Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH

Nick Shaheen MD, MPH

MPI* & Co-Director
Dr. Shaheen is a gastroenterologist and epidemiologist known for his groundbreaking research on Barrett's esophagus. Over the course of his career, he has developed and tested new endoscopic methods for treatment of patients with Barrett's and has served as the PI on several large, multi-center trials testing novel endoscopic technologies that have fundamentally changed the care of patients with early esophageal neoplasia. He is also a member of several national consortia that are conducting translational studies of Barrett's patients.
John Buse, MD, PhD

John Buse MD, PhD

MPI* & Co-Director
Dr. Buse’s clinical and research interests are in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. He works with teams of investigators in diabetes clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and translation of basic science research towards clinical application. His current projects focus on the development of glucose-responsive insulin, cardiovascular safety and efficacy of diabetes drugs, and developing the evidence-base for treatment guidelines of the future in diabetes care.
Andrea Carnegie, PhD

Andrea Carnegie PhD

Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Carnegie directs the administrative, financial, and operational affairs of NC TraCS. She has a PhD in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University and did her postdoctoral training at Oregon Health Sciences University, where her research focused on intracellular signaling pathways regulating heart cell growth and heart disease. Committed to supporting the next generation of researchers, Dr. Carnegie uses her combined scientific and administrative experience to help lead the advancement of clinical and translational science at UNC.

Administrative Team Members

Mary Beth Cassely
Director, Innovations Program
Michelle Maclay
Director of Community and Partner Relations
Janee Smith
Chief Financial Officer
Steven Maas, PhD
TraCS Central Manager

For additional NC TraCS faculty and staff, visit the applicable team page listed on each service offering page.

* MPI (Multiple Principal Investigator): The multi-PD/PI option presents an important opportunity for investigators seeking support for projects or activities that require a team science approach. This option is targeted specifically to those projects that do not fit the single-PD/PI model and therefore is intended to supplement and not replace the traditional single-PD/PI model. The overarching goal is to maximize the potential of team science efforts to be responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. (source: NIH website)

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