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BIRCWH Scholars Benefit from NC TraCS Umbrella

In 2000, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program was created by the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the careers of promising faculty who wished to study women’s health.

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Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Synereca agent aims to help existing antibiotics battle resistant bugs

Imagine a world in which one survives a risky surgery, tough course of chemotherapy or premature birth, only to succumb to a hospital infection because the bacterium in question is drug resistant. That’s a very real possibility in the not-so-distant future, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America,

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What can you do with $2K

In the world of medical research, $2,000 may not seem like very much, but TraCS investigators are finding all kinds of ways to take this relatively small sum and stretch it to, well, new lengths.

For example, Michael Dulin, of the Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research, principal investigator on a project to develop geospatial models to study patterns of access to healthcare by Hispanic immigrants, used his $2K grant to hire a student to perform the geocoding. These preliminary data were then used to win an $835,000, 2-year NIH grant which he, his collaborators and community partners will use to create a focused health intervention.

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