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NC TraCS Award Announcements

The NC TraCS Institute is pleased to announce awardees for 2 programs:

  • The 115th cycle of the TraCS $2k pilot grants
  • The TraCS $2K Stakeholder Engagement vouchers

In total, 12 applications were received and 9 were chosen for funding. Awardees include investigators from UNC's Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, School of Media & Journalism, School of Nursing, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, N.C. A&T State University, and NC State University. The 9 projects are listed by Program below.

TraCS $2K Pilot Grant Program

Jordan Baer, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Project Title: Proof of concept formulation development of long-acting gemcitabine hydrogel for the treatment of pancreatic cancer

Keturah Faurot, School of Medicine
Project Title: Development of a Novel mHealth Application for Dietary Supplement Tracking--Acquiring Patient Perspectives

Ida Griesemer, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Project Title: A qualitative study of the design, implementation, and sustainability of a racial-equity focused intervention at two cancer centers

Lauren Hill, Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Project Title: Targeting Stress as a Cause of Non-Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in People Living with HIV

Jacob Rohde, School of Media & Journalism
Project Title: Developing a Measure of Perceived Message Effectiveness for Youth E-Cigarette Prevention

Michael Sano, School of Medicine
Callie Fogle, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University
Project Title: A Feasibility Study for using INSPIRE Focal Ablation Technology for the Treatment of Melanoma Using an Equine Model of Disease

Jeannette Wade, College of Health & Human Sciences, N.C. A&T State University
Ramine Alexander, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, N.C. A&T State University
Cheryl Woods-Giscombe, School of Nursing
Project Title: The Strong Black Woman Script and Obesity Risk- How to Navigate Your Reality

Lin Wang, School of Medicine
Project Title: Analysis and Integration of Signaling Pathways in the Development and Progression of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based on Whole Genome RNA Sequencing Data from the Cancer Genome Atlas Database

TraCS $2K Stakeholder Engagement Voucher Program

Isabel Roth, School of Medicine
Project Title: Engaging Stakeholders in Research on a Telephone-delivered Mindfulness Intervention for Rural, African American Families


View a complete list of Pilot awardees at tracs.unc.edu/pilot.

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