Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students in programs throughout our University for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. We're pleased to present 11 Impact Awards and six Horizon Awards for 2020.
The longstanding Impact Award, made possible through the generous support of the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognizes discoveries with a direct impact on our state in the present time.
The Horizon Award, first presented in 2017, recognizes discoveries with future potential to benefit North Carolina (and beyond).
Hover over the images to read what the honorees’ advisers have to say about their impressive work.
The Role of Landscape Management in Visitor Experiences of Historic Sites
Developing Tech-Based Solution to Increase Access to High-Quality Sexual Health Education
System to Help Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Collect, Use Vital Statistics
Focusing on E-Cigarette Aerosols, Finding Evidence of Airway Cell Damage
Toxicology and Environmental Medicine
Using Attention-Demanding Tasks to Predict Stroke Survivor Risks
Human Movement Science
New Way to Identify Harmful Bacteria Affecting Shellfish, Protect Consumers
Using Emerging Tracking Technologies to Identify Healthy Habitats for Fish
Environment, Ecology and Energy
Improving Reproductive Health Care for North Carolina Women with Opioid Use Disorders
Stacey L. Klaman
Maternal and Child Health
Evaluating Interventions to Enhance Health Care in Rural Communities
Health Policy and Management
Examining Wide Range of Patient Data to Improve Head, Neck Cancer Outcomes
Understanding Work-Related Disparities at the Aluminum Smelting Facility in Badin, NC
Investigating Link Between Drug Use, Life-Threatening Heart Infection
Evaluating Food for the Summer Program, Toward Even Greater Success
Identifying Water Contaminant Risk, Possible Treatment Option
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Determining Key Motivators, Deterrents in Seeking Critical HIV Services
Information and Library Science
The Role of Tau ‘Tangles’ in Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
Biochemistry and Biophysics