The Odum Institute, the first social science research center in the world, has trained and supported hundreds of researchers specializing in everything from anthropology to city and regional planning to public health for the past 95 years. And it all exists thanks to the determination of one eccentric man.
How do you preserve gun owner rights, but also prevent firearm deaths? It's a question three UNC researchers are trying to answer.
Why do some neighborhoods lack access to municipal services? And how does this affect families? UNC public health researchers delve into this topic by testing well water in Wake County communities located on the outskirts of cities.
In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists examine death certificates, medical records, and emergency medical services data to determine which populations are at risk of sudden death, and why.
Yesenia Merino is the outreach coordinator within the Office for Undergraduate Research and a PhD student studying health behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on social justice issues in public health.
The UNC community applauds doctoral candidate Ted Mansfield, who won a Best Paper Award from the Society for Risk Analysis in December for his research on air pollution in the Research Triangle