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Holly Shepherd
Holly Shepherd, Student Services Manager

Holly Shepherd our Student Services Manager completed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certificate program offered by UNC-CH School of Medicine in May 2022.

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DEI Certificate- Holly Shepherd May 2022

To earn the SOM DEI Certificate, program participants must complete six approved DEI offerings (2 required and 4 elective workshops). Workshops will be offered on a rotating basis (2-3 per semester) and we anticipate that it will take at least 3 semesters to complete the certificate requirements.

We encourage other department faculty and staff to enroll in the DEI Training/Certificate Program to foster an inclusive workplace environment.

DEI Certificate Program

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The DEI Certificate Program is an initiative from the SOM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in support of the 2019 SOM Strategic Plan to foster an inclusive workplace environment. The program’s curriculum offers workshops and training designed to broaden awareness about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics among the SOM faculty/staff and deepen engagement with and between individuals in the SOM at all levels – from patients to leadership. The workshops offered as part of the certificate program address a broad array of DEI topics, including those related to race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, culture and religion, socioeconomic status, and more.

This program is for SOM faculty and staff. Individuals within the SOM should take advantage of this program as a means to learn about DEI topics and to build inclusion into your department/unit and across the institution.

School of Medicine educational leaders (including course directors) participating in this program in order to enhance the learning environment, please contact Stephanie Brown for additional information.


Online enrollment for the DEI Certificate Program is available to UNC SOM faculty and staff.
DEI Certificate Program Enrollment

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