Presented by the Creativity Hubs
The Creativity Hubs initiative was developed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to assemble and support teams of researchers from diverse disciplines who collaboratively tackle major societal challenges. The work of these interdisciplinary teams attracts further funding from external sponsors and makes great strides towards influencing policy change that directly impacts and improves the lives of North Carolinians and those beyond our state.
As the signature event of this year’ University Research Week, four Creativity Hubs teams will present throughout the week, providing an overview of the significant challenges their teams are working to eradicate, progress to date, and goals for the future. Panelists will represent respective research areas and various career levels.
The Dynamics of Extreme Events, People, and Places (DEEPP) Hub brings together social and natural scientists, engineers, public policy researchers, and data analysts to investigate extreme weather events from all angles, including impacts on health and well-being, economic hardships, and…Find out more »
Leveraging the strengths of Carolina’s schools of public health and medicine, its affiliated research centers and institutes, and its prowess in big data management, the Heterogeneity in Obesity Creativity Hub: Transdisciplinary Approaches for Precision Research and Treatment, a large, collaborative…Find out more »
Employing expertise from UNC’s School of Medicine, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (READDI), an open-science, nonprofit drug research and development organization, is creating “self-stable” antiviral…Find out more »
Addressing a need that affects over the drinking water in North Carolina, as well as 1.8 billion people worldwide, the Sustainable Access to Clean Water Creativity Hub is pursuing the development of an innovative, affordable membrane-based water purification tool that…Find out more »