Dynamic Minds

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  • After a family tragedy, Elly Cummins is working to save lives

    When her older brother passed away from an anxiety medicine overdose, Elly Cummins and a friend launched an awareness campaign for a law that could have saved her brother's life.

  • Well Said: Investigating early life mortality rates

    On this week’s episode, recent graduate student David Braudt shares what draws him to study the social institutions that influence the discrepancy of early life mortality rates in the United States.

  • Dance helps people manage chronic illness, Carolina students find

    In a research study, a group of dancers at Carolina provided dance lessons to people struggling with diabetes. Their findings led them to launch a student organization offering dance workshops and social support to anyone struggling with a chronic illness

  • Sharon Horton Jones’ motherly wisdom applies to life, academics

    Sharon Horton Jones is a hero to thousands of students. A longtime academic adviser, Jones considers her students her family. Now, her work ethic and kind heart have earned her a 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.

  • Making a difficult job look easy

    Whether you're coming to campus for a Thursday night football game, student move-in week or a hospital visit, Deborah Hawkins makes sure you have a place to park — a difficult job that Hawkins handles with care and ease.

  • Well Said: Should we be afraid of sharks?

    On this episode of Well Said, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences' Joel Fodrie discusses the ongoing shark survey performed by IMS researchers and shares what any beachgoer should understand about sharing the water with sharks this summer.

  • Putting self-compassion into practice

    UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Karen Bluth studies self-compassion and the role it plays in supporting mental health, particularly in teens. Here she offers a few tools for practicing self-compassion.

  • Learning from the experts

    Chelsea Vickers' internship at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute in the Research Triangle, has given her hands-on experience promoting a research operation from behind the scenes.