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