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Pilot Award Program

Our Pilot Award Program




  • 2024 Innovation Pilot Award Projects Announced

    The UNC Center for Health Innovation is pleased to announce the awardees of the 12th  Annual Innovation Pilot Awards. Proposals were sought from across UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine faculty and employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, workforce development, new technology, advanced analytics, and more. Five projects were selected … Read more

  • NC Surgical Hospital

    State of the Art North Carolina Surgical Hospital Opening

    The state-of-the-art facility spans seven stories with 26 advanced surgical suites and 80 patient rooms. The facility is fully equipped to facilitate the latest procedures, reinforcing UNC Health’s commitment to delivering superior patient care.

  • Wireless Drug Patch Shows Promise as Chronic Disease Treatment Delivery System

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists created a new drug delivery system, called the Spatiotemporal On-Demand Patch (SOP), which can receive commands wirelessly from a smartphone or computer to schedule and trigger the release of drugs from individual microneedles.

  • Innovation Pilot Award Recipient, Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc, Awarded Funding to Continue Work.

    Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc, a PGY6 neurosurgery resident, was awarded the KLS Martin Innovations Challenge Award for his work on utilizing consumer grade iOS devices to provide stereotactic neuronavigation for flexible endoscopy.  Earlier funding for his work was provided by UNC Center for Health Innovation’s Pilot Awards in 2022. For his research year, Dr. Abumoussa built an … Read more