RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


4/5/2018 10:12pm

Photo Illustration. Although traditional cigarette use has fallen in the past decade among young people in North Carolina, the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has presented a new challenge for health officials. 

UNC School of Medicine discovers new evidence regarding the risks of vaping

As e-liquids gained popularity, the world said goodbye to that quintessential smoke smell. The vaping and e-cigarette industries have introduced flavored liquids, ranging from Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy to Frozen Lime Drop. But as a recent series of studies from the UNC School of Medicine suggests, there may be some toxic ingredients masked behind these enticing names.


3/8/2018 10:39pm

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. 


3/4/2018 10:37pm

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.