NC TraCS Award Announcements

The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce awardees for the 127th cycle of the TraCS $2K pilot grants. In total, 7 applications were received and 3 were chosen for funding. Awardees include investigators from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, School of Medicine, East Carolina...

NC TraCS Award Announcements

The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce awardees for the 24th cycle of the TraCS $5K-$50K matched pilot grants. In total, 33 applications were received and 8 were chosen for funding. Awardees include investigators from UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings...

The National COVID Cohort Collaborative

The COVID-19 pandemic raises many difficult questions for clinicians, researchers and informaticians. Which drugs are the most viable candidates for a given patient? How can we efficiently and effectively assemble the right cohort for a trial? What social determinants impact course and outcome? How...

Chancellor's Message to Students, Research Community

UNC-Chapel Hill is developing a plan to reopen the university's research operations in June and July, and to have students back on campus in August. Dear Carolina Community, Students, congratulations on finishing exams. To our seniors, be on the lookout for special messages as we recognize your...

Magnetic stimulation treating MDD study wins 2020 Health Innovation award

Congratulations to Shahzad K Ali, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, and Robert K McClure, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, on being awarded the 2020 Innovation Pilot Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation. Their study is entitled "Intermittent Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation...

Trial Innovation Network COVID-19 Update

The Trial Innovation Centers (TICs) and Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC) remain operational during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Patients still need access to clinical trials and studies that may benefit them. Helping researchers plan these future trials is a Trial Innovation Network (TIN) priority....

CaSE releases Community Connections newsletter focused on COVID-19

This bimonthly newsletter from the Community and Stakeholder Engagement (CaSE) Program at TraCS provides news, resources, and opportunities related to community engaged research for interested community partners and research stakeholders. This special COVID-19 newsletter discusses how the pandemic...

Using the ACT Network to Gain Insight into COVID-19

As part of AMIA's ongoing COVID-19 Webinar Series, they will take a look at how the Clinical Research Informatics community is contributing to better understanding the clinical nature of the coronavirus. Members of the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) network will present an overview of the existing...

What they’re trained for

Biomedical engineers at Carolina and NC State respond to COVID-19 by teaming to speed the development of an emergency ventilator Biomedical engineering student Kathlyne Bautista always knew that her coursework and training would set her on a path to make a life-changing difference for people. But...

COVID-19 response and updates

NIH Updates Data Mining The NIH COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) of scholarly literature about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and the Coronavirus group is open and available for text data mining tool development. Target Audience: US artificial intelligence experts are called on to use this...

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