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).
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.
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.
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.