
The Yucatán peninsula is like an enormous sponge...
"I think it can just help sometimes for them to see how successful their kid can be can be if they get the right intervention, the right therapies if they’re really advocating for their child."
Carolina researchers are using new technology to help people recover from injuries.
"I realized I could spend my whole life working on a couple of these problems, but none of them could be addressed in full without a functioning government."
“I didn’t want to wait 10 years to practice so I decided to pursue the business side of medicine.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the UNC School of Medicine’s new Primary Care Rural Advancement Program will increase patient-centered primary care in Rockingham County
The Champ and ET Mitchell Fund for Blood Cancer Research will accelerate research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Amy Gladfelter is driven by curiosity to study the smallest units of life.
"Each individual story means something."
“I wanted to go after the really bad beast...”
A normal shooting drill for the Tar Heels became a catalyst for Hurricane Florence relief.
“We are ambassadors for the school, community and state.”