UNC RESEARCH STORIES
Browse through some of our stories and you’ll see why the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the leading research institutions in the nation. You’ll get a glimpse of the people who make Carolina research so special, and a new perspective on the way the world works.
The UNC Turner Syndrome Clinic provides multidisciplinary care to improve the lives of patients, also known as “butterflies.”
Shauna Cooper has spent over a decade studying Black fathers and their roles in child development.
Dorothy Espelage is a pioneering and prolific researcher in the study of school-based bullying, rapidly growing the field and protecting kids along the way.
Ramona Denby-Brinson has spent the last 30 years keeping children out of the foster system and in the homes of relatives.
A new NASA satellite is recording the first global survey of Earth’s water cycle with unprecedented accuracy — and Tamlin Pavelsky is verifying its data from North Carolina to New Zealand.
Allison Lazard and Barbara Fredrickson are using social media to promote wellness through in-person connection. Their interdisciplinary studies are gaining momentum, with three out of three research proposals receiving funding.
Ric Colacito’s research suggests that, in the worst-case scenario, rising temperatures could reduce U.S. economic growth by up to one-third over the next century.
Carolina chemists have created a technology that can split water into its component parts, opening the door to more options for alternative energy.