We are very proud that the National Institutes of Health has made a $61 million grant to UNC over five years for our Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA). Dr. Paul Watkins, Principal Investigator for this proposal, along with many others from across campus, are to be congratulated for their well deserved success.
After more than two years of hard work securing the grant, Dr. Watkins has decided to step down as the Principal Investigator.
We are delighted that Etta D. Pisano, MD, Kenan Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, has agreed to serve as the Principal Investigator for the CTSA. Dr. Pisano and the other CTSA leaders will oversee the operations of the NC TraCS Institute (home of the CTSA) and clinical research activities across the University and the CTSA outreach across the state. They will work together to transform the clinical research efforts within the University and across the state so that faculty, students and patients are better served and the lives of the citizens of North Carolina are improved. She will be sending out detailed announcements soon and coming to speak to many of you regarding the services that will be available to all UNC faculty as a result of this exciting effort.