Impact on Our State

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

  • Bringing healthy food to all consumers

    Press the play button to see how UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Alice Ammerman is working to provide locally-sourced, nutritious meals to communities in need.

  • Carolina Women Supporting Carolina Girls

    Alumni Camille and Rachel McGirt launched an organization to help North Carolina girls build self-esteem and healthy habits, supported by women across campus.

  • Protecting homes and ecosystems with living shorelines

    Doctoral student Carter Smith is researching living shorelines as an economic way for coastal homeowners to protect their property while also doing something good for the environment.

  • Striking the right chord with Carolina Meadows

    Press the play button below to see how Carolina's Turner Medlicott is sharing his love of music with the residents of Carolina Meadows through an internship with the Music & Memory program.

  • Dissecting the storm

    At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers are helping the state prepare for the powerful storms by better understanding the challenges incurred by hurricanes — from storm surge and flooding to water quality and beach erosion.

  • Decoding Dorothea Dix Hospital

    Can the creation of a new park be influenced by a centuries-old mental hospital? The City of Raleigh has tasked UNC Community Histories Workshop researchers with merging the past and the future at Dorothea Dix Park.

  • Leaving a mark on ecosystems

    By monitoring water quality in the state’s estuaries, Carolina researchers are better understanding the lasting effects that hurricanes have on ecosystems beyond immediate flooding and storm surge.

  • Celebrating five decades in the air

    Press the play button to see how pilots from UNC Air Operations help health care professionals meet with patients anywhere in North Carolina from the mountains to the coast.