Impact on Our State

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

  • School of Medicine students rally to help health care workers

    From making PPE to organizing child care, UNC School of Medicine students are organizing volunteer projects all with one aim – help hospitals safely and effectively combat COVID-19.

  • Why the census matters

    Rebecca Tippett, the founding director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center, shares why the census is critical to American life and how UNC-Chapel Hill has been helping North Carolina prepare for the process.

  • Taking a seat with Carolina’s researchers

    Pull up a chair and meet a few of Carolina's graduate students who are working to improve the lives of North Carolinians.

  • Preparing North Carolina’s future leaders

    Operated by the UNC School of Government, the Lead for North Carolina program is training future leaders to address problems facing North Carolinians by placing young professionals in local government offices.

  • Maker of molecules

    Polymer chemist Frank Leibfarth is rethinking plastics, with a focus on sustainability.

  • Carolina professor leads COVID-19 testing at UNC Medical Center

    Melissa Miller, director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology Labs, led the development of a COVID-19 test for the UNC Medical Center that will help ease demand on State Health Department and LabCorp.

  • Carolina faculty lend their expertise with COVID-19 crisis

    From webinars and online resources for local officials to developing COVID-19 tests and treatments, the University's faculty members are using their knowledge and guidance for the public good.

  • Well Said: Revitalizing Morganton

    On this week's podcast, Carolina alumna Sara Chester talks about how she is working to redefine a North Carolina city and the industries it has relied on for decades.