Research

Students conduct research in the Nutrition Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core lab.
Message from the Associate Dean
"Clean water to drink. Healthy air to breathe. Nutritious food to eat. Diseases prevented. For 74 years, we have been solving these most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world by conducting novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives."
Sandy Martin, PhD, MSc
Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Our faculty, staff and students solve some of the most pressing health problems in North Carolina and around the world.

We conduct novel, innovative research that changes public health practice, influences policy and improves the quality of people’s lives.

Highlights from our 2013 Research Portfolio include:

  • 2.67 average number of grants awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 7 average number of publications per faculty researcher last year
  • $154 total dollar amount (in millions) of grants and contracts awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 414 total number of grants and contracts awarded to faculty researchers last year
  • 1709 approximately, the total number of peer-reviewed articles published by 244 faculty researchers last year

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Among all 50 U.S. states, North Carolina received the sixth highest amount of funding from the National Institute of Health in 2013. Learn more about North Carolina and the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s research accomplishments (PDF).

RIS Group

The Research and Innovation Solutions group, in collaboration with other School and University units, offers a variety of resources and services to facilitate research for the School’s researchers. If you have any questions, contact Research and Innovation Solutions at (919) 966-0123.

Featured Research

Yvonne Golightly, PhD, and her colleagues have done extensive research in Johnston County on the risk factors for osteoarthritis.  She has found that leg length inequality is a risk factor for osteoarthritis at the knee and hip.  She is now studying ways to treat and reduce pain from osteoarthritis for the Johnston County residents with leg length inequality. See more of our faculty research.

Announcements

UNC General Administration  has issued an RFP UNC Research Opportunities Initiative inviting applications from faculty to advance research and scholarship in six areas: (1) advanced manufacturing; (2) data sciences; (3) defense, military, and security; (4) energy; (5) marine & costal science; and (6) pharmacoengineering. UNC GA has up to $3 million to allocate in 2 to 4 awards.  Preproposals are due October 23, 2014.

 

Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

SBIR / STTR Phase 1 Match Program for North Carolina Awardees

Solicitation now open!

The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s program is designed to award matching funds to North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a SBIR or STTR Phase I award.  To be eligible, applicants must have received official notification of Phase 1 award by a Federal SBIR / STTR agency between July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. 

 

Maximum Grant Award: 50% of the Federal SBIR/STTR Program award, not to exceed $50,000.

 

Submission Dates: July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.