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Jenna Hynes stands in front of a brick wall.

Meet an intern: Jenna Hynes at the Piedmont Conservation Council

Jenna Hynes is interning with the Piedmont Conservation Council in Siler City, North Carolina, conducting fieldwork and partnering with community members to preserve the city’s water sources.

A female student in a lab coat works with a device that has a scren on it in a lab setting.

Improving the lab-to-market pipeline at UNC

Regional participation in the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) helps bring jobs to the area and strengthens the research-to-market pipeline.

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz and Roger Goodell discuss the sensors placed in a football helmet that are used in the Helmet Impact Telemetry (HIT) Study. Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), was the Blyth Lecturer for the Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the lecture being held inside Alumni Hall at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Goodell was invited by Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, EXSS Department Chair, Kenan Distinguished Porfessor and Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center (Gfeller Center). Guskiewicz's research on concussions has reshaped the way the NFL, military and many other sports are approaching injuries to the head, neck and spine. Goodell and Guskiewicz, also a member of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee, made the rounds at the EXSS department including a presentation about the Gfeller Center research and an introduction Q&A about the the Sports Management program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Goodell also took a few minutes to meet two Carolina football athletes and head football coach Larry Fedora. (photos © Kevin Seifert for EXSS)

Running Interference

Decades before he became UNC’s chancellor, neuroscientist Kevin Guskiewicz strived to create the playbook for preventing and treating concussions — and changed the game forever.

photo of Madyson Barber with her name in the lower right corner and #GDTBATH in the upper left corner.

In search of exoplanets

There are currently more than 4,000 identified exoplanets, and senior Madyson Barber is searching for more.

Standing, left to right: Jason P. Mihalik, co-director, Matthew Gfeller Center; Terry Rhodes, dean, College of Arts & Sciences; James Kelly, executive director, Marcus Institute for Brain Health; Kevin Guskiewicz, chancellor. (photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh)

New clinical outreach program will treat traumatic brain injury in veterans

A $12.5 million gift from the Avalon Network will establish the THRIVE Program in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Matthew Gfeller Center.

Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz poses for a portrait under the arbor in Coker Arboretum. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

How to return to ‘normal’

Navigating new social etiquettes and reentering social situations after more than a year of the pandemic isn’t going to be a simple transition. Carolina clinical psychology professor Jonathan Abramowitz shared advice for easing the transition.

Alayna Mackiewicz in front of the water with a sailboat in the background.

Summer Research Fellow Spotlight: Alayna Mackiewicz

Alayna Mackiewicz, a Ph.D. student in the department of biology, is the 2021 recipient of a summer research fellowship which allowed her to travel to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to conduct research at a renowned research lab in biological sciences.