Perrin appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, will oversee the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Research Development. Read more about Dr. Perrin's time at UNC and her new position.

Perrin appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Research click to enlarge Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Perrin comes to us from the UNC School of Medicine, where she is a tenured faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics, and has served on the faculty for the past 13 years.

As a faculty member, Dr. Perrin brings experience and a natural talent for working across disciplines when building research teams. She is an accomplished researcher who knows the Carolina culture and is skilled in the process of assembling teams and securing research funding.

Dr. Perrin is a nationally known researcher in the area of child health, particularly obesity prevention and treatment. During her tenure at the UNC School of Medicine, Dr. Perrin has collaborated with faculty from many of the professional schools and several departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. She submitted grants and worked with teams through several of UNC’s centers for research including the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the Carolina Population Center, the Center for Women’s Health Research, the Injury Prevention Research Center, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the Odum Institute. In her most recently funded project, she leads investigators representing eight different disciplines across UNC (School of Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Journalism). She has also mentored all levels of learners across the University (undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and junior faculty).

As an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Perrin will oversee the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Research Development. She will help to create partnerships in the public and private sectors, to communicate the value of research to the public, to advocate in Washington on behalf of the University, and to develop and nurture the research workforce at Carolina.

I look forward to her taking the skills she has honed at the School of Medicine and applying them at the University-level for the benefit of the campus. Her research experience and perspectives will be of great value to the Carolina’s team of associate vice chancellors for research.  

Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Vice Chancellor for Research
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology 

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