Responding to the
COVID-19 Crisis

As the state copes with the growing crisis over the novel coronavirus, Carolina faculty members are sharing their expertise and guidance to help North Carolinians adapt to these challenging times.

Faculty members have developed a COVID-19 test. They are also searching for a treatment, hosting webinars and publishing online resources, using their knowledge and experience for the public good.


The Old Well fountain.

Throughout its 226 years, Carolina has directly experienced events that changed us, our nation and the world. With each change, the Tar Heels of those times had to find new ways to face those challenges, advance and thrive.

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Kevin Guskiewicz

Scientific advancements

Researchers at Carolina are working quickly to find practical and innovative solutions to the new challenges created by COVID-19.

They are working to find new medicines and developing tests that provide fast results to better prepare, protect and treat our state.

Press the play buttons to learn how faculty members are using research to test and protect North Carolinians

    Epidemiologist Ralph Baric and his lab in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are testing a new broad-spectrum antiviral drug that could potentially be a relief to the global coronavirus pandemic.

    Coronavirus drug shows promise at Carolina

    An in-house COVID-19 test at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill will help ease demand on State Health Department and LabCorp. UNC School of Medicine professor Melissa Miller led the development of the test, based on a World Health Organization assay.

    Carolina professor leads COVID-19 testing at UNC Medical Center

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