Impact on Our State

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

  • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Improving cancer outcomes

    The Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative leverages UNC Lineberger researchers’ multi-disciplinary expertise to improve cancer screening in North Carolina.

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    Mom’s memory inspires new parenting clinic

    With funding from a student-entrepreneur, a new North Carolina Cancer Hospital program will help patients deal with legal and parenting issues.

  • Rick Luettich standing on a dock.

    The coastal engineer

    Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.

  • Two students looking at comptuer.

    Carolina’s field sites

    At field sites in North Carolina's mountains, coastline and cities, undergraduates have a semester-long opportunity to explore real-world environmental issues through a combination of coursework, field trips, research projects and internships with local organizations.

  • Anna Naples with a map behind her.

    MPA student uses research to increase food security

    Anna Naples built a map to deliver fresh produce to North Carolinians in need.

  • Will holding a Roy Williams Highway sign.

    Full-circle moment for Tar Heel brings hope to North Carolina family

    A UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School course has been raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than a decade. Will Fickling was on the receiving end of those donations as an eighth-grader. Now a Tar Heel, he enrolled in the class to give back.

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    Creating a pathway to Carolina

    C-STEP provides a pathway for community college students to transfer to and graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill. It is just one way that Carolina is fulfilling its mission of providing greater access to higher education for all North Carolinians.

  • A man standing with a horse.

    Helping veterans thrive

    An empowering clinical outreach program at UNC-Chapel Hill offers veterans and first responders new hope through holistic health care.