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North Carolina Policy Collaboratory

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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May 2021 PFAS Testing Network Forum
May 2021 PFAS Testing Network Virtual Forum

May 7, 2021

On May 4, researchers from the PFAS Testing Network held a virtual forum to share the latest findings and recommendations from a multi-year study on PFAS, which are often referred to as “forever chemicals.”

Eric Greer in Appalachian State University’s Facilities Operations
Residence Hall Wastewater Testing Supports App State’s COVID-19 Management Strategy

April 15, 2021

While face coverings, physical distancing and testing events have come to define COVID-19 for many colleges and universities, including Appalachian State University, a key component of managing the global pandemic runs in the sewers beneath their campuses.

Rachel Noble
Tracking a Virus Villain

April 15, 2021

Federal COVID-19 funding allocated by the N.C. General Assembly is supporting vital research by Carolina scientists, who are keeping tabs on the deadly coronavirus using wastewater and nasal test swabs.

Flooding During Hurricane Florence
Flooding, Resilience on Legislators’ Agenda

April 6, 2021

Plans for legislation to deal with riverine flooding and improve flooding resiliency are moving forward in the North Carolina General Assembly this month, with a major review of policy and funding needs planned for next week.