Congratulations to Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice on receiving the prestigious 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. The University Committee on Teaching Awards was greatly impressed by her exemplary excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students. Her students and faculty colleagues are consistently enthusiastic in praise of her commitment to the highest standards of teaching.
Dr. McNeal-Trice is a Professor, Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program, and Vice Chair of Education in the UNC Department of Pediatrics. She earned a BS in Biology from Spelman College and her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency training at UNC Hospitals’ North Carolina Children’s Hospital, and served as Pediatric Chief Resident at WakeMed Hospitals. Dr. McNeal-Trice returned to Chapel Hill to join the faculty in 2007.
She has been the Pediatric Residency Program Director since 2014, leading a diverse, nationally-ranked training program of 67 trainees that includes residency positions in Categorical Pediatrics, Primary Care, Preliminary Pediatrics, and Child Neurology. Dr. McNeal-Trice has dedicated her career to implementing curricula and policies promoting an equitable and inclusive learning environment at all levels of academic medicine. Dr. Kenya McNeal-Trice was recently named the Chief Graduate Medical Education Officer/ACGME Designated Institutional Official at University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, effective January 2021. She has had an indelible impact on the growth of her students. We honor her achievements, commitment and passion.
Dr. McNeal-Trice lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Rodney, and two daughters, Zuri and Sala.