NC TraCS awarded funding for a $5K-50K grant application submitted by Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, titled, “A new fMRI method with superior sensitivity, no geometric distortion, and negligible acoustic noise.” Shih is the director of the Center for Animal MRI housed within the Biomedical Research and Imaging Center, and an associate professor of neurology.
The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) provides a variety of pilot funding opportunities to facilitate the transfer of research findings to clinical practice in order to improve the health of the people of North Carolina. The grant program is designed to encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research in its many forms. Cross-disciplinary basic science research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease, clinical research/trials, epidemiological studies, and/or community-based research are considered eligible for these awards.
The TraCS $5K-50K grant awards one-year grants of up to $25,000 which must be matched for total awards of up to $50,000.