About Us

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Our mission is to accelerate clinical and translational research from health science to discovery to dissemination to patients and communities.

We seek to overcome barriers to translation by improving efficiency, training the research workforce and sharing successful research methods.

We aim to:

  • Expand to support the full spectrum of clinical and translational research
  • Focus on three strategic initiatives: next-generation technologies to transform clinical research and practice, new paradigms and resources to accelerate drug development, and comparative effectiveness research to provide definitive evidence of the benefits and harms of tests and treatments
  • Train, support and motivate the next generation of clinical and translational researchers

Our unique combination of research and training resources supports the full range of clinical and translational research, from basic science to clinical application to policy change, in order to benefit patients across the state and nationally through the CTSA Consortium.

For a high-level overview of our organization and the services we offer, download our brochure.

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute is funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, grant UL1TR002489.

Additional funding for the NC TraCS Institute comes from the following:
UNC Health Care
State of North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
UNC Office of the Provost
UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development