The Office of Research (OoR) seeks to support research at the School of Medicine. This includes the infrastructure, communication and development necessary for a strong and growing research enterprise. Collaboration is one of the great strengths of UNC-Chapel Hill's research enterprise and the SOM investigators, who have numerous projects and programs with investigators across campus. Thus the OoR works closely with many different units and offices throughout the institution. The Office is led by the SOM Vice Dean for Research, Dr. Terry Magnuson. For further information about the OoR team, please see People. For information on the multiple committees with which the OoR interfaces, please see Communication, under About. For the responsibilities and activities with which the OoR is engaged, please see Research.
As part of the School of Medicine Strategic Plan, the OoR has partnered with TraCS to support translational pilot projects engaging new translational research teams across the SOM. The multi-phase Translational Team Science Awards (TTSA) were initiated in 2013 and have supported a diverse group of basic science and clinical teams. Please go to the Research Funding section for more information on the TTSA grant process and TTSA research teams. The next call for concepts will be in Fall 2015.