About NC TraCS

Think of our helpful and knowledgeable staff and faculty as your extended research team.

NC TraCS is a grant-funded institute founded as a service to the research community— guiding you through clinical trials and regulatory approval, all the way to implementation in patient care. We do this by being a catalytic partner that educates, funds, connects, and supports researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and across the U.S.

Our Partners

Together with our partners, we help advance the science of translation at UNC and beyond.

Our Aims

Perform and support research that advances the science of translation with the goal of overcoming barriers to rapid translation of research—allowing implementation of best evidence to our patients and their communities.
Maximize the informativeness of translational research to drive its impact to improve clinical care and reduce harms, with particular attention to populations impacted by health inequities.
Train and maintain a diverse, expert, multidisciplinary translational research workforce at all professional levels prepared to meet the challenges of current and future health crises.
Implement evidence-based strategies to improve human health using our learning health care system as our laboratory.


NC TraCS is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, grant UM1TR004406.

Additional funding for the NC TraCS Institute comes from the following:

  • UNC Health
  • State of North Carolina
  • Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • UNC Office of the Provost
  • UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development

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Contact Us

Brinkhous-Bullitt, 2nd floor
160 N. Medical Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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Cite Us

CitE and SUBMit CTSA Grant number - UM1TR004406

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