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A Joint Effort

Carolina and Duke awarded grant to establish joint Alzheimer’s disease research center.

Jeremy Wang, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, in front of lab equipment

The power of partnership

A collaboration among UNC-Chapel Hill clinicians and researchers is leading the way in how we think about tracking viral variants.

Kevin Guskiewicz with students

Our Global University

In the midst of the pandemic, Carolina forged global connections and found new ways for students and faculty to collaborate with counterparts from around the world.

Patients walk into the University of Zambia School of Medicine Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

A new device for saving lives

UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Zambia researchers are tackling global maternal and child health issues while providing quality services to women and children in Zambia.

MAHEC staff member assists a client who is balancing on a birthing ball

Address Regional Needs with Innovative Programs

UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC brings together the nation’s leading faculty and researchers in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, public health and dentistry to develop interdisciplinary approaches and innovative programs that address regional needs to improve health equity, healthy aging, alternative workforce models and access to care.

UNC MPH students squatting in the field of a community garden

Engage Community Partners to Improve Health

MAHEC has nurtured relationships with on-the-ground organizations in all 16-plus counties of Western North Carolina. With that existing infrastructure, plus Carolina’s world-class research and teaching expertise, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC is well-suited to engage trusted community-based organizations and leverage statewide and national expertise to implement needed change.

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The Carolina Way

Carolina alumnus uses UNC Kenan-Flagler teachings and network to help hurting communities.

What is ‘safe’ sanitation?

Early results from a UNC Water Institute study are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.

Blooming red bud branches loom in the foreground of South Building on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

Sustainable Carolina

Within the framework of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, a new comprehensive initiative is moving Carolina's sustainability efforts forward.

Where the Water Will Rise

UNC researchers are shedding light on past hurricanes while providing the tools to predict which areas will be most vulnerable to flooding in the future.

Flooded New Bern, NC

Resilience, not Reaction

“It is more effective to fund resilience strategies than it is to rebuild after damage occurs," said Piehler, who is leading a $2 million research study.

UNC Health Mobile Health Clinic

See how the UNC Mobile Health Clinic is increasing access to COVID-19 testing in underserved areas — and at no cost to patients.

Testing a Vaccine

The medical director of the HIV Cure Center is leading a clinical research team to conduct a large phase 3 trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

A One-Stop Shop

“Carolina is literally a lab-bench-to-bedside one-stop shop.”

Diamond Holloman, a PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill, listens to Malinda Maynor Lowery, co-director of Southern futures at a meeting in a community center in Robeson County.

The Human Side of Research

An interdisciplinary team of humanities students and faculty are documenting climate change in Robeson County.

The art of giving

Donation of three paintings worth $12.1 million will transform the Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection of post-war and contemporary art.

Preparing for environmental threats

A new center at Carolina’s Institute for the Environment is helping communities better prepare and plan for hurricanes and future risks posed by climate change.