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Impact on Our State

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

  • Precision nutrition

    Not only is the UNC Nutrition Research Institute changing lives of North Carolinians through its research, but it is revitalizing the Kannapolis community.

  • Concussion care on the frontlines

    A current multidisciplinary initiative led by Carolina's Jason Mihalik is tracking neurological function in elite warfighters.

  • Well Said: Los Jets and the revitalization of a small North Carolina town

    On this week’s episode, associate professor Paul Cuadros shares how he applies lessons he learned in Siler City to developing the Latinx community on campus.

  • The known unknowns

    In 2016, a group of North Carolina researchers published evidence of high rates of PFAS in the Cape Fear River basin. While this unregulated family of chemicals is used in the production of everyday goods, its impact on human health is largely unknown. For the past year, scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill, five other UNC system universities, and Duke University, have researched these potentially dangerous chemicals found in drinking water sources across the state.

  • Serving the whole child

    World-class researchers at Carolina’s School of Education work to make schools safer, healthier places for learning.

  • Going where the need is greatest

    Travis Williams is a medical student on a mission to bring excellent care to underserved corners of North Carolina.

  • Students dress as princesses and superheroes to visit medically vulnerable kids

    Carolina students dress as their favorite animated movie characters to bring joy to children in hospitals and social service institutions.

  • ‘This is my home:’ student gives back to Chapel Hill

    As a Town Council intern, rising junior Daniel Bowen is making his adopted hometown of Chapel Hill a better place to live.