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Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD

Donahue, Young Awarded NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, have received an NIH grant to increase uptake of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). The study's stakeholders are all a part of the TraCS-supported North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC), a diverse statewide consortium of providers, academic institutions, and patients. The TraCS Informatics and Data Science (IDSci) team will be providing data and support for this project


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Scientists use machine learning models to help identify long COVID patients

A study published in The Lancet Digital Health led by TraCS' and UNC School of Medicine's Emily R. Pfaff, PhD, shows how the National COVID Cohort Collaborative used XGBoost machine learning models to better define long COVID and identify potential long-COVID patients with a high degree of accuracy.

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Implant Churns Out CAR-T Cells to Combat Cancer in Animal Models

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill have developed an implantable biotechnology that produces and releases chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CAR-T) for attacking cancerous tumors. This project was partially funded by a 2019 NC TraCS Translational Team Science Award.

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The pandemic's impact on primary care PBRNs

UNC's Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH, and Michelle Hernandez, MD, along with researchers from across the country recently posted a salient article on Health Affairs Forefront titled "The Watershed Of Practice-Based Research: Lessons And Opportunities From The COVID Pandemic."

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New Community and Patient Advisory Board will guide equitable approaches to clinical and translational science

NC TraCS has launched a new Community and Patient Advisory Board focused on promoting and supporting equity in research. The 11-member CPAB consists of community members, patients, and advocates with varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.


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Advancing the research agenda at UNC-Chapel Hill

Watch our new video and learn what’s possible with support from NC TraCS – drones that deliver life-saving equipment, potential mental health treatment based on brain wave therapy, and 3D-printed intravaginal rings to deliver therapeutics are just a few of the possibilities. We’re here to help strengthen and accelerate research at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond.

TraCS Service Highlights

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FastTraCS provides design service for medical device innovation

Our industry-experienced engineers provide design services to assist innovators as they translate their ideas for medical devices from napkin sketch to reality
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Research resources available on SharePoint

Learn what data is available in the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDW-H) and how it can support your research.
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Recruitment: tips on the remote consent process

Review best practices and options for conducting the informed consent process for research studies remotely.

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