Proposals were sought from UNC Health and School of Medicine faculty and employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, new technology, advanced analytics and more.
The UNC Center for Health Innovation announced winners of the tenth annual Innovation Pilot Awards on March 24, 2022. Proposals were sought from UNC Health and School of Medicine faculty and employees for innovations across a spectrum of areas including care delivery, new technology, advanced analytics and more. Proposals demonstrated clear dedication to improving care for patients and strengthening the health care system.
The winning teams include:
Social Media Designs to Reduce Cancer Misinformation
PI: Allison Lazard, PhD (Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Investigating the Effects of Bupropion (Wellbutrin/Zyban) On Aortic Aneurysm Development
PI: Thomas Caranasos, MD (Surgery)
Utilizing Built in LIDAR Cameras on iOS Devices to Provide Continuous Stereotactic Navigation for Emergent Neurosurgical Procedures
PI: Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc (Neurosurgery)
Co-PI: Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD, MS (Neurosurgery)
Virtual Reality Patient Safety Training to Enhance the Holistic View of the Culture of Patient Safety and High-Reliability Organizations
PI: Amro Khasawneh, PhD (Radiation Oncology)
Co-PI: Lukasz Mazur, PhD (Radiation Oncology)
See previous award winners for more information on prior proposals and other winners from years past.
Established by UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine, the Center for Health Innovation initiates, evaluates and supports the adoption of disruptive, patient-centered innovations in the delivery and financing of health care. The Center strives to provide rapid assessment, coordinated facilitation, program management, partnership development and funding for innovation. To learn more about the Center, visit www.med.unc.edu/innovation.