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 five Horizon Awards for 2021.
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).
Reducing Intimate Partner Violence – Identifying the Need for Improved Intervention
The Clam’s Role in Helping Vital Seagrass Meadows Thrive Again
Addressing Social Needs in Medical Visits, Improving Health Outcomes and Equity
Health Policy and Management
Documenting Well Water Quality to Evaluate Links to Preterm Births
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Exploring People’s Stories to Benefit Health, Medical Care
Designing Low-Cost, Effective Tech Tools to Protect Health, Safety
Developing and Deploying Sensors to Protect Drinking Water Source
Addressing Health Disparities, Toward Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes
Pathobiology and Translational Science
‘I Didn’t Want to Be a Victim’: Examining Grassroots, Long-Term Hurricane Recovery
Diamond Ebanks Holloman
Evaluating Factors at Birth to Predict Children’s Lead Exposure
Reprogramming Skin Cells to Find and Fight Cancer
Through Documentary’s Focus, Seeking Solutions to Racial Achievement Gap
Engineering Models to Test Critical Cardiac Patch Components
Identifying Arterial Plaque Most Associated With Stroke Risk