Leadership

John Buse, MD, PhD

John Buse MD, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator & 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.
Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH

Nick Shaheen MD, MPH

Co-Principal Investigator & 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.
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
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Michelle Maclay
Director of Community and Partner Relations
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Janee Smith
Chief Financial Officer
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Steven Maas, PhD
TraCS Central Manager
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