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The Eshelman Institute for Innovation serves as the innovation engine for the School and helps innovators to take the NEXT STEP in Advancing Medicine for Life


Providing seed funds for innovative opportunities

Therapeutic Grants

Supporting projects whose ultimate goal is to develop a drug in the oncology, infectious disease, or neuroscience (including rare disease) space.

Digital Health Grants

Supporting projects utilizing digital health, health IT, and software technologies that solve key health problems that improve outcomes, healthcare efficiency, and patient experience.

Technology Platform Grants

Supporting development of novel tool(s) with the potential to accelerate drug discovery/development.



Supporting commercialization of new products, services and technologies

Strategic Outreach

Facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations with industry and other external organizations


Supporting faculty in bringing innovative discoveries to market

IP Support

Helping identify, evaluate, protect, translate, and commercialize inventions and technology


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