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New Universal Vaccine Effectively Targets Coronaviruses

Researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19, its variants — and the next coronavirus pandemic. University Communications, Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 Scientists at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a vaccine that could be effective against COVID-19, its variants […]

Rap Music Increasingly Mixes in Mental Health Metaphors

University Communications, Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 A Carolina study found that through their lyrics, rap artists may reduce the stigma around mental health struggles. The most popular rap songs in the United States are increasingly referencing depression and suicide and mixing in metaphors about mental health struggles, according to a Carolina study published in JAMA Pediatrics. “These artists […]

UNC Researchers Collaborate  to Deliver Solutions and Bring Hope

{ "channelId" : 18308, "language": "en-US", "commId" : 438009, "displayMode" : "standalone", "height" : "auto" } Meet the Panelists Lori Carter-Edwards  '95 (PhD), Associate Professor of Public Health Leadership, Adjunct Faculty in Epidemiology and Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health  Right now, we have to immediately respond to a community’s needs. As researchers […]

Focus Carolina: Mike Piehler

Jane Calloway, The Well, Monday, November 9th, 2020 As chief sustainability officer, Piehler harnesses faculty expertise to link sustainability practices across research, teaching and public service for North Carolina and to champion student ideas for change. An environmental scientist and noted researcher, Mike Piehler is Carolina’s chief sustainability officer. Piehler oversees the University’s sustainability enterprise, which […]

Managing Uncertainty: Tips for Helping Parents in Uncertain Times

The UNC School of Education, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 UNC School of Education researchers share ways to manage uncertainty. With the increasing probability that K-12 online learning will continue for many families through this fall, many parents are likely feeling uncertain about whether and how they can handle it again after tough experiences in the spring. […]

Carolina Researchers Launch Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Treatments

UNC Health, Friday, September 4th, 2020 UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases researchers have begun phase 2 and phase 3 evaluations of promising treatments for COVID-19. The UNC School of Medicine joins more than 25 initial sites participating in the clinical trials through ACTIV-2, a public-private partnership sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute of […]

PPE in a Time of Pandemic: Research, expertise and existential

Science, when done properly, moves slowly. Pandemics move much faster. What balance ought researchers strike between the demands of accuracy and urgency in the race to develop a vaccine and new treatments for COVID-19? How should experts respond to worries about the spread of information—and misinformation—during a pandemic? What lessons should we draw from our […]