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December 14, 2021

UNC-Led CORVASEQ Surveillance Program Detects Omicron Variant in North Carolina

The Coronavirus Variant Sequencing (CORVASEQ) Surveillance Program, led by a team of UNC researchers, has detected the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant in North Carolina. Together, members of the program at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Duke, Wake Forest, and East Carolina have sequenced more than 10,000 samples from COVID-19 positive patients to track the spread and development of the virus across the state.

November 23, 2021

InsideTraCS with Emily Pfaff, PhD

Emily Pfaff, PhD, is Co-director of Informatics and Data Science at NC TraCS. She has a PhD in Health Informatics and a master's in Information Science, both from UNC. Her primary expertise and research interests are in "computable phenotyping" and clinical data modeling in support of translational research. We recently spoke with Pfaff about improving/refining health data collection and analysis, COVID research, and the role of informatics in solving today's pressing health problems.