Life Sciences Research Partnerships

North Carolina A&T collaborates with other universities, centers and institutes on cutting-edge life sciences research. The examples below show many of the projects and partners with whom we have current partnerships. 

NC TraCS: Translational and Clinical Sciences

N.C. A&T is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and RTI International in the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute. For more information about this partnership, please read the NC TraCS Brochure. The mission of NC TraCS is to accelerate clinical and translational research from health science to discovery to dissemination to patients and communities. It seeks to overcome barriers to translation by improving efficiency, training the research workforce and sharing successful research methods.

NC TraCS aims to:

  • Expand to support the full spectrum of clinical and translational research.
  • Focus on three strategic initiatives: next-generation technologies to transform clinical research and practice, new paradigms and resources to accelerate drug development, and comparative-effectiveness research to provide definitive evidence of the benefits and harms of tests and treatments.
  • Train, support and motivate the next generation of clinical and translational researchers.

To learn more, visit the NC TraCS website.

In addition to its NC TraCS partnership, N.C. A&T partners with other health organizations as well.

Cone Health

N.C. A&T has been working with the Cone Health, conducting diabetes research in  conjunction with their Community Health & Wellness Clinic. The university is also engaging the nursing resources in the private, not-for-profit, healthcare delivery system to manage risks related to infectious disease. In addition, the university does cardiology research with Cone Health. Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, the director of nursing with Cone Health, was a panelist at N.C. A&T’s 2016 Biomedical Innovation Challenge. Learn more about Cone Health.

MMHI – Minority Men’s Health Initiative

Hampton University serves as the lead institution for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCUs) Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for research on minority men's health. The Minority Men's Health Initiative (MMHI) takes a comprehensive and meaningful approach to narrowing the gender gap of health disparities by harnessing the resources and expertise of HBCUs. These institutions collaborate in developing, advancing and implementing innovative transdisciplinary cross-tiered research that includes intervention components of education, training, and outreach to effectively and efficiently reduce health disparities in minority men. Learn more about the Minority Men’s Health Initiative.

North Carolina Agromedicine Institute

The North Carolina Agromedicine Institute conducts and promotes research, intervention, outreach and education to improve the health and safety of the agricultural community including farmers, farm workers, foresters, fishers and their families. The organization is a North Carolina inter-institutional institute whose partners are East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The goal of the institute is to reduce injury and illness by conducting research that leads to practical solutions and developing effective educational approaches that can be of benefit daily to the end user. The partner institutions want farming, logging and fishing workplaces to be safe and healthy for all. Learn More About the NC Agromedicine Institute.

Contact us to learn more at LifeSciencesResearch@ncat.edu

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