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Keely Muscatell with an illustration of a brain

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 ...
Karlisle Kirkland sits in front of a mirror covered in post-its with messages of self-compassion on them

Teaching Teens to Love Themselves

Karen Bluth has a mission to teach youth how to be compassionate with themselves. As a psychiatry professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, she researches how effective self-compassion practices are at ...
An illustration of two hands out stretched to a pink heart with bandaids on it.

You Matter.

In the United States, suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm are public health crises among children and teens. To reduce these behaviors, researchers in the UNC School of Education and School of ...
Alie Chandler plays the piano during a virtual session with a client

Clarifying Copyright to Improve Care

With the shift to online health care during the pandemic, media law expert Amanda Reid questioned how copyright affects the work of music therapists. After learning how it can dictate care, she ...
Jessica Griffiths hugs her 18-month-old daughter, Genevieve

Small Bodies, Big Stressors

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Michigan State University is conducting a long-term study to determine how poverty-induced stress might impact an infant’s ability ...
Stephanie Caddell

Stephanie Caddell

Stephanie Caddell is a sophomore studying environmental science in the Department of Earth, Marine, and Environmental Science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She studies how to ...
Luca Maini

Luca Maini

Luca Maini is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He studies how drug manufacturers compete and how the government regulates prices ...
images of heart cells that have been stitched together

Magnificent Magnification

Researchers across UNC-Chapel Hill are using advanced imaging technologies and techniques to improve our understanding of cellular processes — with visually stunning results. Collected from a ...
Juan Alamo in front of the Old Well

Where Words Fail Music Speaks

For most of his life, Juan Álamo has used music to connect to and communicate with others. As a skilled marimba player, he uses his talent and passion to teach the next generation of musicians to do ...
Tatum Jolink at the Forest Theater with four couples posing behind her

We Just Clicked

Friends are essential to our happiness and health. Because they’re such a large part of our lives, Tatum Jolink wants to know how these lasting bonds begin. What occurs during our initial ...
Susan Wolf

On Being Human

For decades, philosophers have pointed to reason as the trait that differentiates humans from other beings. Now, as many scholars identify what makes humans similar to other creatures, philosophy ...
Iheoma Iruka

Iheoma U. Iruka

Iheoma U. Iruka is a research professor in the Department of Public Policy within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition within the FPG ...