Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH, has been named Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the UNC School of Medicine. In this position, Wu will oversee the UNC School of Medicine’s educational enterprise while also leading the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.
Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH, has been named Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the UNC School of Medicine. Wu has an extensive record of leadership both within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and across the institution. She currently serves as Professor and Senior Vice Chair of the Department and Associate Clinical Service Chief for Women’s Health. From July 2019 through April 2020, Wu served as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Interim Chair. Wu has served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and currently serves on the Medical Center Improvement Council and the Academic and Promotions for Full Professors committee.
As Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Wu will oversee the UNC School of Medicine’s educational enterprise while also leading the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. “I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to lead and support the UNC School of Medicine’s educational initiatives and UNC’s world class faculty in their efforts to advance their professional development and scholarship,” Wu said.
Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, who served in the role of Vice Dean for Academic Affairs since December 2019, was recently appointed Interim Dean of UNC’s Adams School of Dentistry.
“Dr. Byerley is already off to an outstanding start in her leadership at the Dental School and I’m thrilled to work alongside her in this new capacity. Additionally, the UNC School of Medicine is excited to have Dr. Wu in this new leadership role. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our leadership team, and I know our faculty and students will benefit from their time working with her,” said Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Executive Dean of the UNC School of Medicine.
Wu is originally from Frederick, MD. She earned her B.A. in Biology from Harvard College and her M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and then completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Concurrently, she received her Master in Public Health in Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health. She spent five years on the faculty at Duke University before returning to UNC in 2013.