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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 School of Global Public Health, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, RTI International, and NC State University. These awards are comprised of NC TraCS funding matched by funds from UNC Schools, Departments and Centers, and funding from partner organizations. The 8 projects are listed alphabetically below by the PI’s last name.

TraCS $5K - $50K Translational Research Matched Pilot Grants

  • Enyioha, Chineme, Dept. of Family Medicine, School of Medicine
    Project Title: Features of mHealth Interventions for Smoking Cessation that Appeal to African American Smokers
  • Fisher, Matthew, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
    Pietrosimone, Brian, Dept. of Exercise & Sport Science, College of Arts and Sciences
    Project Title: Effect of Skeletal Maturity on Biomarkers for Post-traumatic OA after ACL Injury
  • Flower, Kori, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    McLaurin-Jiang, Skye, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    Project Title: Car Seat Tolerance Screening in United States Newborn Nurseries: Failure Rates and Risk Factors
  • Jacox, Laura, Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry
    Project Title: Orthognathic Speech Pathology: Understanding How Dentofacial Disharmonies Effect Speech Pre- and Post-Operation
  • Kimple, Adam, Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
    Ostrowski, Lawrence, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    Project Title: Second Generation Mucolytics for the Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Shaikh, Saame, Dept. of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health
    Project Title: Bioavailability of SPMs in obese humans
  • Taylor, Joan, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
    Batrakova, Elena, Dept. of Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
    Project Title: Pre-clinical evaluation of a novel therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease
  • Toth, Danielle, RTI International
    Kinard, Jessica, Dept. of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine
    Wheeler, Anne, RTI International
    Project Title: Remote Assessment for Latinx Infants and Children at High Risk for Developmental Disabilities

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

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