90 Seconds with Dr. Burks and Dr. Page

Keeping School of Medicine Faculty and Staff abreast of relevant news and information is a priority. In our latest effort to keep you updated, we’ve created a new monthly video series called '90 Seconds With…,' which will be embedded in the Dean’s Office Connect e-newsletter. Take a moment to watch this short video of our newest leaders, Dr. Wesley Burks and Dr. Cristy Page, as they share some of their vision for the school.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Wesley Burks.

Welcome to our first video episode of “90-Seconds with the Dean.” We want to increase our communication with you and this is a new channel we will use to do that.

Today, I’m excited to be joined by Dr. Cristy Page, the new Executive Dean at the UNC School of Medicine. Many of you know Cristy. She’s served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 2017, after a year as the Department’s Interim Chair. She played a key role in the UNC School of Medicine being recognized last year by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s best primary care training program. 

She’s also a lifelong Tar Heel first coming to UNC on the prestigious Morehead Scholarship and then completing her MD, MPH, residency and chief residency in Chapel Hill.

I’m excited to work closely with Cristy as she begins her new role.

- Dr. Cristy Page Speaking - 

Thank you, Wesley. As I begin my new role as Executive Dean, I want to express my true excitement to work with the outstanding faculty, staff, and students here at the UNC School of Medicine.

I’d also like to thank and acknowledge the Department of Family Medicine. Your dedication to our students, our patients, and our state have inspired me and have solidified my values in service. 

As I move into the position of Executive Dean, I will work closely with our faculty to support research endeavors, championing our efforts to answer difficult questions and deepen our understanding of human health.  And I will focus on supporting our learners, preparing them to take on the health issues facing our state, our nation, and our world for future generations.

To those of you who I do not know, I look forward to meeting you and discussing ways we can all work together to accomplish our goal of becoming the nation’s leading school of medicine.

- Dr. Burks Speaking - 

Although this is a time of change at our institution, I know your work never stops. Thanks for all you do for each other and for the people of North Carolina.


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