Originally focused on natural resources and environmental issues, the Collaboratory has since expanded to numerous other research areas in response to some of North Carolina's most pressing challenges.
Noble’s recently funded oyster mortality project with the Collaboratory uniquely connects to a previous Collaboratory-funded project she developed to study COVID-19 throughout North Carolina’s wastewater systems.
In July 2021, a historic $26 billion agreement was reached between states and several large drug distributors and opioid manufacturers. As part of that settlement agreement, the state of North Carolina and local governments across the state are set to receive $757 million over the next 18 years to address the opioid crisis.
NC Collaboratory Launches New Research and Development Program to Foster Business-Academia Partnerships
The Collaboratory is awarding 11 research and development grants through a new competitive Business-Academia Partnership Program to help address the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 in North Carolina.
Two of the Collaboratory’s previous interns who have utilized skills developed during their time with the Collaboratory in their current roles include Janis Arrojado, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2022, and Elizabeth Kendrick, UNC-Chapel Hill class of 2020.