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2018 Innovation Pilot Award Request for Proposal

The UNC Center for Health Innovation has released the request for proposal for its 2018 Innovation Pilot Awards. All UNC SOM and HCS employees from any affiliate are eligible to apply. Applications are due January 16, 2018 and as many as four awards of up to $50,000 each will be announced in March. 

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Collaborate With Us

CollaborateWe collaborate with outside organizations on a variety of innovations in health care including analytics, technology, payment models, and patient care delivery. Our Digital Health Innovation Sprint is an easy way to engage and get to know us.

Innovate Within UNC

InnovateWe provide funding, advice and support to UNC employees, faculty members and clinicians with innovative ideas or projects. Over the last five years our Innovation Pilot Award program funded over $816,000 for employee teams to test novel ideas at UNC.

UNC lands $1.7M grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb

Anil GehiThe three-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation will enable Anil Gehi, MD, to continue development of a protocol to improve care for patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib). Dr. Gehi established the care model in 2015 at UNC Medical Center through a pilot grant from the UNC Center for Health Innovation, and reduced hospitalizations for Afib patients by more than 30 percentage points in the first year. The Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation grant will allow Dr. Gehi to adapt and evaluate application of the protocol across primary care and urgent care settings.   Read More