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Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight
Scientists around the country are creating a secure, central database of electronic health records from coronavirus patients to aid in the ongoing effort to treat patients effectively. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the NC TraCS Institute.
Located in News / 2020 / May
UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
UNC Receives NIH Diabetes Research Center Grant with Partner Institutions
John Buse, MD, PhD, will lead the UNC site in a $5.7 million diabetes research collaboration with Duke, Wake Forest, and NC A&T, funded through the National Institutes of Health.
Located in News / 2020 / April
UNC researchers featured in PCORI, ADA video for international conference
Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine and Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the department of medicine were featured in this American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / June 13
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July
NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries
The NIH award features a new partnership with NC State, while the UNC-Chapel Hill-led Clinical and Translational Science Award Program continues its alliance with RTI International and N.C. A&T State University.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Pediatrics Delivers Investigational Genome Editing Therapy in Clinical Trial for the Rare Hunter Syndrome
First gene therapy performed by Dr. Joseph Muenzer and the UNC Clinical Translational and Research Center.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Buse leads clinical trial of new type 1 diabetes treatment
The study is designed to evaluate whether TTP399 is well tolerated when administered as an add-on to insulin therapy and can improve daily glucose profiles and HbA1c in people living with type 1 diabetes.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment
In lab experiments and animal models, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.
Located in News / 2017 / September