Brouwer, Kohn Receive Grants from NC TraCS Institute
School faculty members Kim Brouwer, PharmD, PhD, and Harold Kohn, PhD, have received $10,000 grants from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute.
Brouwer, a William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the , will use her grant for a project titled "Drug-Drug Interactions in the Liver: Effect of Ritonavir, a Transport Protein Modulator, on the Hepatic Exposure of 99m Technetium-Mebrofenin in Healthy Human Volunteers."
Kohn is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products. His project is titled "A Tale of Two Antiepileptics: Seeking Neurological agents with more diverse structure and function."
The grants are designed to support researchers with the early development of a research idea or to expand an existing study beyond the original scope into promising new directions. The NC TraCS Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill is one of fifty-five medical research institutions working together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country. The consortium, funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), works to reduce the time it takes for laboratory discoveries to become treatments for patients, to engage communities in clinical research efforts, and to train a new generation of clinical researchers. The CTSA program is led by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health.