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Winston Center tackles crisis of teens and screens

With groundbreaking research linking social media habits to brain changes, the center also provides career training and public awareness.


Two FEMA members, one wearing a vest with "FEMA" on the back, on a road lined with rubble and bent trees.

Disaster response should be equitable

A UNC Coastal Resilience Center study of four hard-hit counties shows how agencies can better support vulnerable communities.


Group shot of Diego Riveros-Iregui and students outside, mountainous terrain in background.

Carolina wins grant for undergraduate climate change research in Ecuador

UNC-Chapel Hill has been selected to receive a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Fund. With this funding, students at UNC and Universidad San Francisco de Quito will conduct climate change research and continue to build upon the universities’ strategic partnership.


Collage of headshots, from left Nicolas Pegard and Pedro Saenz.

Sloan Fellowships awarded to two Carolina researchers

Nicolas Pégard and Pedro Sáenz, faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships, among the most prestigious awards given to early-career scientists.


Ronit Freeman stands smiling at the camera. Behind her is a wall with words on it including "Self-Assembly, DNA, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and more" listed in a "word cloud" formation.

Freeman receives Cottrell Scholar Award

The associate professor of applied physical sciences has been recognized as a rising star in chemistry.


Keerthi Anand bends over equipment he is working on in the lab.

From research to impact — ultrasound imaging and the future of stroke prevention

Rather than treating a stroke patient in the aftermath of the medical episode, what if a proactive measure was taken? A measure that would help prevent strokes altogether? 


: Taylor S. Teitsworth (with James Cahoon, left) uses a cryogenic probe station, which allows her to perform electrical measurements on semiconductor nanowire materials at very low temperatures.

Designer silicon nanowires can produce hydrogen from water and light

UNC researchers James Cahoon and Taylor Teitsworth show how silicon nanowires that can convert light into electricity were engineered to split water into hydrogen and oxygen in a paper published Feb. 8 in Nature.