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  • Joe Brown in his lab.

    A human right

    Joe Brown, an associate professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is investigating the link between gut infections and poor infrastructure in underserved rural communities in the U.S. South.

  • A man pours a water sample into a bucket.

    What is ‘safe’ sanitation?

    Early results from a UNC Water Institute study are upending much of what we thought we knew about safe sanitation practices.

  • Rachel Noble in her lab testing water samples.

    Tracking a virus villain

    Federal COVID-19 funding allocated by the North Carolina General Assembly is supporting vital research by Carolina scientists, who are keeping tabs on the deadly coronavirus using wastewater and nasal test swabs.