Health: Conquering Physical, Mental, and Public Challenges

Math-Age Daydream

The mathematical puzzles that arise when modeling neurodegenerative diseases fascinate Tanya Garcia, who hopes to solve them to speed treatment development.

The Optimistic Nutritionist

Saroja Voruganti uses genetics to improve people’s nutrition — and she’s helping the next generation of scientists do the same.

Burdens of Paradise

A broad study looking at food and water insecurity in the Galápagos brings together a team of researchers to focus on an often-overlooked population.

Championing Public Health

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been addressing the world’s biggest challenges for more than 80 years.

Infusing Hope for Hemophilia

A gene therapy clinical trial for hemophilia shows promise and could be approved by the FDA later this year — a feat made possible, in part, by UNC-Chapel Hill's 70-year-old research program

Sahar Ahmad

Sahar Ahmad is a postdoctoral researcher in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center within the UNC School of Medicine. She uses neuroimaging to research brain development across the human lifespan.

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Brain-Body Breakthroughs

Psychoneuroimmunology. It's a mouthful, but it’s also a burgeoning field addressing how psychological stress impacts the brain and the body. Keely Muscatell is one of just a few scholars conducting research within this realm and is working closely with two PhD students to uncover the short- and long-term effects of one particularly ugly social experience: racial discrimination.