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North Carolina Policy Collaboratory

Scientific Research Expertise for Policymaking

The Policy Collaboratory was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2016 to utilize and disseminate the research expertise across the University of North Carolina System for practical use by state and local government.

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NCCU Accord Team Members
North Carolina Central University Addresses COVID-19 Disparities in Rural North Carolina

October 4, 2021

In June 2020, NCCU was awarded $1 million from the N.C. Policy Collaboratory, with support from the N.C. General Assembly and UNC Board of Governors’ Historically Minority Serving Institutions Committee. The money was used to establish the Advanced Center for COVID-19 Related Disparities (ACCORD).

Laboratory work
Researchers Study Link Between Nutrition and COVID-19

October 4, 2021

UNC-Greensboro researchers are using toenail clippings in a leading-edge study to investigate the contribution of selenium and zinc to the severity of COVID-19 infection.

Citation from essay
Science for Policy

September 15, 2021

An essay by Barbara K. Rimer, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, about her work with Collaboratory executive director Jeffrey Warren.

Cape Fear Watershed
PFAS Testing Network Releases Final Report

September 1, 2021

Along with their N.C. Policy Collaboratory partners, Carolina researchers gathered data on these potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water sources across the state and issued 60 recommendations.