Topics: 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.

UNC research vice chancellor steps down


After five years as vice chancellor for research, Barbara Entwisle has decided to step down from the position.

Another leap in UNC autism research


A UNC-based research team confirmed a genetic cause for autism — too much of a particular enzyme in the brain.

UNC research team advances in national competition

A team of UNC graduate students is entering the final phase of a competition to create a startup based on innovations in neuroscience.

From Yik Yak to galaxies, UNC celebrates undergraduate research


Use of IUDs and implants on the rise among teens, CDC says

Concerns have abounded in the past about the safety of long-term birth control, but a new study shows that more teenagers are choosing this method and that it’s helping combat teen pregnancy.

UNC students bring research to General Assembly proposals


In the fall semester, UNC students Jerome Allen, Michaela Meredith and John St. Clair were extensively studying oyster populations at the Outer Banks — and now their research has helped inform two N.C. General Assembly proposals.

Obey Creek critics talk parking, traffic

While the discussion about the proposed Obey Creek development continues, residents are expressing concerns about a pivotal portion of the plan — transportation.

Money, social media and campus masterplan dominate the rest of the BOT's meeting

The University’s public relations team is putting out more positive stories, but the development office still hasn’t seen a return on that investment.

Study: e-cigarettes easy to get for minors in NC


UNC researchers have found e-cigarette vendors and customers are largely ignoring some of the state’s laws regulating them.

Animal deaths in UNC labs criticized

The University’s use of animals in research is being questioned by a national research watchdog organization.

New drug discovery could offer HIV cure

For decades, there has been a relentless effort among scientists to eradicate HIV/AIDS — but a new discovery might finally lead to a cure for the condition.

Experts say Obama's education policy unlikely to see approval

Education policy was a major portion of President Barack Obama's 2015-16 national budget proposal, though analysts acknowledge that many parts of the plan are unlikely to make it through a GOP-controlled Congress.

Food takes over as campus research theme

Food brings people together — regardless of culture, language, age, race or religion.

UNC fundraising efforts underdeveloped

The University isn’t keeping pace with its peers when it comes to dollars spent on fundraisers and development programs.

Down syndrome research made easier by new database

Down syndrome is a complicated disease, but researching it just got a little easier.

Carrboro resident saved by overdose drug

The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night — the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.

CDC reports on binge drinking harms

Six people will die every day in the U.S. from binge drinking.

University endowments raise returns

Budget cuts are handicapping universities nationwide, but a study of the 2014 fiscal year shows some post-recession growth.

Student group unveils new UNC app

CarolinaGO, a mobile application designed to inform students of everything they need to know at UNC, has been in the making since 2012, and students' partnership with UNC's Information Technology Services has finally brought the app to fruition.

Two dozen UNC centers under review

Twenty-six of UNC-CH’s 80 research centers and institutes will be scrutinized further as a UNC Board of Governors review of the UNC system’s centers continues.