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Carolina . . .


A Research University

Robert P. Lowman, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

The University of North Carolina

at Chapel Hill


A Few Facts About the
University and its Extramural
Programs

Among the Leaders


Now 20
th

in federal science & engineering support,
and the only N.C. university in the top 20 (NSF)


First among public universities in the south in NIH
funding (13
th

overall)


Among the top four public research universities in the
nation
(Lombardi et al., 2000)


9
th

nationally in federal funding for fellowships,
traineeships, and training grants


42 of our graduate programs in the top 25


11
th

in faculty members in national academies (35)

Among the Leaders

in
N
IH

Funding



13th in total NIH Support ($207 million)



3rd in NIH Support to Dental Schools ($8.4 million)



15th in NIH Support to Medical Schools ($144.2 million)



3rd in NIH Support to Schools of Nursing ($5.3 million)



25th in NIH Support to Schools of Pharmacy ($1.5 million)




5th in NIH Support Schools of Public Health ($28.8 million)

NASA Provides Important
Support to UNC
-
Chapel Hill

Funding from NASA in State


Fiscal Year 2001 was $1,454,692


The level of support may seem modest,
but UNC
-
Chapel Hill has no School of
Engineering


In Computer Science


Research is how we train graduate
students


Each spends at least a semester as RA



Research experience helps our
graduates excel


Most work in industry for companies
such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Nortel,
AT&T, and Silicon Graphics.


Henry Fuchs, professor of computer science, looks on while Etta Pisano,
associate professor radiology, tries out augmented reality on a
mannequin. The technology uses computed tomography and
ultrasound to augment what a surgeon would normally see. Virtual
reality and computer graphics are strengths of the computer science
program at UNC
-
Chapel Hill


Medical Science has been
Important to NASA


Since 1989, NASA has supported Professor Mitsuo
Yamauchi in the UNC
-
Chapel Hill School of
Dentistry


Studies have included biochemical changes of bone
in a model of weightlessness and bone matrix
changes during skeletal unloading and reloading



Integration of NASA Remote
Sensing Data and the Social
Sciences


Ronald Rindfuss uses cellular automaton modeling to
develop simulations of land use scenarios


With NASA funding, the research draws heavily on
recent work in remote sensing, demography, sociology,
complexity theory, and related social and biophysical
disciplines.


Chris Martens, professor of
marine sciences, in Brazil,
where he and his team have
done field work measuring
gases emitted from the rain
forest. Part of the Large Scale
Biosphere
-
Atmosphere
Experiment in Amazonia
(LBA), led by Brazil, with
U.S. participation, and funded
by NASA.


Collaboration

in science and education

Research to understand carbon
nanotubes, understand their
intercalation chemistry, and
evaluate them as potential
energy storage devices.


Left: Carbon nanotubes


Below: Otto Zhou’s lab

We bring high quality programs in the physical,
atmospheric, earth and ocean sciences, mathematics
and computer science. We also have outstanding
strength in biology, health, and the behavioral and
social sciences. Collectively, we have a great deal
to offer NASA in the years to come.

UNC
-
Chapel Hill Stands Ready to
Strengthen Its Partnership with NASA