William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has recommended Jane Brice, MD, MPH, for appointment as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine following a national search. Brice will assume this role effective July 1.
James Larson, MD, has capably served as Department Chair on an interim basis since October of last year.
Brice joined the department of emergency medicine faculty in 1997, becoming a tenured professor in 2012. She serves the department of emergency medicine as chief of the Emergency Medical Services Division and as Vice Chair for Faculty Development. A long-time Tar Heel, Brice earned her BA, MD and MPH at UNC. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
In her new role, Brice will be responsible for the operational, financial and administrative oversight of the department, working with both School of Medicine and UNC Health Care leadership on strategic planning for the department’s long term clinical care, research and education missions.
Brice is a recognized leader in emergency medicine and medical education, both here in Chapel Hill and across the nation. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Currently, she is the president of the National Association of EMS Physicians and is a respected leader in the creation and development of emergency medical services as a subspecialty of emergency medicine. In 2011, she received the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. At UNC, emergency residents have awarded Brice multiple honors, including the Humanitarian Award and Glasgow Award, which goes to the attending physician “best able to create order from chaos.” She has also received the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Medical Student Research Mentor Award.