Research and Development

UNC is one of the leading public research universities in the nation, according to the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities. The University’s research funding for the fiscal year of 2014 totaled more than $790 million. There are 80 research centers and institutes at UNC. Some of them are currently undergoing scrutiny by the UNC-system Board of Governors in order to cut the budget.

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Photo is courtesy of Johna Register-Mihalik. The children are Jenna, 6, and John, 1.

UNC faculty's positive parental leave experiences exceed national standard

Johna Register-Mihalik, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, had a positive experience with UNC’s parental leave policies when she took leave for a semester after her son was born last year and a few years before that with her daughter. However, she said some faculty members in other departments have a more difficult time taking time off and coming back to work. 


Emergency and Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital in Durham July, 24, 2008. (Ildar Sagdejev/ CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Duke study finds women less likely to enter radiology careers

Even with more women in STEM, one department is missing out.  Sarah Cater, a resident in Duke University's radiology program, authored a study on the global gender disparity within the radiology field. Her findings showed women make up just 27.2 percent in the United States as seen by membership in the Radiological Society of North America. Duke's radiology department is making strides to improve this gender disparity.