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Carolyn M. Clabo

Director of Communications and Development, Website Administrator

Director of Communications & Development
SOM D&I Council staff subcommittee
ITS Digital Accessibility Liaison
Office: 3018B Genetic Medicine
Phone: 919-962-7642

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Staff Excellence Award

Trainings and Certifications

Participated and earned certificates in Implicit Bias, Mental Health First Aid, SafeZone, SafeZone Gender Identity/Gender Expression, Helping Advocates for Ending Violence Now: HAVEN and Diversity Opening Doors, Green Zone, and other training programs. Carolyn has also completed the REI (racial equity institute) Groundwater training with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Diversity Opening Doors Workshop a collaboration with Cornell University, NC State, and the SUNY Research Foundation, UNC School of Medicine and UNC. This thought-provoking program has been used nationally for over 25 years with outstanding feedback and impact on institutional and systemic efforts to improve the climate for diversity and inclusion. A Personal and Professional Journey Opening Doors is an overnight three-day retreat that lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Through this workshop participants explore a framework that deepens their diversity awareness and enhances their ability to create inclusive organizations. This workshop addresses personal and professional change as part of an understanding differences initiative of multicultural organizational development. Linked in profile.

Opening Doors – Invitation for UNC SOM employees to Participate

Enrolled in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) certificate program at UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine (monthly training).

Member of DAO and receiving on going monthly training (UNC ITS) Digital Accessibility.

Memberships and Committees

  • University of North Carolina CH ITS Digital Accessibility Liaisons (DAO)
  • University of North Carolina CH Webmasters / Web Professionals
  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
  • National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
  • HighEdWeb Association
  • Events Manager for 2021 BCBP Virtual research retreat “Chromatin Regulatory Mechanisms and Therapeutic Prospects in Cancer”
  • Judge for Public Health communications project: Carolina Collective (Fall 2020)
  • University of North Carolina CH Communications Council (2017-2022)
  • Turkish Fulbright Scholars – Professor Aziz Sancar Ph.D. grant Program Manager (2017-2021)
  • Fulbright Girls in STEM Project (2015-2017)
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  • Triangle Women in STEM (TriWiSTEM)
  • University Managers’ Association (2020-2022)


New BCBP DEI website thanks to Carolyn Clabo! November 19, 2020
In November 2020, the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is excited to announce that we have a new website dedicated to Diversity Equity and Inclusion, thanks to Carolyn Clabo our Director of Communications and Development. She worked closely with our ITS team to design, create, and publish a brand new DEI WordPress website!

Carolyn promotes Digital Accessibility at Carolina July 19, 2019
Our new department Digital Accessibility Liaison, Carolyn Clabo, will be promoting training sessions on digital accessibility.

Carolyn Clabo and Ming Jing Wu PhD receive 2018 Staff Excellence Awards December 13, 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Staff Excellence Award winners, Carolyn M. Clabo, Communications and Development Manager, and Ming Jing Wu PhD, Neher Lab Manager for their teamwork, creativity and innovation, positive attitude, enthusiasm, productivity, flexibility and leadership.

Carolyn Clabo applies Heath’s principles from Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture March 21, 2018
One woman in attendance, Carolyn Clabo, who works in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in communications and development and serves as the assistant to Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar MD, PhD, for three years. Clabo said this lecture inspired her to apply Heath’s principles in her own work.

Carolyn Clabo serves as Communications and Development lead March 21, 2017
Ms. Clabo will lead our Communications and Development efforts for the UNC School of Medicine department of biochemistry and biophysics beginning March 27. She will manage all website and digital content.

Welcome Carolyn Clabo to our department! October 15, 2015
Carolyn Clabo transitions to our department after serving the UNC administration.

Carolyn Clabo
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics