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North Carolina Collaboratory

Scientific Research Expertise for Policymaking

The North Carolina 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.


Foods with Phytochemicals
Willietta Gibson, Ph.D., Explores the Role of Phytochemicals in Fighting Breast Cancer

September 18, 2023

Willietta Gibson, Ph.D., an assistant professor and researcher at Fayetteville State University, is looking at how natural chemicals, found in everyday foodstuffs, may hold the power to treat breast cancer.

Robert Moore
Welcoming the Collaboratory’s New Project Manager: Robert Moore

August 28, 2023

Retired Master Sergeant Robert Moore is ready to embark on a new chapter with the Collaboratory using his experience and passion to drive change and innovation.

The North Carolina flag flies between two pillars.
New Wastewater Treatment Tech Reaches Local Governments

July 20, 2023

The Highly Treated Wastewater pilot program provides funding to five local governments in the state to replace and repair their wastewater treatment plants.

Erin Tracy works with samples at Kenan Labs.
Drug-Checking Project Cuts Overdoses

July 13, 2023

A few years ago, Nabarun Dasgupta went to a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site and left with an aha moment that’s now helping prevent overdoses in North Carolina.