Portrait of Mugdha Gokhale

When Real-World Data and Research Collide

An interview with UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Mugdha Gokhale, the recent recipient of Forbes magazine's “30 Under 30: Healthcare” award.
Portrait of Eliana Perrin on campus

Eliana Perrin

Eliana Perrin oversees the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Research Development as an associate vice chancellor for research. She is also a tenured professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and a nationally known researcher in the area of child health — particularly obesity prevention and treatment.
Portrait of Sharonda LeBlanc on campus.

Sharonda LeBlanc

Sharonda LeBlanc is a Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Scholar, conducting her postdoctoral research with Professor Dorothy Erie in the Chemistry Department at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her current research projects focus on DNA mismatch repair — a system for recognizing and repairing errors that can arise during DNA replication and recombination.
Tanya Shields and Kathy Perkins hold up the book "Help Me to Find My People" by former UNC-Chapel Hill professor, Heather Williams.

A New Chapter

How a book inspired two UNC professors to discuss belonging and home in African diaspora communities.
Portrait of Folami Ideraabdullah in the lab.

Folami Ideraabdullah

Folami Ideraabdullah is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics in the UNC School of Medicine and a researcher at the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. Her research looks at the genetic differences between individuals to determine how the cells in the body respond to changes in diet.
Collage of 2016 presidential candidates: Donald Trump (top left), Bernie Sanders (top right), Hillary Clinton (bottom left), and Ted Cruz (bottom right).

The Power of Hate

UNC communications professor Michael Waltman explains why hate speech is prominent in 2016 politics.
Tom Keyserling talks to attendees at the "Living the Good Life Expo" event.

Heart-Healthy Hushpuppies

Heart Healthy Lenoir teaches Lenoir County residents that paying attention to fat and carbohydrate quality can substantially reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Collage of couples interacting.

The Little Things

Research from UNC social psychology professor Sara Algoe suggests gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships.
Photo of Francesca Peay on a boat off the coast of North Carolina.

Francesca Peay

Junior Francesca Peay is an undergraduate researcher majoring in environmental studies with a minor in marine sciences. She works in the Coastal Environmental Change Lab, and her research looks at how dune height affects beachfront before and after storm events.
Portrait of Kemi Doll on campus.

Kemi Doll

Kemi Doll is a clinical instructor in the UNC OB-GYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology and a Cancer Care Quality Training Program Post-Doctoral Fellow at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In 2015, she received a Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence.
Portrait of Emily Jennings on campus.

Emily Jennings

Senior Emily Jennings is an undergraduate researcher in the Kieber Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. A biology major, her research focuses on the communication, production, and function of plant hormones. Jennings specifically studies how hormones affect rice in aims to increase food production.
Portrait of Cynthia Bulik in the lab.

Cynthia Bulik

Cynthia Bulik is the Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry, a professor in the Department of Nutrition, and director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program. A clinical psychologist, her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin, and genetic studies of eating disorders and weight regulation.