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2024 Innovation Pilot Award Projects Announced

April 24, 2024

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

State of the Art North Carolina Surgical Hospital Opening

April 19, 2024

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.

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.