NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Development and Commercialization Strategy Workshops

May 11, 2020

Innovate Carolina is sponsoring a series of NIH Small Business Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Proposal Development & Commercialization Strategy workshops, presented by NC Small Business Technology Development Center. This two half-day virtual workshop covering the details of an NIH SBIR/STTR proposal, including potential conflicts of interest, budgets, key team players, and post award management. … Continued

2019 CFTK Research Grant Awards

March 6, 2020

The UNC CRI is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Carolina For The Kids (CFTK) Research Grant Awards, part of the CRI’s Research Grant Initiative. These grants are made possible by the generous donors and hard work of UNC students through the Carolina For The Kids Foundation. These awards are designed to provide … Continued

2019 UNC Children’s Development Early Career Investigator Grant Awards

February 20, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2019 UNC Children’s Development Early Career Investigator Grants, part of the CRI’s Research Grant Initiative. These awards are funded by the UNC Children’s Medical Foundation through fundraising and philanthropic donations. This grant supports the development of pediatric researchers to advance child health. In alignment with this … Continued

Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program

November 21, 2019

The Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program will be hosting a 4-day training session March 16-19, 2020 at the Emerge Center in Durham, NC. The aim of the program is to provide evidence-based treatment for tobacco use and dependence for health professionals. The TTS Program consists of on-site training and combines findings from the most … Continued

NIH Awards $7.5 million to ramp up clinical trials for rare, genetic airway diseases

October 14, 2019

To continue the push toward clinical trial readiness for individuals with rare diseases, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, in partnership with other NIH institutes and centers, announced its continued support of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network, including $7.5 million over the next five years for the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium (GDMCC), led … Continued

Genomic Medicine for Ill Neonates and Infants (GEMINI Study)

September 20, 2019

Andrea Trembath, MD, MPH of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is leading UNC-Chapel Hill’s involvement in the GEMINI Study. This multi-center, prospective clinical trial is designed to evaluate the clinical and economic utility of performing rapid whole genomic sequencing (vs. targeted genomic sequencing panels) in neonates and infants with suspected genetic disorders. As costs and … Continued

NIAID Calls for Commitment to STI Research to Surmount Growing Health Crisis

September 20, 2019

In 2017, the CDC reported 2.3 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. A. Fauci, MD, Director of the NIAID, addressed this growing health crisis in a perspective piece in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, highlighting the need for innovative research for diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines to address the rising … Continued

Jaspers Comments on Vaping Injuries and Safety Concerns in The Conversation

September 17, 2019

In a new piece written for the website The Conversation, Ilona Jaspers, PhD, speaks to the recent rise in cases of vaping-associated lung injury–and why vaping should not be considered a safe alternative to cigarettes. Dr. Jaspers, an inhalation toxicologist, studies how pollutants, inhaled chemicals and other particles affect human health. “When e-cigarettes first came to … Continued

Hernandez and Carpenter Awarded Grant by the National Science Foundation

September 13, 2019

Young adults often monitor their health with wearable devices, which could also be used to improve their ability to detect worsening asthma symptoms. UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU researchers, including Michelle Hernandez, MD, and Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH, have been awarded an NSF grant to study early asthma exacerbation detection through wearables developed by NCSU. Hernandez … Continued