A new academic year has just begun, with a new group of students.
And we have a new group of leaders for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care.
Not everyone is new, to be sure, but we’ve tapped some new leaders and moved others into new roles and new titles.
¢ Marschall Runge, MD, PhD, is Executive Dean, my principal deputy for the School of Medicine, and his focus is the academic affairs of the school. He is leading the effort to create a new strategic plan for the School. In addition, he will be the director of the NC TraCS Institute and PI for UNC’s CTSA grant. He remains chair of the Department of Medicine.
¢ Kevin FitzGerald, MPA, is Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, the principal leader of the School focusing on management and operations across all our missions. He continues to be our liaison to the NC General Assembly.
¢ Terry Magnuson, PhD, is Vice Dean for Research, the principal research leader for the School. He remains chair of the Department of Genetics. He oversees graduate education in the basic medical sciences, working closely with Warren Newton. He is leading the effort to create a new research plan for the School.
¢ Warren Newton, MD, MPH, is Vice Dean for Education, the principal education leader for the School. His primary focus is medical student education, but is also charged with integrating all our medical school activities, including allied health education, continuing medical education, graduate medical education and graduate education in the basic medical sciences. He remains chair of the Department of Family Medicine.
¢ Allen Daugird, MD, MBA, is President of UNC Physicians and Associates, the principal leader of the School’s faculty practice plan.
¢ Rick Pillsbury, MD, is Chair of the Executive Committee of UNC P&A, the new group of chairs who are Al Daugird’s principal advisory group. He remains chair of the Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery.
¢ Paul Godley, MD, PhD, is Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, the principal leader in the dean’s office focused on developing our faculty and working with them to assure their success.
¢ Amelia Drake, MD, is Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs, directly assisting Marschall Runge, Kevin FitzGerald and me with key tasks in leading the School’s academic initiatives.
¢ Tony Lindsey, MD, is Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief of Staff of UNC Hospitals, working with Marschall Runge, Gary Park and others to advance our clinical and quality activities.
¢ Chris Ellington, MBA, is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UNC Hospitals, the principal financial leader of the Hospitals.
¢ Brian Goldstein, MD, MBA, is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UNC Hospitals, the principal operations leader of the Hospitals.
We have a very good team in place — with these leaders and the others who continue in their important roles.
And we are off to a good and fast start to the new academic year.