Feb. 10, 2021
Scientists at UNC’s School of Medicine and its Gillings School of Global Public Health have found that an orally administered experimental drug is highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. They found that the drug —...Read More
Jan. 26, 2021
A monoclonal antibody, now moving through clinical trials that were designed in part by UNC scientists, has been found to significantly — and at a scope that surprised researchers — reduce the risk of contracting...Read More
Jan. 20, 2021
Carolina has honored 25 faculty members and teaching assistants for their accomplishments with 2021 University Teaching Awards. Given annually, these awards acknowledge the University’s commitment to outstanding teaching and mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students....Read More
Three faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Fellows are recognized for their research; teaching; services to professional societies; administration in academia, industry and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. They are elected annually.
New fellows from UNC are:
• James Anderson, computer science, for contributions to the implementation and analysis of multiprocessor and multicore real-time systems and for service to the real-time systems research community;
• Gregory Copenhaver, biology, for distinguished contributions to the field of plant molecular genetics, particularly for novel insights into plant reproductive biology; and
• Richard Smith, statistics and operations research, for distinguished contributions to statistics, particularly the statistical analysis of extreme events and environmental applications, including climate change and air pollution. Smith holds a joint appointment in biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
This year 489 members have been awarded the honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. The honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science and several other journals in the field. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.