Where We Work

NC TraCS, enabled by the resources and vision of the CTSA program, has fundamentally changed the clinical and translational research landscape at UNC and across the state.

We now have a presence in each of North Carolina's 100 counties. Below are a few examples of our activities and outreach.

NC map of where we work

Research on Location

2 COUNTIES
Provided “Research on Location” assistance in the recruitment of Spanish-speaking women from one NC church and two community health centers into a pilot study to manage weight gain and prevent type 2 diabetes.

REACH NC

14 COUNTIES
Created REACH NC, a research collaboration and networking system that houses information on 8,405 investigators (284,527 publications, 52,087 grants) from 15 UNC system schools, Duke University, and partner RTI International.

Personalized Medicine

56 COUNTIES
Provided personalized medicine consultations on a 500-subject trial on the genetic impact of CYP2D6 variants in recurrence of breast cancer, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and led to an intervention in which patients received an adjusted chemotherapy dose based on genotyping results.

Community-generated Priorities

59 COUNTIES
Established a priority-setting process with community members now reflected in 68% of our pilot grant awardees, as well as educational activities and peer-reviewed publications.

North Carolina Network Consortium

60 COUNTIES
Expanded the North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC) from four to eight practice-based research networks and helped acquire $40 million in grant funding.