Impact on Our State

Supporting the community that supports us. Our success is North Carolina’s success. 

  • Training, diversifying next generation of health data experts

    The program expands access to training programs for minority undergraduate students from local Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  • Care in the community

    Doctors, researchers, social workers and other professionals at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health work diligently to help people with severe mental illness.

  • Service experiences lead to dream career

    Analisa Sorrells spent her time at Carolina giving back to others. The December graduate will now turn that passion of service into a career.

  • Hurricane preparation, down to a science

    UNC Institute of Marine Sciences spent this hurricane season studying the impacts the storms have on communities and the environment.

  • From one field to another

    Carolina alumnus Jason Brown had become one of the top centers in the NFL, earning him a lucrative $37.5 million contract. Three years later, he hung up his cleats to become a farmer.

  • Serving North Carolina’s rural areas

    The UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill and Asheville and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are among the medical training programs in the state encouraging graduates – through special training, scholarships, and fellowships – to practice medicine in rural areas.

  • Carolina responds to Hurricane Matthew

    In the year since Hurricane Matthew hit eastern North Carolina, 16 research teams began storm-related projects on topics like water quality, buy-out programs and coastal resilience.

  • A crystal ball for the Tar Heel state

    Carolina Demography is helping businesses, communities and political leaders plan for North Carolina's future.