Campus Updates

Carolina Blood Drive brings in 990 pints

Thanks to the efforts of 989 donors and 90 volunteers, the 26th annual Carolina Blood Drive, sponsored by the Employee Forum and the Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross, brought in 990 pints of lifesaving blood June 3, surpassing the 850-pint goal. “I was so excited to be a small part of this year’s…

Five-question tool helps screen risk of violence in veterans

A new brief five-question screening tool can help clinicians identify which veterans may be at greater risk of violence, according to a new study led by a UNC researcher. The study, published online by the American Journal of Psychiatry, is based on a national survey sample of veterans combined with a smaller, in-depth assessment sample.…

Cystic fibrosis discovery offers path for creating, testing treatments

UNC School of Medicine researchers have provided the first quantitative evidence that mucins – the protein framework of mucus – are significantly increased in cystic fibrosis patients and play a major role in failing lung function. The research, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows that a three-fold increase of mucins dramatically increases…

UNC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies celebrates banner year

At a recent wrap-up to the Entrepreneurs Lab, a course designed by Ted Zoller who heads up UNC’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) at the Kenan Flagler Business School, there was a notable buzz among the students. “I feel so privileged to have this opportunity my very first year at Carolina,” said undergraduate Jack Paley. “We’ve had access to an incredible range of successful entrepreneurs from all over the world who came to share their experience and advice with us. Just being able to have one-on-one conversations with them was an unbelievable boost to my goals as an entrepreneur.”

UNC’s Angle named career services ‘visionary’

O. Ray Angle, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Director of University Career Services, was recently named one of the 10 most visionary and forward-thinking leaders in college career services and recruiting in 2013. This is the second straight year Angle, who came in at No. 9, has made CSO Research Inc.’s list. “Our profession is fortunate to have…

UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

Kevin Guskiewicz, a lead concussion researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced new initiatives aimed at the prevention and treatment of concussions in youth sports. Guskiewicz was invited to participate in the inaugural conference, the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports…

Charting the right path for Carolina

Editor’s note: This marks a new, more thorough way of covering UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees. It includes videos of important presentations, links to full remarks and an overall synopsis of what occurs at these key meetings.

UNC concussion researcher to participate in White House summit

Kevin Guskiewicz, a lead concussion researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will participate in a special White House summit Thursday that will focus on finding new ways to identify, treat and prevent concussions, especially in youth sports. Guskiewicz, the senior associate dean for natural sciences in the College of Arts and…

Toxins in the environment might make you older than your years

Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is differences from one person to the next in exposure to harmful substances in the environment, chemicals such as benzene, cigarette smoke and even stress. While the…

Give ‘gift of life’ during annual Carolina Blood Drive on June 3

Liviya Anderson came home from school with a high fever one afternoon in October 2010. But after extensive testing, what the Anderson family thought was a simple case of strep throat was later revealed to be aplastic anemia, meaning Liviya’s body could not produce enough new blood cells to sustain her. Over the next few…