CTSA Renewal Update

Please read this message from Dr. Runge, Director of the NC TraCS Institute, UNC's CTSA.

Many of you have asked me about the CTSA grant submission and whether we know anything further about funding for the coming five years. For this reason, I thought I’d give you an update of what we do know as of March 2013. We submitted our application on the submission date, January 8, 2013.

At this point, we do not know when the grant will be reviewed. We have heard it will happen late spring.

A total of 18 institutions will be funded. We are one of the 14 existing CTSA institutions that submitted this round. We have been told that around 20 to 25 other institutions, that are currently unfunded, submitted applications.

Thanks go out to many faculty and leaders across the health sciences schools who put countless hours into what we believe is a terrific application.

I wish we could tell you more. We believe we have a strong program at UNC, funded through the CTSA grant and institutional funds that support NC TraCS.

If you have questions or would like more information about the UNC CTSA, please contact Rosemary Simpson, Chief Operating Office, at rosemary_simpson@med.unc.edu or call 919-843-1388.

Sincerely,

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD
Director, NC TraCS Institute