- Faculty Support
Improve the Quality of Life for Vulnerable ChildrenWe 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.
Innovate through Strategic InitiativesWe promote innovative, interdisciplinary research at UNC and partner with a range of public and private stakeholders to translate new discoveries into transformative interventions that meet the needs of diverse communities. Strategic investments in seed grants, pilot programs, and implementation evaluations will enable innovation that will benefit thousands of children and families across the state and the nation.
Transform Our SpaceAs we evolve as an institute, our space must shift and grow. We aspire to be a hub for innovative ideas and interdisciplinary partnerships that spark groundbreaking science. Our success relies on fostering a collaborative learning environment equipped with emerging technologies. New biobehavioral laboratories, innovative collaborative workspace, and better training facilities will strengthen our work and advance our mission.
A $6.2 million grant from the Gates foundation ensures middle school math programs prepare students for success.