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  • 2021 Innovation Pilot Awards RFP – Now accepting applications!

    The Center for Health Innovation of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine is pleased to announce the Innovation Pilot Awards for 2021. All UNC SOM and HCS employees from any owned affiliate are eligible to apply. Applications are due Tuesday, January 19, 2021.


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  • Mini Mouse Universal Genotyping Array

    UNC Researchers Developed New Tool to Enhance Value of Lab Mice in Biomedical Research

    Researchers from UNC’s Departments of Genetics and Computer Science led the international consortium to develop the Mini Mouse Universal Genotyping Array (MiniMUGA). This tool intends to improve researchers’ understanding of the genetics of mouse models. The team included 69 researchers spanning UNC, in addition to partners from six other institutions.

  • Dr. Qi Zhang

    Zhang Lab Researchers Discover Mechanism to Regulate Essential Cancer MicroRNA

    UNC School of Medicine lab of Dr. Qi Zhang utilized MRI technology to discover a mechanism to regulate microRNA. MicroRNA are essential to gene regulation, and abnormal microRNA can be linked to cancer and other diseases. Understanding the role of microRNA is important to developing better RNA-targeted therapeutics.

  • Dr. Evan Dellon

    UNC Trial Shows Promise for Treating Eosinophilic Gastritis and Duodenitis

    Dr. Evan S. Dellon, winner of a 2018 Innovation Pilot Award from the Center for Health Innovation, is the co-leader of the Anti-Siglec-8 Antibody Trial. This phase-2 trial is the first randomized trial for eosinophilic gastritis and duodenitis, and shows promise for treating these underdiagnosed diseases.

  • Dr. Cynthia Bulik

    UNC Researchers Lead Groundbreaking Eating Disorder Genetics Study

    The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative will further explore the linkage between genetics and eating disorders. This study is led by Dr. Cynthia Bulik with the aim of identifying additional genes that increase a person’s risk of developing eating disorders and other commonly co-occuring mental health conditions. Over 6,000 participants will be recruited for this study.

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