Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, has been named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. In this expanded role, Byerley will oversee the UNC School of Medicine’s educational enterprise as well as faculty affairs and leadership development. Byerley will continue to report to the Executive Dean, Cristy Page, MD, MPH.
Byerley has served as a senior leader within the School of Medicine since 2013 when she was named Vice Dean for Education. In her new role as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Byerley will have oversight of medical education along the continuum of pipeline programs, undergraduate education, graduate medical education (joint with UNC Hospitals), and continuing medical education (joint with UNC Hospitals). Byerley will also be responsible for the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.
Under Byerley’s leadership, the UNC School of Medicine has made significant enhancements to medical education, including the introduction of the TEC curriculum, the creation of the Office of Rural Initiatives, the establishment of the Wilmington branch campus, planning a new medical education building and many others. In residency education she is co-PI of the $1.8M AMA Reimagining Residency grant to UNC. Recently she has also overseen the work of the Office of Inclusive Excellence pending the appointment of a new Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, announced earlier this fall that she would retire from her position as Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development effective January 2020.
Jordan has directed the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (FALD) since 2015. Under her leadership, FALD has greatly expanded its offerings with a focus on career and leadership development across the academic lifespan, while also promoting faculty wellness, vitality, and engagement.
In early 2020, the UNC School of Medicine will post two positions, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Development. These positions will report to Byerley in her new role.