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.
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.
Carolina researchers design rapid sensing COVID-19 test to meet the challenge of universal testing and tracking variants.
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.
“Operation Deep Freeze” – How the NC Policy Collaboratory is Making COVID-19 Vaccines More Accessible
When the COVID-19 vaccine became available for administration in December of 2020, organizations such as the NC Policy Collaboratory rushed to devise a plan to get vaccines into the arms of community members.