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Congratulations to both Dr. Elizabeth Loboa and Dr. Mahsa Mohiti-Asli on their recent NC TraCS Award! Their proposal, entitled “Biocompatible, Biodegradable Controlled Release Smart Bandages for Regenerating Skin and Healing Infected Wounds,” will continue the Cell Mechanics Laboratory’s work investigating smart bandages for improved wound care. The $50k Pilot Grant is scheduled to begin September 1st of this year; it is the second NC TraCS Grant that Dr. Loboa’s lab has received.

NC TraCS, or The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, administers the Pilot Program that aims to facilitate the transfer of innovative research findings from labs into clinics. NC TraCS is the integrated home of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program at UNC, which is funded through the National Institutes of Health. The Pilot Program focuses on comparative effectiveness research and transformative technologies.

To see the full list of winners, take a look at the announcement from NC TraCS.

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