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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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Racing Toward Innovation

January 19, 2022

Convergent science is characterized by cross-disciplinary research teams created to tackle big problems and speed the application of new breakthroughs to commercialization. At UNC-Chapel Hill, the Institute for Convergent Science is at the forefront of this pioneering framework.

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Tracking COVID Variants: UNC Researchers Explain How in New Video

December 22, 2021

The first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in North Carolina was discovered by a member of the CORVASEQ program – a partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Health and the North Carolina Collaboratory.

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Sugar-Coated COVID-19 Test Takes Advantage of Coronavirus’ Sweet Tooth

December 15, 2021

Carolina researchers design rapid sensing COVID-19 test to meet the challenge of universal testing and tracking variants.

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Of Placekicking, Polymers and Pets

December 9, 2021

Frank Leibfarth, the main speaker at Carolina’s Winter Commencement, talks about growing up in a small town, being fearless in his college football career and plastics research, his dog Roscoe and Broseidon the goldfish.