A TraCS COVID pilot awarded in June 2020 is producing results. A multidisciplinary team from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology, and East Carolina University has developed a simple model to illustrate COVID-19 spread within a hypothetical school over the course of a semester, given different assumptions regarding mask usage, incoming protection, and testing policies.
The National Minority Quality Forum has announced the winners of the 2021 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. After receiving hundreds of applications from healthcare professionals across the country, these 40 represent the next generation of thought leaders in reducing health disparities. UNC's Megan L. Srinivas, MD, MPH, is one of this year's winners.
In January 2022, NC TraCS will submit our Institute’s next funding renewal application to the NIH. Your input and feedback are critical as we begin writing our application. As a TraCS services and resources user, we will ask you to complete a survey over the next few weeks. We want to know how we have helped you in your research career and any outcomes of the research.
For the second year in a row, awards for research conducted at Carolina exceeded $1 billion. Overall, the University received more than $1.073 billion in new research awards in fiscal year 2021. Funding from these awards is used to conduct research projects and experiments for external sponsors like federal agencies, industry partners and nonprofit organizations.
As many Carolina employees adjust to the return to campus, they have a successful prototype in UNC Research, which led the way to safe in-person work. UNC Research developed a plan back in June 2020 to ramp up on-campus research from critical projects only — COVID-19 related, among others — to 50% capacity. Read the latest advice from leaders and researchers at UNC, including TraCS' own Laura Viera.
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