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.

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.


UNC student builds prosthetic hand for 7-year-old using 3-D printer

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Senior biomedical engineering major Jeff Powell gave a young boy a hand this summer in more ways than one.


UNC libraries to open three research hubs

After months of renovations, the second floor of Davis Library is open for research.


Congressman David Price touts need for funding in sciences

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A UNC research institute hosted Rep. David Price, D-N.C., on Tuesday to showcase projects and draw attention to years of decreases in federal funds for science research.


Research dollars lag for cystic fibrosis

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When she was younger, Julia Thompson watched her sister Rachel suffer from cystic fibrosis and promised herself she would one day find a cure.


Doctors OK long-acting birth control for teenagers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that long-acting, reversible contraception methods should be the primary form of birth control for teenage girls. These methods include implants and intrauterine devices, known as IUDs.


HPV vaccination researched at UNC

A team of researchers at UNC are collaborating to increase the number of HPV vaccinations given to young adults across the state.


UNC makes autism research breakthrough

A group of UNC scientists are celebrating after finding a genetic link for autism.


Injury research center gets CDC grant

A UNC research center has received a maximum grant allowance of $4.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a continuation of funding to conduct four studies about preventing various types of injuries.


UNC team tracks Ebola stats with website

UNC students and recent graduates worked with the Liberian government and American scholars to develop the website Ebola in Liberia, which tracks data of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.


Science Cafe discusses Ebola at monthly meeting

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Students, faculty and community members learned about UNC’s plan to deal with an unlikely Ebola outbreak on campus in a meeting at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar Wednesday afternoon.


Science research funding lags for local universities

Faculty members from UNC, N.C. State University and Duke University were among a small crowd who came to Research Triangle Park on Tuesday to hear Rep. David Price, D-N.C., discuss federal research funding for the sciences.


UNC researchers find genetic link to schizophrenia

A team of researchers led by a UNC professor might find new treatments for people with schizophrenia.


UNC collects $10.8 million grant for solar energy research

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It took him 40 years, but Thomas Meyer is finally getting his breakthrough.


Carolina Population Center given $180 million grant

A $180 million award was given to the Carolina Population Center, a community of professionals and scholars who collaborate on understanding population issues.


UNC professor, team find historic mosaics in Israel

When Jodi Magness began the excavation of a synagogue in Huqoq, Israel, she had no idea how momentous the project would become.


UNC scientists, students map clean water across NC

Five years after the United Nations declared access to safe drinking water and sanitation a basic human right, a team of environmental scientists and student researchers from UNC began mapping access to clean water in the counties of North Carolina. 


Professors analyze media coverage of sex trafficking

UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy by the Commission on the Status of Women.