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Harrop recognized as a rising star in autism research

Clare Harrop, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 rising stars for autism research by Spectrum, a leading source of news and opinion on autism research.

Harrop is also a member of the UNC Autism Center, an investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and a former TraCS KL2 scholar (2018-2021). She describes her first TraCS $2K grant as a gateway that opened doors to many other opportunities, including the Gene Orringer Junior Faculty Career Development Program (TraCS KL2 program).


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New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy effective Jan 2023

As January 25, 2023 (the effective date of the new NIH DMS Policy) approaches, the NIH continues to develop resources and implementation information to help the community prepare. View recordings and resource slides from the recent webinar series.

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Clinical trial conducted in the CTRC leads to first FDA-approved medication for eosinophilic esophagitis

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH worked with colleagues on a clinical trial conducted in the NC TraCS Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) that led to the first FDA-approved medication for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in adults and adolescents.

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Funding Opportunity: Promoting Health Equity Research in Southeastern NC

The Promoting Health Equity Research pilot award is currently open for applications. This award supports research projects that broadly address strategies for reducing barriers and promoting optimal outcomes for historically marginalized populations through a lens of access, value, and equity. Deadline for applications: March 27, 2023.

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Shining a light on a rare public health challenge

NCATS Director Joni Rutter, PhD, shines a light on the public health challenge of rare diseases in a guest post for the NIH Director’s Blog. In her post, she discusses the personal and economic burdens posed by rare diseases and highlights how NCATS is working to bring more treatments to people with rare diseases faster.


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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.

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TraCS program works to support inclusive research and health equity

ISP works to achieve health equity among communities who are Black and Indigenous; children and adolescents; Disabled, blind, d/Deaf and hard of hearing, and/or neurodivergent; Latino/a/e/x; LGBTQIA and gender diverse; migrants and refugees; and older adults.
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Community and Patient Advisory Board

The TraCS Community and Patient Advisory Board promotes and supports equity in research. The 11-member CPAB consists of community members, patients, and advocates with varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.
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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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