Research & Innovation

Research at UNC Health Care includes thousands of physicians and scientists who make basic scientific breakthroughs, engage in translational research, which aims to bring lab discoveries into the clinics to benefit the people of North Carolina and the world and conduct many clinical studies with patients.

UNC School of Medicine

At the heart of this endeavor is the UNC School of Medicine, which is ranked seventh in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The School houses internationally-recognized research departments and centers.

Exterior of Marsico Hall.

The UNC School of Medicine and NC State University share a productive state-of-the-art biomedical engineering department. 

Faculty in the school are engaged in innovative medicine, like the first FDA-approved brain stem cochlear implant in young Grayson Clamp. 

North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute

The NC TraCS Institute works to accelerate clinical and translational research discoveries from the lab to the clinic where the patients need it most.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials at UNC Health Care through Join the Conquest and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carolina Kickstart

Through Carolina Kickstart, dozens of companies based on UNC Health Care research have been launched.

Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation is a resource center that promotes the development of patient-centered innovations to address the current challenges facing our nation’s health care delivery system related to cost efficiency, quality of care, and innovative health care delivery.