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Medicine-Receives-NCTRACS-Pilot-Awards-600x600NC TraCS recently announced the recipients of new pilot grant awards, and five recipients are from the Department of Medicine.

Following is a list of the recipients and their project titles.

Andrea Azcarate-Peril, PhD (Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Project Title: Safety, Tolerability, and Biosignature of Humanized Prebiotics in Healthy Adults

Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Center for Aging and Health, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, Schools of Medicine and Eshelman School of Pharmacy), and Jennifer Lund, PhD (Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health )
Project Title: Validating Claims-based Definitions for Deprescribing Using Electronic Health Records: Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Administrative Data Sources

Evan Raff, MD (Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine) and Lauren Raff, MD (Assistant Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine)
Project Title: Reducing Health Inequities in the Rapid Response System for Hospitalized Patients that Self-identify their Primary Language as Spanish

Sarah Rutstein, MD, PhD (Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Does it move the needle? Characterizing long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy eligibility, uptake, and integration at UNC

Julie Marchesan, DDS, PhD (Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Oral Health) and Karen Swanson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases)
Project Title: Sex-specific differences in inflammasome modulation of periodontitis

Read the full list of NC TraCS Awards.