Health Registry

In order to better understand the causes of diseases, like cancer, which affect many North Carolinians, the UNC Department of Neurosurgery has joined forces with the UNC Health Registry. The Health Registry aims to prevent diseases, find better ways to treat them, and also help people live their lives more fully even if they have illnesses.

The purpose of the Registry’s research is to collect information and biologic specimens that will be collected and stored together for use in different kinds of research; this is called a specimen "biobank." The purpose of this biobank is to serve as a resource for future research. Researchers use specimens and data from participants to study how genes, lifestyle and our environment may lead to disease and to study what things may affect how people do after they are treated.

If you are 18 years of age or older, have a North Carolina address, and an appointment in the North Carolina Hospital system, we invite you to play an important role by participating in this extraordinary, historic effort.

For further information regarding the UNC Health Registry, please visit For specific questions, please call 1-877-783-2358, or Email: