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

January 8, 2024

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

Scientists Successfully Maneuver Robot Through Living Lung Tissue

September 25, 2023

Ron Alterovitz, PhD, in the UNC Computer Science Department, and Jason Akulian, MD MPH, in the UNC School of Medicine, have shown that their steerable lung robot can autonomously maneuver the intricacies of the lung, while avoiding important lung structures.

2023 Innovation Pilot Award Winners

March 30, 2023

The UNC Center for Health Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the eleventh 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, new technology, advanced analytics, and more.