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Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, the Bozymski-Heizer Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named co-PI of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute.

Shaheen’s appointment took effect July 1. He will take over leadership from Tim Carey, MD, MPH, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine, who has had a leadership role in NC TraCS since its inception in 2008. Carey will remain involved with NC TraCS through his roles as Chair of the NC TraCS Pilot Program Study Section and assisting with informatics and mentoring. John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will continue in his role as co-PI and director of NC TraCS.

“NC TraCS is a dynamic, multifaceted institution full of talented, creative people,” said Shaheen. “They work every day to make the research environment at UNC the best it can be. I am looking forward to working with the terrific TraCS staff, as well as the other faculty of the Institute, to support researchers at UNC and our partners RTI, NC State, and NC A&T.”

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