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Pilot funding helps team develop model to capture COVID-19 spread

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.

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TraCS TL1 Scholar wins 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award

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.

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TraCS asks for feedback from research community

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.

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Carolina again tops $1 billion in research awards

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.

James Meyo looks at cell media under a computerized microscope in the Dittmer Lab in the UNC School of Medicine’s microbiology and immunology department on Feb. 23, 2021. The lab is part of a Carolina collaboration tracking and analyzing SARS-CoV-2 variants. (Megan May/UNC Research)

Lessons from UNC Research

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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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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